AWARDS CATEGORIES

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

ACCOUNTANT OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the accountant who has most effectively shaped their business’ performance and delivered value to their organisation.

AUDITOR OF THE YEAR

This award recognises an outstanding auditor in the accounting industry who has effectively driven revenue growth and shaped their business’ success in the 2020 calendar year.

BOOKKEEPER OF THE YEAR

This award recognises an outstanding Australian bookkeeper who effectively drove revenue growth and shaped their firm’s success in the 2020 calendar year.

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the chief executive officer (CEO) who has most effectively shaped their business’ performance and delivered value to their organisation.

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the professional who has most effectively identified a business opportunity and has overseen the launch and growth of an enterprise in financial services.

FINANCIAL ADVISER OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the financial advice specialist, considering not only the delivery of best practice financial advice, but also the aptitude and acumen to build a successful, clientdriven advice business.

INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the professional who has most effectively developed and capitalised on innovation, creating a new best practice in financial services.

MENTOR OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the mentor who has made an outstanding contribution to supporting or mentoring and has provided a high level of guidance and support to staff, students or mentees.

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the office administrator who has most effectively helped support their business’s performance and delivered value to their organisation.

REGIONAL PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the regional professional who has most effectively shaped their business’ performance and delivered value to their organisation.

SMSF ADVISER OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the most outstanding professional dedicated to the consistent provision of quality, robust SMSF advice.

YOUNG LEADER OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the young professional who has most effectively shaped their business’ performance and delivered value to their organisation.

ACCOUNTING CONSULTANT OF THE YEAR

In an increasingly complex tax and legislative environment, consultants are an important part of advising on transactions, compliance and business performance.

BANKING AND FINANCE LAYWER OF THE YEAR

This award recognises a lawyer who has dominated in the banking and finance practice area, advising on high-stakes legal matters concerning the industry.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the business development professional who has most effectively helped support their business’ performance and delivered value to their organisation.

DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the director who has most effectively shaped their business’ performance and delivered value to their organisation.

EXECUTIVE/PERSONAL ASSISTANT OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the executive/personal assistant who has most effectively helped support their business’ performance and delivered value to their organisation.

FINTECH LEADER OF THE YEAR

This award recognises a female member of the fintech community who has demonstrated a commitment to innovation, thought leadership and the goal of raising the number of women working in fintech. It includes female executives, founders, managers, employees, consultants and other fintech industry stak...

MARKETING PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the marketing professional who has most effectively driven value to a financial services organisation in their role within the organisation or through a client service offering.

MORTGAGE AND FINANCE BROKER OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the mortgage and finance broker who best represents the industry across key factors, including, but not limited to, loan volumes, loan book growth, compliance, submission quality and customer service, as well as business processes, systems, stakeholder engagement and customer r...

PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the principal or SME owner who has most effectively shaped their business’s performance and delivered value to their organisation.

SMALL BUSINESS ADVISER OF THE YEAR

The advisers that small businesses trust with their affairs are contributing to the economic heartbeat of Australia.

THOUGHT LEADER OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the thought leader who has most effectively shaped their business’ performance and delivered value to their organisation.

FIRM AWARDS

EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the business in the financial services industry that demonstrated the best balance of gender diversity and commitment to the progression of women within the company.

TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM OF THE YEAR

Reversing inequities and fostering new talent often require targeted, strategic development programs for focus or minority groups in an organisation.

WOMEN'S COMMUNITY PROGRAM OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the business in the financial services industry that demonstrated the most beneficial social and community engagement program focused on women during the 2020 calendar year.

EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR (SME)

This award recognises the business in the financial services industry that demonstrated the best balance of gender diversity and commitment to the progression of women within the company.

WELLNESS PROGRAM/INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR

This award recognises a business working in financial services in Australia that has actively advocated for women’s health and wellness initiatives, events and/or activities among their peers and the community at large.