Hunter based accounting and financial firm, Prosperity Advisers has scooped the pool in the 2014 Australian Accounting Awards.
Prosperity won the 'Best Integrated Offering' award and one of their rising stars Lilian Luu was recognised as the 'Young Accountant of the Year'.
Sam Allert, Managing Director, Accountants Division at Reckon - principle partner of the Australian Accounting Awards congratulated the winners.
"The Australian Accounting Awards highlight the impressive work undertaken by our industry professionals, demonstrating the continued value of accountants as trusted advisers. To all of the award wines, you should feel proud to be recognised by your peers and the judging panel for your successes throughout the year."
Some highlights from the Judges' comments included:
Doug Driscoll on Lilian Luu - Prosperity Advisers Group - Young Accountant of the Year
"She is always looking to garner information in her personal quest for professional excellence. Despite being extremely busy, Lilian always seems to find time for others. She has worked extremely hard at getting to where she is today and serves as a great role model for any young accountant entering the industry."
The win comes hot on the heels of the firm winning a prestigious Edge Award in Montreal, Canada last year. The award was conferred by the Leading Edge Alliance, the second largest international association of accounting firms with over 200 member firms. Prosperity is the first Australian recipient of the award.
Prosperity CEO, Allan McKeown said "We are very proud of the collective efforts of our people across our Newcastle, Sydney and Brisbane offices. The Best Integrated Offering Award is wonderful recognition for the tremendous effort our team is investing into building the advisory firm of the future. It is testament to their strong focus on providing our clients with a 360 degree view of their financial landscape. Lilian is a considerable talent and a fine example of the new breed of holistic advisers Prosperity is developing."
Established in the Hunter, Prosperity has grown to become a major east coast advisory firm with over 120 staff in its Newcastle, Sydney and Brisbane offices. It has specialist expertise in advising active businesses and has strong niches in the medical and public sectors. It has a well resourced Asian Desk and extensive personal international connections.