Together with principal partner Thomson Reuters Tax and Accounting, Accountants Daily presented Collins Hume with a coveted Australian Accounting Award for Community Engagement Program of the Year at a gala dinner in Sydney on 1 June.
Peter Fowler and David Keith took a moment to reflect when they accepted the award on behalf of the whole Collins Hume team.
"Collins Hume have been financial and business advisers since 1980 and we realised a long time ago that we're privileged to be able to live, work and play in Ballina which is one of the most beautiful and prosperous regions in Australia," they said.
"On our doorstep, we can choose to partake in any number of lifestyle choices; we thrive in our locale and our kids are healthy and strong and they receive a sound education."
"Given this it would be remiss of us not to give back to the community at a local, national and international level. As such, we support many local causes - through our partnership with B1G1 we have positively impacted over 9.6 million lives worldwide."
"Of all the awards we have won in recent times the Community Engagement Award means the most to us as it recognises all the philanthropic and volunteer work our team does and aligns perfectly with the core purpose of our business: to achieve extraordinary results, build stronger communities, change lives and create a better world," Peter and David added.
"Congratulations to this stellar line-up of winners and finalists at this year's Australian Accounting Awards," said Thomson Reuters Australia and New Zealand's marketing director, Marcus Sandmann. "We are proud to recognise talent and support innovation in the Australian accounting industry."
"In a fast-moving, busy and ever-changing profession, accountants - year in and year out - prove their dedication to their clients through the quality of their advice and sheer hard work," said Momentum Media's head of events, Jim Hall.
You can access the full list of winners here.
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