Ed Chan: Finalist in the 2023 Australian Accounting Awards | Chan & Naylor

by | Jun 12, 2023

Update: Ed Chan has been awarded the 2023 Thought Leader of the Year. We invite our clients and colleagues to join us in congratulating Ed on this significant achievement. Your support and encouragement are highly appreciated by Ed, and the entire Chan & Naylor team. Let’s come together to celebrate his dedication, expertise, and remarkable accomplishments. 


We are thrilled to announce that Ed Chan, Co-founder and Non-Executive Chairman of Chan & Naylor, has been selected as a finalist for the prestigious Australian Accounting Awards as Thought Leader of the Year. With an illustrious career spanning over several decades, Ed Chan is widely recognized as a leading authority in property and business tax within Australia.

Ed’s journey began with a degree in Business, majoring in Accounting, from the esteemed University of Technology in Sydney. After gaining valuable experience in the Chartered Accounting field, he embarked on an entrepreneurial path, establishing Chan & Naylor from humble beginnings in a small home office. Through his unwavering dedication and vision, Ed transformed the firm into a prominent National Accounting Services Organization, with offices in major capital cities and a clientele exceeding 10,000.

A highly sought-after keynote speaker, Ed has shared his extensive knowledge at numerous property seminars across the country. His expertise in tax and property has earned him a reputation as one of Australia’s foremost authorities in these fields. As evidence of his commitment to education, Ed has co-authored four best-selling books covering “How to Legally Reduce Your Tax” to “Creating Wealth for Life through Property Investing”, “Buying Property with your Self Managed Superfund” and how to run a successful Small Business called “From Small to Great”.

Presenting a selection of articles authored by Ed. Delve into these insightful reads to gain valuable perspectives on various tax and finance matters:

Beyond his speaking engagements and publications, Ed’s influence extends to contributing articles to various renowned magazines and publications nationwide. He has also delivered presentations on best practices for building successful businesses at numerous business seminars throughout Australia. Notably, Ed has had the privilege of speaking at esteemed institutions such as the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Institute of Public Accountants, and the Australian Society of CPAs. He has even graced the stage as a Keynote Speaker at the annual National Congress of the Australian Taxation Office in Canberra.

Chan & Naylor, the organization Ed co-founded, serves as a role model for students pursuing their MBA at the University of Queensland and for accounting students preparing for their CPA exams. Currently, Ed has transitioned to the role of Non-Executive Chairman, overseeing the company’s strategic direction and guiding it towards its next phase of growth.

Demonstrating his commitment to giving back to the accounting industry, Ed co-founded Wize Mentoring in recent years. This remarkable initiative aims to support accounting firms worldwide in cultivating outstanding leaders, cohesive teams, and efficient systems. Through this program, over 1,000 firms from across the globe have subscribed, benefiting from enhanced operational efficiencies and a more harmonious work-life balance.

Ed Chan’s recognition as a finalist in the 2023 Australian Accounting Awards stands as a testament to his exceptional contributions and leadership within the accounting profession. We congratulate Ed on this well-deserved honour and wish him continued success in his future endeavours.