Award Categories

Large accountancy firm of the year

For a firm which has enjoyed an exceptional year in 2018 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 2018 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.


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.


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.


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.


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 in during 2018.


Innovation in Accountancy

Celebrating an outstanding development that transforms accounting practice or processes that has come to the fore over the past year. The innovation could be technology based but needn't necessarily be so.


Emerging FinTech Company of the Year

For a firm which has emerged in the past two years that has 'made waves' over the past year. The judges will be looking at a number of areas including quality of technology, predicted disruptive impact and potential for growth.


Exporting FinTech Company of the Year

The panel is looking for the fintech that has produced the most impact in overseas trade over the past year. The judges will look at the quantity, quality and geographic spread of the sales.