Accountancy Awards 2017
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ENTRY DEADLINE: FRIDAY, 26 JANUARY

Click the 'Enter' button beside one of our categories below, carefully read the full entry criteria, and submit your 5 A4 page entry document online.

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  4. Please note: all sections of the online submission process must be completed to submit your entry and you will not be able to modify your entry once uploaded.


Categories & Criteria



Practice of the Year

Sponsored by:
OmniPro

The flagship Practice of the Year award recognises exceptional achievement.

The size of the practice will have no bearing on the recipient as the award will go to the practice that demonstrates excellence relative to the size and scope of their organisation.

You cannot formally enter this category as the recipient will be selected from the winners of the 'Practice' Awards.


Outstanding Contribution to Accountancy

This award recognises the senior individual working in the accountancy profession who has made a significant contribution to the profession in Ireland.

You cannot formally enter this category. The recipient of this award will be decided after due consideration.


Large Practice of the Year

Sponsored by:
Harvest Financial Services

This award recognises the indigenous accountancy practice with more than 50 employees which can best demonstrate excellence over the past 12 months.


Medium Practice of the Year

This award recognises the indigenous accountancy practice with up to 50 employees that can best demonstrate excellence over the past 12 months.


Small Practice of the Year

This award recognises the indigenous accountancy practice with up to 10 employees that can best demonstrate excellence over the past 12 months.


Start-up Practice of the Year

Sponsored by:
ProfitPro

This award recognises the practice established in the past three years (as of December 31st 2017) that can best demonstrate excellence.


Finance Team of the Year

This award recognises the business finance team working for an enterprise that can best demonstrate a high level of financial advice to their organisation.


Tax Team of the Year

This award recognises the tax team working for an accountancy practice that can best demonstrate a high level of professional tax advice to their client(s).


Advisory Team of the Year

This award recognises the advisory team working for an accountancy practice that can best demonstrate a high level of professional advice to their client(s).


Finance Director of the Year

This awards recognises the individual in an organisation with overall responsibility for the finances of that organisation or a division of it who can best demonstrate an exceptional contribution to the success of their organisation.


Employer of the Year

This award recognises any organisation from industry, practice, public sector or financial services that can best demonstrate an excellent working environment for accountancy or finance professionals.


Accountant of the Year – Practice

This award recognises the professionally qualified accountant within a practice who can best demonstrate an exceptional contribution to the success of their organisation.


Accountant of the Year – Industry

This award recognises the professionally qualified accountant working in the industry who can best demonstrate an exceptional contribution to the success of their organisation.


Young Accountant of the Year – Practice

This award recognises the professionally qualified accountant within a practice who can best demonstrate excellence beyond that which is normally expected from an industry professional who, on 31st December 2017, is not more than 30 years old.


Young Accountant of the Year – Industry

This award recognises the professionally qualified accountant working in industry, including financial institutions, who can best demonstrate excellence beyond that which is normally expected from an industry professional who, on 31st December 2017, is not more than 30 years old.


Part-Qualified Accountant of the Year

This award recognises the part qualified accountant working in industry, practice, public sector or financial services that can best demonstrate excellence beyond that which is normally expected from a team member. We define a part qualified accountant as an individual that is mid-stream through their professional accounting qualification.


Best Use of Technology in Accountancy & Finance

This award recognises the most effective use of technology in Ireland’s Accountancy and Finance industry. This may be via the introduction of a new technological product or by using existing technology more efficiently.


CSR Initiative of the Year

This awards recognises the organisation working in Ireland’s Accounting and Finance industry that can best demonstrate a significant contribution to the welfare of the local community through an effective Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative or programme


Excellence in Sustainability

This award recognises the organisation working in Ireland’s Accounting and Finance industry that can best demonstrate an initiative or project which shows a commitment to sustainability.


Excellence in Education & Training

This award recognises the Irish-based third level institution, technical training college or organisation that can best demonstrate excellence in the delivery and development of knowledge or skills in the Accountancy Profession.