This year's shortlisted finalists for the 2017 The Accountant & International Accounting Bulletin Awards have been announced and winners will be disclosed at the Digital Accountancy forum & awards 2017 event held on 4 October in London.

The shortlisted finalists and winners have been selected by an independent panel of judges including Andrea Rabb, vice president of the Hungarian Association of Certified Tax Expert (Moklasz), Carlos Martin Tornero, senior reporter at Responsible Investor and former editor of The Accountant, John Otieno Ogallo, senior financial management specialist at the World Bank and Olivia Kirtley immediate past president of IFAC.


Accountancy Software of the Year

  • BlackLine
  • Inflo Limited
  • Validis
  • Xero

Advisory Project of the Year

In this category only one nomination was deserving of short listing and will be announced as the winner on the night of the awards.

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Association of the Year

  • Allinial Global
  • BDO Alliance
  • Praxity – Global Alliance

Audit Innovation of the Year

  • American Institute of CPA's
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • KPMG
  • PwC

Communication Campaign of the Year – professional organisations

  • Accountancy Europe – For their rebranding
  • American Institute of CPAs – For their campaign around audit quality
  • The Institute of Management Accountants – for "You've got to earn it" campaign

Communication Campaign of the Year – networks and associations

  • MSI Global Alliance for "MSI Month" campaign
  • Praxity – Global Alliance for improvement of external and internal communications

Communication Campaign of the Year – single firms

  • BDO Brazil – "5 minutes for Good" campaign
  • Green Hasson Janks -"Be more" campaign
  • SKP Business Consulting – "GST in India" campaign

Employer of the Year

  • Grant Thornton
  • Guru & Jana Chartered Accountants

Network of the Year

  • Nexia International
  • RSM

Professional Body of the year

In this category only one nomination was deserving of short listing and will be announced as the winner on the night of the awards.

Rising Star Association of the Year

  • Abacus Worldwide
  • Inpact
  • MSI Global Alliance

Sustainability Champion of the Year

  • CPA Canada
  • Nexia SJ Tanzania

Thought Leadership Initiative of the year: Professional body 

  • ACCA – for "generation next"
  • CPA Canada – for their "financial litteracy programme"

Thought Leadership Initiative of the year: Firm, Association, Network

  • BKR International for "talent development"
  • Grant Thornton for "women in business report"
  • Joinson & Spice for "Sector-only focus audit firm"
  • KPMG – for "value of audit"