Last week, we hosted our first ever Receipt Bank Awards ceremony in Australia (Friday 6 November).
The Receipt Bank awards ceremony took place virtually in Australia, marking Receipt Bank’s first ever awards night and virtual gala.
Al Newman, Receipt Bank’s Chief Revenue Officer, hosted the ceremony live from London, along with Adrian Blair, our CEO, and Christine Mullin, our Chief Financial Officer.
With some VR magic playing out across Zoom backgrounds and a magical mix of Tuxedos and slippers, the winners for the 11 awards were revealed…
Accounting Firm of the Year – Mazars
Adrian Blair presented Mazars with the Accounting Firm of the Year trophy, in celebration of their commitment to delivering meaningful services to help clients at every stage of their development.
Bookkeeping Firm of the Year – Eye on Books
Eye on Books landed one of the most hard fought categories: Bookkeeping Firm of the Year. They’re one of our longest standing partners (our fifth Australian partner) and above all, are firm believers that teamwork makes the dream work.
Asia Partner of the Year – Sleek
As one of our fastest growing partners in Singapore, Sleek won Partner of the Year for their dedication to making the lives of entrepreneurs, investors and SMEs easier.
Up and Coming Bookkeeper – Lois Liu, Viridity
Lois Liu took home the Up and Coming Bookkeeper award in recognition of her ethos of Working Smarter, Not Harder at Viridity.
Up and Coming Accountant – Jessica Heapy, 542 Partners
Jessica Heapy from 542 Partners landed the Up and Coming Accountant award for her belief that optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.
Most Efficient Accountant – Kyelie Baxter, IQ Accountants
Kyelie Baxter from IQ Accountants won the Most Efficient Accountant. In her words, ‘If you are going to back anyone, back yourself!’
Most Efficient Bookkeeper – Jo Doye, Alluvia Financial
Most Efficient Bookkeeper went to Alluvia Financial’s Jo Dove for her philosophy that simplicity is key. In Jo’s words, ‘We love what we do. We make it simple, fun and streamlined!’
Thought Leader of the Year (Bookkeeper) – Dale Wyatt, Nova Business Services
Dale’s mission at Nova Bookkeeping is to ‘Dream big, because dreams can come true’ lauded him with the Thought Leader of the Year.
Thought Leader of the Year (Accountant) – Katie Bryan, Propeller Advisory
As a force to be reckoned with, Kate is the founder and CEO of Propeller Advisory – the Melbourne-based accounting firm that’s keeping business owners accountable and driving impact. Kate walks away with Thought Leader of the Year for her innovation and forward thinking, plus Most Active on Social Media.
ACCOUNTANT OF THE YEAR – Teddy Kosaish, Pitt Martin Accountants
Christine Mullin presented Teddy Kosasih of Pitt Martin Accountants with the Accountant of the Year award. “You don’t have to be great to serve, but you have to serve to be great”, says Kosasih.
Bookkeeper of the Year – Bianca Macliver, Bee Counting
Matt Rowan presented Bianca Macliver, the founder of Bee Counting, with Bookkeeper of the Year. Bee Counting focuses on giving business owners back their time so that they can focus on what they actually do best – running their business.
The teams at 542 Partners and Eye on Books stole the show when it came to celebrations, bagging the award for Best Group Photo. The Prosecco was flowing, the suits were on point (congratulations to Leigh Maree from IWS for winning Best Dressed) and even one or two pups joined the celebration.
Congratulations to the winners from Receipt Bank. Fingers crossed we can do this all over again – hopefully in person – next year.