Australian Accounting Awards 2021 winners

Allan Hall Business Advisors wins Firm of the Year at Australian Accounting Awards

The events of 2020 proved that going the extra mile is more important than ever to clients and community as we navigate the uncertainties of an unprecedented health crisis.

Executing and sustaining strategy in a marketplace of tough nationwide competitors were among the great challenges, and successes, of many firms in the Australian accounting industry.

In recognition of this, Allan Hall Business Advisors was awarded 2021 Firm of the Year by 21 judges in a field of 621 submissions and 300 finalists across 34 award categories at The Star, Pyrmont last Friday night.

Allan Hall Partner Scott Jago said 2020 was about steadying the ship and doing a good job with no one overboard.

“Success to Allan Hall means achieving our goals whilst having fun along the way,” says Scott. “Consciously doing things that make a difference to our clients and our staff’s experience, and joining the dots on all the little things each and every day.”

“For us it was about improving our delivery and refining our approach.”

“We supported our team rigorously and impressed on everyone the importance of going the extra mile to look after our clients and community.”

“This became especially meaningful with the onset of COVID-19 when we regrouped, assessed our clients’ needs and executed a structured program that allowed us to help sustain our clients throughout an unpredictable year.”

Senior Client Manager Michael Bowman accepted the award for Allan Hall at the five-star gala event, joined by colleagues Katherine O’Connor, Anita Hudson, Ashley Phillips, Nicole Woolley and Nicola Jordan.

AccountantsDaily editor Jotham Lian said the awards play an important role in recognising the hard work and dedication shown by the accounting profession in a trying year marked by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The sheer tenacity and resilience shown by practitioners across the country over the past year has been nothing short of amazing and it makes me so proud to advocate on behalf of the profession,” he said.

In a field of strong competitors, Allan Hall Business Advisors was nominated as a finalist in four of the 15 Group Awards in the Australian Accounting Awards: Firm of the Year, Multiservice Firm of the Year, Wellness Program/Initiative of the Year and Network of the Year (Alliott Global Alliance). The Firm of the Year award recognises the accounting firm with less than $1 billion in total revenue that most effectively drove business growth during 2020, utilising a range of business development principles.

View the full list of winners here.