2019 Award Categories

  • Chief Financial Officer/Finance Director over £25 Million
    of the Year

    A dynamic individual who operates at the core of the executive team in which they serve. Highly strategic and with deep judgement and influence, this person is known for their business acumen, strong results and inspiring leadership.

  • Chief Financial Officer/Finance Director up to £25 Million
    of the Year

    A dynamic individual who operates at the core of the executive team in which they serve. Highly strategic and with deep judgement and influence, this person is known for their business acumen, strong results and inspiring leadership.

  • Young Finance Director
    of the Year

    A Young (up to 40) dynamic individual who operates at the core of the executive team in which they serve. Highly strategic and with deep judgement and influence, this person is known for their business acumen, strong results and inspiring leadership.

  • Financial Controller
    of the Year

    The winner will be embody the financial excellence required in such a pivotal role. Either qualified or non-qualified, they will expertly lead their team, bringing insightful financial information which will help their management team make complex business decisions.

  • Accountant
    of the Year

    An accountant (qualified and non qualified) who has delivered financial information which adds value to their organisation. Insightful and with strong judgement, this individual will have proven examples of contributing to business decisions and future success.

  • Accounts Assistant
    of the Year

    This award will go to a part/non-qualified or actively studying accountant who has played a key support role to a more senior accountant. A vital and valued team member who shows promise for the future.

  • Tax Accountant
    of the Year

    This award is open to any individual working within the taxation field in a firm or organisation in Wales. The judges are looking primarily at the achievements in the past 12 months but will also take into account other work done in previous few years. In particular they are looking for the examples in the following areas: Professional conduct in relation to tax, Client service excellence, Added value to clients, Innovation and initiative, Strong leadership qualities, Technical excellence, Commitment and enthusiasm, Team working and flexible working skills.

  • Rising Star
    of the Year

    With 18 months or less experience in the role, this person will have made a deep impact in their business, demonstrating unique expertise and flair and showing promising results for the future.

  • Finance Team (Financial Services)
    of the Year

    Up to 10 staff within team. A team who has proven experience of working together in advancing the success of the business they represent. Brimming with financial expertise, they are collegiate, experts in their field and are recognised by their colleagues as critical to the business they support.

  • Small Finance Team (up to 10 staff within the team)
    of the Year

    A team who has proven experience of working together in advancing the success of the business they represent. Brimming with financial expertise, they are collegiate, experts in their field and are recognised by their colleagues as critical to the business they support.

  • Medium/Large Finance Team (more than 11 staff within the team)

    A team who has proven experience of working together in advancing the success of the business they represent. Brimming with financial expertise, they are collegiate, experts in their field and are recognised by their colleagues as critical to the business they support.

  • Corporate Finance team
    of the Year

    This award is open to any Corporate Finance team operating within Wales. The judges are looking primarily at the achievements in the past 12 months but will also take into account other work done in previous few years. In particular they are looking for the examples in the following areas: Credit will be given for evidence of the team’s success, Evidence of their technical ability, Application of innovative ideas, Demonstrating quality service to the client, Details of corporate finance deals also accepted. Please also inform us of anything else that you feel is particularly noteworthy, that is not covered in the above criteria.

  • Independent Practice
    of the Year

    This award is open to firms that are based in Wales and have an income of up to £9m within the UK. The winning firm will need to show how the services it has provided have been fundamental in enabling their clients to achieve their business goals as well as being able to demonstrate the following: Demonstrable appreciation or recognition by clients, Client initiatives that you feel have set the firm apart from the rest, Contribution to the business community, Recognition received from other firms. Please also inform us of anything else that you feel is particularly noteworthy, that is not covered in the above criteria.

  • Outstanding Contribution to Finance in Wales

    An individual who has made a significant contribution to Finance in Wales. Demonstrating leadership, courage and expertise, this person will be highly regarded by their peers and colleagues. They will be known for investing in talent to ensure the future growth of the industry.

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