The New South Wales-based winners of ifa sister title SMSF Adviser’s first SMSF and Accounting Awards have been revealed.
At a function in Sydney last night, winners for the inaugural, state-based SMSF and Accounting Awards – organised in conjunction with SuperConcepts – were announced to a crowd of over 250 professionals.
The SMSF and Accounting Awards are the first of their kind in Australia, and recognise those professionals who are setting the benchmark for excellence in their provision of services to clients in their home state.
“We recognise that national awards programs aren’t always the right fit for professionals who are concentrated on their locale, and we are pleased that we can acknowledge their contribution to the industry,” said SMSF Adviser’s head of partnerships Terry Braithwaite.
“Congratulations to all finalists and winners for their outstanding achievements at the very first SMSF and Accounting Awards.”
The judges commented on the exceptional quality of nominees this year, and particularly remarked on the efforts firms and individuals are going to with innovation and client servicing standards.
2017 NSW SMSF Summit winners
The winners for the 2017 SMSF Summit Awards in New South Wales are:
Accounting Firm of the Year
Bottrell Business Consultants
Auditor of the Year
Joel Curry, TriSuper Auditors
Bookkeeper of the Year
Sophie Andrews, The Accounts Studio
Community Engagement Pprogram of the Year
Leenane Templeton The Self Managed Superfund Specialists
Customer Service Firm of the Year
Boyd & Associates
Rocco Musumeci, Henderson Maxwell
Multi Service Firm of the Year
New Firm of the Year
Newcomer of the Year
Katie Hows, Beany.com.au
Office Manager of the Year
Ashima Seth, ESV Accounting and Business Advisors
Partner of the Year
Charlie Viola, Pitcher Partners
Small Business Adviser of the Year
Anderson Tax & Consulting
SMSF and Accounting Professional of the Year – Metropolitan
Liam Shorte, Verante
SMSF and Accounting Professional of the Year – Regional
Peter Fowler, Collins Hume
SMSF Adviser Excellence Award
Liam Shorte, Verante
SMSF Adviser of the Year
Shane Morgan, Cutcher & Neale
SMSF Audit Firm of the Year
SMSF Firm of the Year
SMSF Investment Strategist of the Year
Paul Bottele, HLB Mann Judd Wealth Management (Wollongong)
SMSF Specialist Accountant of the Year
David Henriksen, PKF
Tax and Compliance Firm of the Year
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