AccountantsDaily, in conjunction with principal partner Reckon have announced the finalists for the prestigious 2015 Australian Accounting Awards. A total of 103 finalists, including Australia’s leading accounting and bookkeeping professionals and firms were shortlisted across 21 categories. 
The Australian Accounting Awards are a national awards program which showcases excellence right across the accounting and bookkeeping profession.The winners will be announced at a five-star gala dinner to be held in Sydney on Friday 30 October at the Westin hotel.

“Reckon congratulates all accounting and bookkeeping finalists for the 2015 awards and recognises their outstanding contribution to the industry,” said Sam Allert, Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand. “We look forward to joining the finalists at the upcoming awards gala dinner to further celebrate their achievements.”

AccountantsDaily publisher Alex Whitlock also commended the finalists. “Congratulations to these leading professionals and practices. Since nominations opened in August we’ve received a record number of submissions and so it’s an outstanding achievement to make it through to this stage.”

Mr Whitlock said “the high calibre of this year’s finalists bears testament to the depth of talent in the Australian accounting industry. Picking the winners from such a strong field will be a tough job for our judging panel and I’m sure that there will be huge excitement when the awards are presented on the night.”

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The finalists for the 2015 Australian Accounting Awards are as follows:


Best Marketing
Verve Group
M.A.S Accountants
SBG Accountants & Business Advisors
KPMG Australia
SMART Business Solutions
Hanrick Curran 

Bookkeeping Firm of the Year
Carbon Business Group
All That Counts Pty Ltd
Jaminik Services
Digit Books
My Accounts

Boutique Firm of the Year (Less than $10m in revenue)
Collins Hume
Be Free Pty Ltd
Accru Hobart Pty Ltd
The Practice
YCG Accountants, Auditors & Advisors
WMS Chartered Accountants
LMS Advisory Pty Ltd
Superannuation Advisors Australia Pty Ltd
Transfer Pricing Solutions
Henderson Maxwell Accounting & Taxation

Diversified Firm of the Year
Perks Integrated Business Services
HTA Advisory
Linton Solutions

Fast-Growing Firm of the Year
Bottrell Business Consultants Pty Ltd
Wilson Pateras
AAA Accounting & Business Services Pty Ltd
ABS Accountable Business Solutions
MAS Tax Accountants
Prosperity Advisers Group
Devonshire Accountants

Firm of the Year (Less than $1bn in revenue)
Bottrell Business Consultants Pty Ltd
Rad Bookkeeping & Business Solutions
Pitcher Partners
Prosperity Advisers Group
PKF Australia
Accounting Revolution
Sertori & Co 

Firm of the Year (More than $1bn in revenue)

Graduate Program of the Year
Power Tynan
Grant Thornton Australia Ltd
Pitcher Partners 

Innovator of the Year
KPMG Australia
Accodex Partners
Sky Accountants
HTA Advisory
WM Business & Tax Accountants Pty Ltd
Hanrick Curran

New Firm of the Year
Digit Books
Sovereign Private
Robinson Voss Partners Pty Ltd
Andrew Webb Family & Business Accounting

Professional Development Program of the Year
RSM Bird Cameron
Grant Thornton Australia Limited
Pitcher Partners 


Accounting Student of the Year
Ben Tansky – Power Tynan
Casey Michael – Grant Thornton Australia Ltd
Danielle Williams – Bentleys Newcastle Pty Ltd
Hayden Winters – SMART Business Solutions 

Bookkeeper of the Year
Debbie Demooy – Rad Bookkeeping and Business Solutions
Jackie Becker – First Class Accounts – Subiaco
Nicole Dawson – Jaminik Services
Robyn Kelly – Mrs Robyn Kelly
Sarah-Jane Bishop – EMB Solutions Pty Ltd
Sophie Andrews – The Accounts Studio 

Executive of the Year
Amanda Kenafake – Power Tynan
Caxton Pang – Linton Solutions
Julia Kouba – MEC Mining
Robert Hadded – The Practice 

New Partner of the Year
Andy Rosenberg – Elias, Rosenberg Pty Ltd
Paul Kuchta – Kelly+Partners Chartered Accountants

Office Administrator of the Year
Lauren Guymer – Power Tynan
Nicole Wicks – SMART Business Solutions

Partner of the Year (Boutique Firm)
Alexander Laureti – LMS Advisory Pty Ltd
Gavin Bottrell – Bottrell Business Consultants 

Partner of the Year (Less than $1bn in revenue)
Debbie Demooy – Rad Bookkeeping and Business Solutions
Shannon Smit – SMART Business Solutions 

Rising Star of the Year
Adrian Sut – LMS Advisory Pty Ltd
CK Lim – Perks Integrated Business Service
Daniel Bramich – Bourke Group
Daniel Velich – Lambourne Partners
Jason Andrew – SmartBooks Online
Nathan Pearce – Graff Paul & Parnell
Naziful Islam – Grant Thornton Australia Limited
Salma Naimee-Rahmani – Park Central Accountancy Services

Thought Leader of the Year
Alexis Kokkinos – Pitcher Partners
Clayton Oates – QA Business
Greg Hayes – Hayes Knight
James Guthrie – Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
Jason Cunningham – The Practice
Paul Hilton – Power Tynan
Richard Lethborg – Lethborg Services Pty Ltd
Tracey Loubser – Confident Cashflows PLUS 

Young Accountant of the Year (under 30)
Ellie Burke – Pitcher Partners
James Sheehan – Tester Porter Services
Joshua Burditt – RSM Bird Cameron
Kieran Bowden – Hall Chadwick
Nicole Procajlo – Grant Thornton Australia Limited
Rocco Musumeci – Henderson Maxwell
Tim Sherlock – The Practice