Accountant of the Year

This award recognises the accountant who has most effectively shaped their business’ performance and delivered value to their organisation and clients.


This award is open to all accountants and based on activities over the 2017 calendar year.

All entrants must be aged 30 years or younger for the duration of the work being completed between
1 January 2017 and 31 December 2017.

Submission criteria and requirements

Please answer the following questions (400 words max per question):

  • Detail your approach to your work and how it influences your actions and activities in your organisation/business.
  • Highlight the strategies and/or initiatives you have developed in your organisation, detailing their success.
  • What has been your biggest success?
  • Describe how you inspire and motivate people in your workplace and your contribution to the
    development of the profession.
  • Highlight any innovation attributable to you and how it has impacted your organisation.
  • Detail one major obstacle you have overcome, and how your leadership has ensured a
    favourable outcome.

Supporting documentation

Optional: Please include any supporting material in your submission so that the judges can consider it. This material can include references, testimonials, statistics, video, media coverage and financial or business metrics and/or statements and third-party independent data reports to support your submission.

We also encourage entrants to submit an optional short video - up to 30 seconds long - answering the question, “What does success mean to you?

Business metrics

Metric 1.1.2016 - 31.12-16 1.1.2017 - 31.12-17
Total revenue (firm)
Total revenue (under your control)
Number of clients (under your control)
Percentage of recurring income (under your control)
Number of new clients
Total number of direct reports