2015 Winners of Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting Excellence Awards Announced

November 13, 2015

Thomson Reuters announced today the 2015 winners of the third Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting Excellence Awards in Australia. The program recognises outstanding tax and finance teams, and individuals, who have driven significant value for their organisations by generating new ideas, improving efficiencies and embracing technology.

The winners were announced on Thursday 12th November at an Awards event ceremony in Sydney, sponsored by BOQ Specialist, a provider of finance solutions to accountancy firms.

The 2015 Award winners across eight categories include:

Accounting Firm of the Year

Pitcher Partners – 2nd year running

Advisory Team of the Year

BDO – 2nd year running

Innovative Tax Team of the Year


Indirect Tax Team of the Year

Grant Thornton

Transfer Pricing Team of the Year

Transfer Pricing Solutions

Finance Team of the Year

CUA – Credit Union Australia

CFO of the Year

Tony Taylor, Chief Financial Officer, CUA – Credit Union Australia

Graduate of the Year

Jeshan Velupillai, BDO

Paul Brindle, managing director, APAC and EMEA for the Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters said “It’s great to see this year’s winners of the Tax & Accounting Awards demonstrate a new level of innovative excellence and discuss how technology is enabling them to use real-time data to support business growth. We’re proud to support Australia’s tax and accounting professionals and encourage more innovative and value-added work practices.”

Christian Goodall, Head of Banking Sales at BOQ Specialist, which provides commercial and personal financial solutions tailored to the specific needs and professional development goals of accountants, said: “Congratulations to the 2015 Award winners for conceptualising and bringing to the fore new approaches to advance accounting in Australia. The awards, and the exceptional leaders they recognise, are an important way to support ongoing innovation in the accounting profession.”

An independent panel of judges designated from CPA Australia, CEO Institute, Corporate Tax Association and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand were responsible for selecting the winners and finalists in each category.

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