Winners of the 2019 Australian Accounting Awards Revealed

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The Australian Accounting Awards 2019 recognised the exceptional contributions of professionals and firms to the accounting and bookkeeping industry across Australia with winners announced in Sydney on Friday, 24 May. Accountants and bookkeepers were honored during the event for their achievements, technical expertise and hard work that grow and enrich not only the profession but businesses and the Australian economy as well. Chan & Naylor is proud to stand alongside the industry’s best as we all innovate and pave the way for change.

We are pleased to be named a finalist in a program that recognizes the depth of talent and skills in the accounting industry,” Ershad Ullah of Chan & Naylor Sydney CBD said. “We extend our congratulations to all the finalists and winners in this year’s Accounting Awards.

Ershad Ullah has been named a finalist for the New Partner of the Year and Property Specialist Accountant of the Year Awards. He is the Managing Partner of Chan & Naylor Sydney CBD Central – Property & Business Tax Accountants in Sydney. He has over 10 years of experience in tax compliance, tax planning and business strategy and is well known for delivering exceptional professionalism and value.

Ed Chan, founder of Chan & Naylor, has also been shortlisted for the Thought Leader of the Year Award this year. He has co-authored four best selling books and is a regular contributor to publications around Australia. He speaks at the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Institute of Public Accountants and Australian Society of CPA’s and the annual National Congress of the ATO. He helps accounting firms improve their efficiencies and run better businesses through Wize Mentoring.

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Congratulations go to the following 2019 Australian Accounting Awards winners:

Individual awards

Accountants Daily Excellence Award: Chaz Prezident, Whitehouse Private Wealth
Accounting Consultant of the Year: Michelle McDowall, Arabon Accountants
Accounting Student of the Year: Jessica Lasky, Deloitte

Accounting Support Staff of the Year: Bridie Patience, Carbon Group
Auditor of the Year: Ben Willington, Accru Harris Orchard
Bookkeeper of the Year: Martine Hoosen, Bookwiz

Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Year: Sarah Lawrance, Hot Toast
Corporate Accountant of the Year: Michael Trakhtman, Spiire Australia
Editor’s Choice Award: Lielette Calleja, All That Counts

New Partner of the Year: Michelle Maynard, Carbon Group
Partner of the Year: Shane Crommelin, Elevate Accounting
Partner of the Year (Boutique Firm): Kyelie Baxter, IQ Accountants

Property Specialist Accountant of the Year: Mark Pozzi, Pozzi Financial Services
Public Practitioner of the Year: Teddy Kosasih, Pitt Martin
Restructuring and Insolvency Professional of the Year: Anna Odrzywolska, PCI Partners

Rising Star of the Year: Jade Rein, Fishburn Gardner Accounting & Advisory Services
Superannuation Auditor of the Year: Jeremiah Thum, Independent Audit Services
Superannuation Specialist Accountant of the Year: Lisa Papachristoforos, Hughes O’Dea Corredig

Thought Leader of the Year: Chaz Prezident, Whitehouse Private Wealth
Young Accountant of the Year (30 years or under): Andrya McKinlay, PwC

Group awards

Bookkeeping Firm of the Year: Bookwiz
Boutique Firm of the Year (Less than 20 employees): Quantum Advisory
Business Advisory Firm of the Year: Elevate Accounting

Diversity and Inclusion Program/Initiative of the Year: Paris Financial
Fast-Growing Firm of the Year: Synergy Group Australia
Firm of the Year: Wilson Pateras

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Innovator of the Year: Cutcher & Neale
Marketing Program of the Year: SMART Business Solutions
Mid-Size Firm of the Year (20 employees or more): Highview Accounting & Financial

Multiservice Firm of the Year: Fortuna Advisory Group
Network of the Year: Pitcher Partners Critical Point Network
Professional Development Program of the Year: Power Tynan

SMSF Firm of the Year: Intuitive Super
Start-Up Firm of the Year: HA Accounting
Wellness Program/Initiative of the Year: SEIVA


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