Ben Willington from Accru Harris Orchard has won Auditor of the Year at the 2019 Australian Accounting Awards, hosted by Accountants Daily.
The awards recognise leaders in the accounting profession who provide exceptional skills, expertise and passion to their clients.
The national Auditor of the Year award criteria expanded this year to include the role Ben plays in the SME community, as well as in the health and wellbeing of clients and staff.
Katarina Taurian, from Accountants Daily acknowledged the importance of these awards recognising the role that accountants play in the SME community. “You have got your finger on the pulse with influential individuals and business communities. Even more importantly, you have got their trust,” she said.
As a Director of Accru Harris Orchard and head of their audit division, Ben has been instrumental in building a culture of social contribution. “Everyone in our firm donates their time to giving back to the community. This is just as important as doing a great job for clients.” Ben is a regular award-winner and has also won best Auditor of the Year in the SMSF and Accounting Awards for the last two years. The team at Accru Harris Orchard congratulate Ben on his incredible achievements.