Allan Hall’s Awards for Excellence

Allan Hall Business Advisors named 2021 Australian Firm of the Year

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 on 18 June 2021.

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.”

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Firm-wide awards:

  • 2021 Australian Accounting Awards — WINNER Firm of the Year  
  • 2021 Australian Accounting Awards — Finalist: Multiservice Firm of the Year; Wellness Program/Initiative of the Year; Network of the Year (Alliott Global Alliance)
  • 2020 Custom Equity Group – Winner, Brokerage of the Year – Allan Hall Finance
  • 2020 Client Choice Awards – Winner, Best Accounting and Consulting Services Specialist Firms – Auditing 
  • 2020 Client Choice Awards – Best Accounting and Consulting Services Firm Finalist
  • 2019 Australian Accounting Awards – Finalist: Multiservice Firm of the Year; SMSF Firm of the Year; Employee Wellness Program of the Year; Network of the Year (Alliott Group)
  • 2019 Client Choice Awards Awards – Best Accounting Firm – Business Clients, Australia Finalist
  • 2019 Custom Equity Group – Winner of Brokerage of the Year – Allan Hall Finance
  • 2019 Consultum (Financial Planning) – Consultum Practice of the Year Finalist
  • 2019 AMP Women in Finance Awards – Wellness Program/Initiative of the Year Finalist ( THRIVE Program )
  • 2018 NAB Professional Services Awards – Winner, Best Accounting Firm – Business Clients
  • 2018 NAB Professional Services Awards – Winner, Best Accounting Firm – NSW/ACT
  • 2018 NAB Professional Services Awards – Finalist, Best Accounting Firm – Australia
  • 2018 SMSF & Accounting Awards – Finalist: SMSF Firm of the Year; Community Engagement Program of the Year
  • 2016 AFR Client Choice awards – Winner of Best Accounting Firm in Australia and New Zealand
  • 2016 AFR Client Choice awards – Winner of Best Professional Services Firm in Australia and New Zealand
  • Currently ranked 40th   in  the Australian Financial Review’s Top 100 Accounting Firms

Individual awards:

  • 2019 Australian HR Awards (Human Resources) – Finalist, HR Manager of the Year – Bonny Rath
  • 2019 Australian Accounting Awards – Finalist, Superannuation Specialist Accountant of the Year – Michael Bowman
  • 2019 Australian Accounting Awards – Finalist, Public Accountant of the Year – Michael Bowman
  • 2018 SMSF & Accounting Awards – Winner, SMSF and Accounting Professional of the Year, Metropolitan – Michael Bowman
  • 2018 Consultum (Financial Planning) – Winner, Rising Star of the Year – Robin Bell
  • 2018 Custom Equity Group – Winner, Newcomer of the Year – Mitchell Cleary
  • 2018 AFR Client Choice Awards – Finalist, Most Client Focused Accountant – Scott Somerville
  • 2017 AFR Client Choice Awards – Winner, Most Client Focused Accountant – Scott Somerville
  • 2017 Consultum (Financial Planning) – Winner, Adviser of the Year – Mark O’Connell
  • 2017 Custom Equity – Winner, Commercial Broker of the Year – David Cleary

Allan Hall Business Advisors recognised with awards and accolades across the firm

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Firm Awards – Wellness Program / Initiative of the Year

Allan Hall Business Advisors was shortlisted as a finalist in the Wellness Program / Initiative of the Year award, as part of the AMP Women in Finance Awards 2019.The Women in Finance Awards, in partnership with AMP Bank, is a national awards program recognising the contribution of women in the finance industry over 26 award categories. The Wellness Program of the Year award recognises businesses working in financial services in Australia who have actively advocated for women’s health and wellness initiatives, events and/or activates among their employees, peers and the community at large. At Allan Hall, we recognise that people are our greatest asset. Through our dedicated, firm-wide Allan Hall THRIVE program, a program aimed at increasing the psychological, physical and social wellbeing of employees, we have been undertaking an array of exciting initiatives that have helped to enrich the understanding and importance of wellness amongst our firm and wider community.

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Allan Hall Finance awarded Brokerage of the Year

Leading mortgage group Custom Equity has twice announced our team at Allan Hall Finance as the Brokerage of the Year for 2019 and 2020.

CEO David Haythorn commented that the awards were the most competitive in the aggregator’s history, with a number of broker members “vying” for the top spots in each category.

“As a group we have achieved outstanding success over the past year,” Mr Haythorn remarked, adding, “our broker members are setting new benchmarks for the group and the winners exemplify how to run a successful finance broking business through their dedication and hard work”.

We congratulate David, Stephen & Mitchell on their achievements which is a testament to the value that they provide to their clients and our team at Allan Hall Business Advisors.

Brokerage Of The Year Finance Team Image And Award Logo 2019

HR Manager of the Year finalist – Bonny Rath

Bonny Rath, a Senior HR Consultant from Allan Hall HR Services, our in-house team of HR consultants and professionals, was nominated as HR Manager of the Year in the Australian HR Awards 2019. The Australian HR Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of the country’s top HR leaders, companies and teams. Bonny has been working at Allan Hall Human Resource Services as a Senior HR Consultant and is an invaluable member of the HR team. Bonny has taken ownership of numerous client relationships for Allan Hall HR . Bonny works collaboratively with senior leaders of her clients’ businesses, across a range of industries, to problem solve and  strategise, and provide cost-effective, practical and tailored HR solutions.  All of Bonny’s co-workers and clients agree that she embodies all the qualities of a  talented, hard-working and  inspiring  HR leader.

