Ben Willington from Accru Harris Orchard has been shortlisted as a finalist to win Auditor of the Year and Superannuation Auditor of the Year at the 2018 Australian Accounting Awards, hosted by Accountants Daily.
Now in its fifth year, the Australian Accounting Awards, in partnership with Thomson Reuters, recognises the exceptional contribution of individuals and accounting firms across 31 categories. Winners from the individual categories will automatically be shortlisted for the coveted Accountants Daily Excellence Award.
“On behalf of the team at Accountants Daily, sincere congratulations to all the deserving finalists in this year’s Australian Accounting Awards,” said Accountants Daily managing editor Katarina Taurian.
“We are also pleased to be recognising the broader role accountants play in their locales and in the lives of their clients. Accountants are the backbone of small business in Australia, and the community flow-on effect is enormous.”
Ben Willington, Head of Audit at Accru Harris Orchard, said he was delighted to be both an Auditor of the Year and Superannuation Auditor of the Year finalist.
“The role of the auditor is changing. I’ve always believed that those who actively embrace the potential of new technology, such as Artificial Intelligence, will thrive. At Accru Harris Orchard we don’t shy away from digital disruption or innovation, so it’s fantastic to receive this recognition for the contribution we make to the industry and to our clients,” Ben added.
The winners will be announced at a black-tie awards dinner on 1 June at the Hyatt Regency Sydney.