footy tipping competition

Footy Tipping winners 2023

2023 Footy Tipping Competition winners announced

Thanks to everyone who took part.

Samuel Alexander is this year’s winner of the $1,000 cash prize, generously donated by the Directors at Allan Hall.

We’d also like to congratulate the following prizewinners:

  • 2ND: Shane Hogan — Blue Dolphin Holiday Resort and Angourie Rainforest Resort package
  • 3RD: Toby Hunt — 5 cases of lager courtesy of Nick McDonald at Bucketty’s Brewing Co

Allan Hall would like to send a huge thank you to the business owners who donated these amazing prizes for this year’s competition.

We also gratefully welcome any prospective sponsors who would like to promote their business by offering a prize for future competitions.

Congratulations to our winners! See you next year for the 2024 competition! 

Allan Hall name Business Advisory Firm of the Year

Allan Hall named 2023 Accounting Award Winners

Allan Hall wins Business Advisory Firm of the Year at the 2023 Australian Accounting Awards

Allan Hall Business Advisors is proud to announce that it has been awarded the prestigious title of Business Advisory Firm of the Year at the 2023 Australian Accounting Awards.

Allan Hall has continued to excel in its commitment to supporting and servicing clients.

Director Scott Jago expressed his delight at receiving this esteemed accolade.

“Receiving this award creates a sense of achievement and deep satisfaction, validating that Allan Hall is on the right path,” he said.

Allan Hall’s success can be attributed to its ‘One Allan Hall’ multiservice approach, which provides clients with a comprehensive range of services under one roof. Recognising that clients desire more than just compliance-related assistance, the firm has continuously adapted and expanded its service offerings, ensuring it remains well-positioned to give clients what they want.

This notable recognition reaffirms Allan Hall’s dedication to delivering exceptional business advisory services and its ongoing commitment to supporting small and medium-sized businesses across Sydney’s Northern Beaches and beyond.

The Business Advisory Firm of the Year award highlights outstanding performance and acknowledges the firm in the accounting industry that effectively showcased its business advisory services and client impact. See the full list of 2023 Winners and Finalists here:

In addition to this recent accolade, Allan Hall was also named Multiservice Firm of the Year and SMSF Firm of the Year Finalists in 2023. The firm’s previous achievements include being named the Best Business Advisory Firm by the 2023 Beaton Client Choice Awards and winning the Australian Accounting Awards for Wellness Program of the Year (2022) and Firm of the Year (2021). These accolades reflect Allan Hall’s consistent dedication to innovation, client service and community involvement.



Allan Hall named Best Business Advisory Firm

Beaton Client Choice Awards 2023

Allan Hall has been named Best Business Advisory Firm (<$30M revenue) in the Accounting & Consulting Services Specialists category.

This was a highly competitive year that saw 276 firms benchmarked from across Australia and New Zealand.

A total of 17,413 individual client ratings were submitted to Beaton for benchmarking and analysed to determine the best firms in each category, with strong competition and incredibly tight margins between overall client service scores.

Allan Hall Director Scott Jago said, “Following our prior success as 2022 Winners in three Client Choice Award specialist categories for firms with up to $30M revenue — Best Business Advice Firm, Best Self-Managed Super Fund Firm and Best Auditing Firm — we are delighted to be recognised for another year.”

“These awards benchmark some of the best talent and professional firms in the country. To come out with a Business Advisory award is an achievement that we are extremely proud of, and reflects the hard work that has been put in by our Director Group, Client Managers and all of our wonderful staff this past 12 months and beyond.”

Chairman of Beaton, George Beaton added, “The number and calibre of entrants to the Client Choice Awards continues to improve year on year. For 20 years, Beaton has watched the professional services industry drive up client service standards in every sector.”

“It is impressive and fascinating to see the heights to which firms can soar by listening to client feedback and drawing on benchmarks to produce excellent client service.”

Allan Hall was also a Finalist in the Best Accounting and Consulting Services Firm (<$30M revenue) in the 2023 Client Choice Awards program.

About the Client Choice Awards

The process of choosing winners in Client Choice Awards is objective and data-driven, based on client feedback submitted directly to Beaton in the entry process. For more information on how this benchmarking process is conducted, click here »



NRL Footy Tipping Comp 2023

Allan Hall’s footy tipping comp is back for 2023

Fancy yourself as a footy fanatic? Or are you just a lucky tipper?

The Allan Hall NRL Footy Tipping Competition starts this Thursday 2 March.

Competition entry is 100% free! You’ve got to be in it to win it!

To be in the running to win some of these awesome prizes (and to pit your tipping prowess against our clients and team) please click the REGISTER button below to start tipping.  

