A prestigious industry event in Sydney has recognised the accounting industry’s best and brightest, many of whom were acknowledged for their work supporting their SME clients.
The Australian Accounting Awards, hosted by My Business' sister title Accountants Daily, recognises the success, innovation and professionalism of accountants from across Australia. This year, the awards was supported by principal partner Intuit QuickBooks Australia.
Many winners who took to the stage were small business owners, and others recognised small business as a core focus of their practice.
You can view the full list of winners here.
Throughout the evening, small business were recognised as the engine room of the nation's economy, and the critical decider in this year's federal election. In fact, head of editorial at Accountants Daily, Katarina Taurian, spoke of how accountants' feedback from their small business clients indicated a strong swing in favour of the Liberal party.
“We’ve just had an election result which stunned the pollsters, the bookies, and even the prime minister himself. In fact, Scott Morrison was so shocked with his win, he opened his victory speech with 'I believe in miracles,'" said Ms Taurian.
“Do you know who did pick the result? You did. We have been polling accountants for 12 months, and irrespective of their own political views, they told us ‘I can’t see my clients voting for these tax changes,’” she said.
“What that tells us is you have got your finger on the pulse with influential individuals and business communities,” she said.
Adam Zuchetti is the editor of My Business, and has steered the publication’s editorial direction since early 2016.