Collins Hume Partner Peter Fowler also received a second accolade as SMSF & Accounting Professional of the Year – Regional.
The inaugural SMSF & Accounting Awards recognise individuals and businesses making their mark in SMSF and accounting advice by championing professionalism, quality advice and innovation.
Upon accepting the SMSF Firm of the Year award for Collins Hume, Business Manager David Keith said he was lost for words.
"I'd like to dedicate this award to all of the Collins Hume team," David said. "It's through their collective hard work that we get to shine as a business. As accountants we realise we have the ability to change lives on a daily basis; not only with our clients and the advice we provide to help them improve their business and lives, but also through our giving to people around the world who are much less fortunate than us. It really is a privilege to have these opportunities to change lives."
Peter Fowler added, "Both awards reflect the great work our team does, especially in our SMSF division. It hasn't been easy with recent superannuation rule changes and ASIC licencing, but we have faced these challenges head-on with success."
The judges commented on the exceptional quality of nominees this year and particularly remarked on the efforts firms and individuals are going to with innovation and client servicing standards.
"We recognise that awards programs aren't always the right fit for professionals who are concentrated on their locale, and we are pleased that we can acknowledge their contribution to the industry," said SMSF Adviser's head of partnerships, Terry Braithwaite. "Congratulations to all finalists and winners for their outstanding achievements at the very first SMSF & Accounting awards."
Founded in 1980, Collins Hume offers tax, accounting, business advice, financial advice, mortgages and lending services across three offices in Ballina, Byron Bay and Lismore. Collins Hume was shortlisted as NSW Finalists for Accounting Firm of the Year, Community Engagement Program of the Year, Customer Service Firm of the Year, Multi-Service Firm of the Year, Small Business Adviser of the Year and SMSF Firm of the Year.
The full list of winners can be accessed here.
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