Australian Accounting Awards 2019 Winners Announced

The prestigious 2019 Australian Accounting Awards recently awarded several Australian individuals and firms at a five-star gala in Sydney on Friday, 24 May. The finalists and winners are honoured for their efforts to support the country’s accounting profession through their innovation, exceptional business expertise and remarkable technical skills.


“Sky Accountants congratulate all the finalists and winners for their outstanding achievements.” Jamie Johns, CEO of Sky Accountants said. “We celebrate the importance of the accounting industry in Australia. The country’s movers and shakers are heavily driven and influenced by accountants and we encourage our colleagues to use this trust and power to progress not only the profession, but the economy and the whole country as well.”

Sky Accountants have been named a finalist in the 2019 Australian Accounting Awards for the Innovator of the Year Award. “Intuit sends a heartfelt congratulations to all finalists,” Toby McKinnon, marketing director of Quickbooks Australia said. “The fact that you’ve been shortlisted indicates the respect you have garnered within the industry.”

Sky Accountants have been selected to be part of the book “The World’s Most Inspiring Accountants.” They are helping to raise the bar for accountants across the world, inspiring the profession and showing how to make a difference by serving clients better than ever before. Sky Accountants have also won Panalitix’s Accounting Business of the Year Award in 2017 and Most Innovative Business Award in 2015. They also won the Victoria Practice of the Year Award from the IPA in 2016.


Our heartfelt congratulations go to the following:


Individual awards

Accountants Daily Excellence Award

Chaz Prezident, Whitehouse Private Wealth

Accounting Consultant of the Year

Michelle McDowall, Arabon Accountants

Accounting Student of the Year

Jessica Lasky, Deloitte

Accounting Support Staff of the Year

Bridie Patience, Carbon Group

Auditor of the Year

Ben Willington, Accru Harris Orchard

Bookkeeper of the Year

Martine Hoosen, Bookwiz

Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Year

Sarah Lawrance, Hot Toast

Corporate Accountant of the Year

Michael Trakhtman, Spiire Australia

Editor’s Choice Award

Lielette Calleja, All That Counts

New Partner of the Year

Michelle Maynard, Carbon Group

Partner of the Year

Shane Crommelin, Elevate Accounting

Partner of the Year (Boutique Firm)

Kylie Baxter, IQ Accountants

Property Specialist Accountant of the Year

Mark Pozzi, Pozzi Financial Services

Public Practitioner of the Year

Teddy Kosasih, Pitt Martin

Restructuring and Insolvency Professional of the Year

Anna Odrzywolska, PCI Partners

Rising Star of the Year

Jade Rein, Fishburn Gardner Accounting & Advisory Services

Superannuation Auditor of the Year

Jeremiah Thum, Independent Audit Services

Superannuation Specialist Accountant of the Year

Lisa Papachristoforos, Hughes O’Dea Corredig

Thought Leader of the Year

Chaz Prezident, Whitehouse Private Wealth

Young Accountant of the Year (30 years or under)

Andrya McKinlay, PwC


Group awards

Bookkeeping Firm of the Year


Boutique Firm of the Year (Less than 20 employees)

Quantum Advisory

Business Advisory Firm of the Year

Elevate Accounting

Diversity and Inclusion Program/Initiative of the Year

Paris Financial

Fast-Growing Firm of the Year

Synergy Group Australia

Firm of the Year

Wilson Pateras

Innovator of the Year

Cutcher & Neale

Marketing Program of the Year

SMART Business Solutions

Mid-Size Firm of the Year (20 employees or more)

Highview Accounting & Financial

Multiservice Firm of the Year

Fortuna Advisory Group

Network of the Year

Pitcher Partners Critical Point Network

Professional Development Program of the Year

Power Tynan

SMSF Firm of the Year

Intuitive Super

Start-Up Firm of the Year

HA Accounting

Wellness Program/Initiative of the Year



Sky Accountants Australia

Email Address:

Accountants Ballarat Office

Phone: 1300 328 855
Fax: 03 53334430
Office Address: 902 Howitt Street, Wendouree, Victoria 3355, Australia
Postal Address: PO Box 2234, Bakery Hill, Victoria 3354

Accountants Sunbury Office

Phone: 03 97444522
Fax: 03 97447004
Office Address: 45 Hamilton Street, Gisborne, Victoria 3437, Australia
Postal Address: PO Box 270 Gisborne Victoria 3340

Like this? Share it...

Related Reading

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Social media & sharing icons powered by UltimatelySocial