As always, we have fantastic prizes on offer for the lucky winners, valued at more than $2,000!

2023 Prizes

Major prizes include a Blue Dolphin break, Bucketty brews and another cool grand in the hand!

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Five Nights Accommodation at Blue Dolphin Holiday Resort Yamba for 2 adults and 2 children valued in excess of $1,250 (conditions apply). Courtesy of The Mitchell Family, Blue Dolphin Holiday Resort and Angourie Rainforest Resort.
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Your choice of 5 cases of Bucketty’s Beer courtesy of Nick McDonald, Bucketty’s Brewing Co.
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$1,000 cash prize generously donated by the Directors at Allan Hall Business Advisors.

Allan Hall would like to send a huge thank you to the business owners who have donated these amazing prizes for this year’s competition.

We also gratefully welcome any prospective sponsors that would like to promote their business by offering a prize for the competition. We will notify all tippers of additional prizes as they are confirmed.

Feel free to forward this information to friends and family to get amongst the competition! GOOD LUCK!


Allan Hall team poses at Australian Accounting Awards

Australian Accounting Awards 2022 winners

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

AccountantsDaily announced the Australian Accounting Awards winners at the ninth gala event in Sydney. In a record field of 652 submissions and 297 finalists in 2022, Allan Hall Business Advisors took out one of only 14 National Group awards, winning the Wellness Program of the Year. 

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Allan Hall named 2022 Wellness Program of the Year award winners

Demonstrating how employee initiatives enrich the understanding and importance of wellness among Australia’s accounting industry was key to being acknowledged in this award category.

Allan Hall has been actively advocating health and wellness initiatives, events and activities within the business and wider community for many years, recognising that the key to success is not only supporting clients but also the people within.

This made the award win a very special one as it provides industry recognition of the emphasis the firm places on its employees and their wellbeing.

Accepting the award, Allan Hall HR Director, Janelle Parish said, “To win this particular award would be special at any time but we are extremely proud to have won it this year, to be recognised nationally for our support of staff with our wellness initiatives over such a challenging period.”

“Our firm has a fabulous, collaborative culture with Directors and Managers who are all very supportive of employee wellbeing and any wellness initiatives put forward.”

“Promoting health and wellbeing has been an essential aspect of our HR management through our ‘Thrive’ wellbeing program which follows four pillars of mind, body, spirit and work culture. Our Thrive wellbeing committee was able to adjust our approach over the past 12 months to the challenging COVID-19 climate to ensure our employees’ physical and mental wellbeing remained a major focus.”

The Australian Accounting Awards are known as the benchmark for excellence nationally as they focus on professional development and innovation, and recognise the successes of accountants, bookkeepers, partners, superannuation specialists, thought leaders, executives, as well as rising stars of tomorrow.

In his opening address, Accountants Daily editor Philip King said the Australian Accountants Awards offer a moment to pause and honour the best of the best in the profession. View the full list of winners here »

Allan Hall Business Advisors was named Australian Accounting Awards Firm of the Year in 2021.


Allan Hall and Big Hill Beach Cottages placed third at 2021 Beecraft SurfAid Cup

Over $10k Raised by Our Team for SurfAid

Allan Hall and Big Hill Beach Cottages placed third at the 2021 Beecraft SurfAid Cup

It was not a great beach day but we still had a fantastic time competing for the 7th year in a row at the annual Beecraft SurfAid Cup, held at Manly Beach last Friday 26 November, raising vital funds for SurfAid’s Mother and Child Health Programmes. 

This year, Allan Hall again joined forces with Big Hill Beach Cottages and our formidable combined line-up placed third in a hotly contested surfing final.

The team consisted of Greg Anderson and Jake Somerville surfing for Allan Hall, Rob Bain surfing for Big Hill Beach Cottages plus long-time associate of Allan Hall, Ben Hamilton.

Through our outstanding fundraising, we were able to pick well known professional surfer Matt Wilkinson who was volunteering his expertise in honour of the event and certainly added to our team’s success. 

The day is certainly about surfing to raise awareness, and we are extremely proud of our fundraising efforts this year, for which our team raised $10,200 for SurfAid’s Mother & Child Health Programmes thanks to our clients and friends.

Overall fundraising efforts from all teams involved in the 2021 SurfAid Cup came to an incredible total of $146,235. We would like to thank everyone involved in this year’s competition, and we would especially like to thank those who donated to our team and supported us on the day! 

