Award Categories

Accountant of the year

For an outstanding individual in either the private or public sector in Scotland who has made his or her mark in accountancy particularly during 2017.

Finalists will not be announced for this award, the winner will be announced at the ceremony.


Large accountancy firm of the year

For a firm which has enjoyed an exceptional year in 2017 and demonstrated its outstanding achievements. The judges will be looking at a number of areas including leadership, growth, innovation, client service and CSR.


Small accountancy firm of the year

Accountancy firms with fewer than 50 staff in Scotland. For a firm which has enjoyed an exceptional year in 2017 and demonstrated its outstanding achievements. The judges will be looking at a number of areas including leadership, growth, innovation, client service and CSR.


Finance Director of the Year

The Panel is looking for Finance Directors who have provided significant contribution to the development of their company or organisation and perhaps have made their mark with some special achievements. The organisation must be a head office or a subsidiary but it must be based in Scotland.

Finalists will not be announced for this award, the winner will be announced at the ceremony.


Emerging Finance Director of the Year

Candidates for Emerging FD of the year are likely to be showing long term potential in their first FD role, there is no specific age limit. He or she will have contributed significantly to the development of the company or organisation. The organisation must be a head office or a subsidiary but it must be based in Scotland.


Public sector finance team of the year

The winning team will be one which has made an outstanding difference/major impact to the public sector organisation which it is part of.


Young accountant of the year

Accountants who have qualified within the last five years and who have demonstrated leadership, contributed to strong growth, presented innovative solutions and demonstrated good client service. Entrants should also have entrepreneurial flair and be good team players.


Restructuring team of the year

For an insolvency practitioner who has successfully assisted companies in distress and produced the best possible outcomes in the circumstances.


Tax team of the year

For a team which must be client focused and able to present good results for their clients. Innovative solutions will also be considered.


Corporate Finance Team of the Year

For a team which must be client focused and able to present good results for their clients. Innovative solutions will also be considered.