2015 Winners of Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting Excellence Awards AnnouncedNovember 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
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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