About SurfAid 

SurfAid is a non-profit humanitarian organisation on a mission to improve the health, wellbeing and resilience of families living in isolated regions through surfing. To find out more about SurfAid’s work, please visit their website

The SurfAid Cup is an annual surfing competition that fundraises to provide fundamental healthcare to some of the most secluded communities around the world. Both Allan Hall and Big Hill Beach Cottages have a longstanding affiliation with SurfAid, having supported the organisation for several years.

Enjoy more pictures from the 2021 SurfAid event here »


Alan Hall named AFR Top 100 Accounting Firm

AFR Top 100 Australian Accounting Firms 2021

Allan Hall stands tall as a Top 50 Australian accounting firms

The Australian Financial Review again recognised Allan Hall Business Advisors as one of Australia’s Top 100 accounting firms.

We are very pleased to announce that our firm stands strong with a Top 50 rank in this year’s Top 100 Accounting Firms table.

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

Events around the pandemic proved that going the extra mile is more important than ever to clients and the community as we continue to navigate the uncertainties of an unprecedented health crisis.

Australian Financial Review data shows, for another year, just how much the business community – especially smaller companies – rely on their accountants during tough times.

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

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

“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.”

“We would like to congratulate our team on this achievement, which is a testament to the value they provide to our clients and our whole business,” he added.

Review the full AFR list here. Please note that the article is subscriber-only content.

Allan Hall Business Advisors was also named AccountantsDaily Australian Firm of the Year for 2021.


Allan Hall's office Brookvale Sydney

Allan Hall’s Return to Brookvale Office

Allan Hall’s return to the office plans and extended Christmas closure

Like all businesses, we have been navigating the changing government rules, and have excitedly been planning our return to working back in our Allan Hall offices at Brookvale.

We, therefore, wish to advise that we will be officially returning to the office on 1 December 2021 once the rules in NSW have relaxed and we are very much looking forward to being together.
While some of our team will be starting to return to the office between now and the end of November, the majority of our employees will be continuing to work from home if reasonably practical, as per the government guidelines.
Until December, we are happy to continue to conduct virtual meetings with clients. We can also arrange to meet with clients in our offices if required and with notice. We also do have some staff in each day to ensure any documents being dropped in are received and processed.

It is important to note however that all staff and visitors spending any time in our offices are required to follow the mandatory requirements set by the government regarding COVID safe check in/out and proof of vaccination. 
As it has been a challenging year for all, we also wanted to give you early notice that we have decided to have an extended Christmas break this year. We will therefore be shutting our office from lunchtime on Thursday 23 December and will not be back at work until Monday 17 January 2022.  
Should you have any deadlines during that time that you know will require our assistance, can you please let us know as soon as possible so we can organise to get these done for you before the break.


Australian Accounting Awards finalists

Allan Hall nominated for 4 national awards

Australian Accounting Awards 2021

Allan Hall Business Advisors has been named finalists in the Australian Accounting Awards in four national categories: Firm of the Year, Multiservice Firm of the Year, Wellness Program/Initiative of the Year and Network of the Year (Alliott Global Alliance).

The finalist list, announced on 11 May 2021, features over 300 high-achieving accounting professionals across 36 submission-based categories.

The Firm of the Year award recognises the firm in the accounting industry with less than $1 billion in total revenue that most effectively drove business growth during 2020, utilising a range of business development principles and tactics.

The Multiservice award recognises the Australian accounting firm that most effectively diversified its service offering in 2020. Specifically, the award recognises firms offering services complementary to accounting, such as risk advice, mortgage and finance broking, financial planning, SMSF advice and legal services.

The Wellness award recognises an Australian accounting firm that has actively advocated health and wellness initiatives, events and/or activities among their peers and the community at large.

Finally, the Network award recognises the accounting network that gives opportunities to its member firms and is focused on enabling quality client services. Judges looks at the resources, services and support systems the accounting network provides its associated firms.

Allan Hall Partner Scott Jago said, “Accounting professionals have been at the forefront of the economic crisis since the start of the pandemic and each has risen to the challenge to support our clients and the broader community.”

“We worked together over this period and despite the challenging and ever-changing conditions of the pandemic, we responded with positivity.”

“We couldn’t have achieved any of this without the dedication of the Allan Hall team, and the trust our clients put in us to help them to endure COVID19.”

Jotham Lian, Editor at AccountantsDaily, added, “The 2021 awards shine a light on the professionals and firms who led the accounting industry during a time of unprecedented change through the past year of constant obstacles and challenges.”

The Australian Accounting Awards recognises and acknowledges the achievements of individuals and firms whether they are in the profession’s most senior ranks or if they’re a rising star within the industry and rewards them with a prestigious and highly sought-after accolade and national exposure for their contributions. Winners will be announced at a gala ceremony in Sydney on 18 June 2021.

Review a full list of this year’s finalists here.