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Allan Hall Australian Accounting Awards finalists

Allan Hall Business Advisors was named a finalist in the Australian Accounting Awards 2019 in the following 6 categories:

Firm-wide Awards:

  • Multi-service Firm of the Year
  • SMSF Firm of the Year
  • Employee Wellness Program of the Year
  • Network of the Year (Alliott Group, the international association of accounting and law firms of which Allan Hall Business Advisors is affiliated have been nominated in this category)

Individual Awards:

  • Public Accountant of the Year – Michael Bowman
  • SMSF Accountant of the Year – Michael Bowman

The Australian Accounting Awards is the only national independent awards program for the accounting industry. Recognising excellence across a true cross-section of the accounting industry, the awards celebrate the contributions of both individuals and firms who are leading the way in our field.

The finalist list features over 270 accounting professionals and firms so we are honoured to be represented as finalists across such a diverse range of categories. Our team at Allan Hall are and proud to be part of the exclusive network of finalists and thank all our clients for their ongoing support.

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Allan Hall takes out multiple awards at NAB Professional Services Awards

Allan Hall is thrilled to announce that we have been recognised as a winner in multiple categories in the 2018 Professional Services Awards, which are proudly supported by NAB.

Judged by clients, these awards showcase the best small to medium firms. Each firm was rated on their Expertise, Reliability, Communication and Understanding of client needs, as well as a host of key drivers of client satisfaction. The best firms were determined by a combination of a weighted average of client satisfaction metrics, sample size and sentiment analysis of qualitative comments.

As these awards are based purely on client feedback, Allan Hall is honoured to be recognised as winners in the following categories and would like to thank all our clients for their ongoing support.

  • Winner for Best Accounting Firm – Business Clients, Australia
  • Winner for Best Accounting Firm – NSW/ACT

Allan Hall’s Michael Bowman named SMSF and Accounting Professional of the Year

Allan Hall is excited to announce that we were selected as a finalist in four categories at the prestigious SMSF and Accounting 2018 Awards, with Client Service Manager, Michael Bowman awarded SMSF and Accounting Professional of the Year for the Metropolitan region.

This nationwide industry event recognises state-based performance in SMSF and Accounting professions across Australia. The SMSF  and Accounting Awards program  continues to honour the individuals and businesses leading the way in SMSF advice and accounting by championing professionalism, quality advice and innovation.

Allan Hall was honoured to be a finalist for multiple categories and particularly proud of Michael’s recognition as winner of SMSF and Accounting Professional of the Year in the Metropolitan region. Given the calibre of nominees and competitiveness of the event, these awards are a testament to the level of professionalism and quality of the services that we provide, recognised by clients and industry professionals.

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Allan Hall Financial Planner Robin Bell receives Rising Star Award

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Consultum Financial Advisers awarded Robin Bell, Allan Hall Financial Planning Advisor with the prestigious Rising Star of the Year award at their 2018 Conference.

The accolade, which is awarded to advisers with less than five years financial practice in an advisory role, recognised Robin for his breadth and quality of advice, compliance record, as well as industry qualifications.

This award was one of four presented across a variety of categories that were developed to recognise financial advisory practices who demonstrate exceptional qualities in areas including quality of advice, adherence to training and compliance policies, and leadership.

Mortgage Broker, Mitchell Cleary awarded Best Newcomer

Leading mortgage group Custom Equity recognised its top-performing brokers during its national conference. We are very proud to announce that mortgage broker, Mitchell Cleary from the Allan Hall Finance Team was named Best Newcomer for 2018.

CEO David Haythorn commented that the awards were the most competitive in the aggregator’s history, with a number of broker members “vying” for the top spots in each category.

“As a group we have achieved outstanding success over the past year,” Mr Haythorn remarked, adding, “our broker members are setting new benchmarks for the group and the winners exemplify how to run a successful finance broking business through their dedication and hard work”.

Industry newcomer Mitchell Cleary, was one of the biggest winners on the night, named Best Newcomer of the Year for his efforts over the past year. We congratulate Mitchell on his achievements which is a testament to the value that he provides to his clients and the Allan Hall community.

Allan Hall excels in Financial Review Client Choice Awards

Allan Hall Business Advisors again made the finals for the third year running in 2018 with our Partner, Scott Somerville nominated as Most Client Focused Accountant. In 2017 Scott Somerville was awarded as the ‘Most Client Focused Accountant’ in Australia and New Zealand, and in 2016, Allan Hall Business Advisors took out Best Accounting firm in Australia and New Zealand (revenue).

These highly prestigious awards celebrate excellence in professional services and include accounting, law, management, consulting and engineering firms in metropolitan and regional areas across Australia and New Zealand. Our selection as a finalist and previous winner was based on feedback provided by a random selection of our clients who were approached by independent researchers, Beaton Research.

At a time where accounting firms are facing many challenges, this is an outstanding acknowledgement by our clients of the work that we do. We have a very strong culture at Allan Hall Business Advisors where valued relationships, problem-solving, quality, value and communication are paramount and it is hugely rewarding to know that our services are so well received, respected and valued by our clients.

We thank our clients for their valuable feedback and acknowledge our highly dedicated staff, as these awards are a testament to the service provided by our entire team.

Mark O’Connell named Consultum Adviser of the Year

Mark O’Connell, who heads up Allan Hall Financial Planning was awarded Consultum Adviser of the Year at the 2017 Consultum Conference.

These awards recognise outstanding individuals and financial planning practices who demonstrate exceptional qualities in areas such as compliance, training and development, and going the extra mile in providing professional financial advisory services to their clients.

Mark attributes the award to the entire Allan Hall Financial Planning team were also finalists in the financial planning practice category of the 2017 awards.

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