2022 Award Categories

  • Chief Financial Officer/Finance Director
    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/Finance Manager
    of the Year

    The winner will 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 Technician
    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.

  • 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

    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.

  • Independent Accounting Practice
    of the Year

    This award is open to independent firms that are based in Wales. 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.

  • Payroller
    of the Year

    This award will go to an individual or team who have shown all the qualities required for running an efficient payroll. Excellent problem solving and organisational skills, great attention to detail and strong communication skills.

  • 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.

2022 Award Shortlist

  • Chief Financial Officer/Finance Director
    of the Year
    • Sarah Davies - Energist Ltd
    • Bernadette Powell - Connect Assist
    • Margaret Ashcroft - Illustrate Digital
    • Hannah Williams - Tiny Rebel Ltd
    • Wyn Innes - Ogi
    • Mark Bate - CatSci Ltd
  • Young Finance Director
    of the Year
    • Emily Rickus - Vista Retail Support
    • Laura Watkins - ICON
  • Financial Controller/Finance Manager
    of the Year
    • Matthew Arthur - Transport for Wales
    • Sushma Limbu - Celsa Uk
    • Tony Sleap - Vista Retail Support
    • Gwennan Oakes - Ogi
    • Alex Davies - ICON
  • Accountant
    of the Year
    • Jamie Williams - Cadre Advisory
    • Sarah Liddell - Vista Retail Support
    • Rhian Ford - Ogi
    • Rhodri Lewis - Julian Hodge Bank
  • Accounts Technician
    of the Year
    • Fay Crispin - Oldwalls Collection
    • Nick Levi - MII Engineering
    • Jack Bennett - Pobl Housing Association
    • Poppy Vincent - UNRVLD
    • Jordan Harley - Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council
    • Abbie Price - Powys County Council
    • Kathryn Rees - Markes international
  • Rising Star
    of the Year
    • Daniel Lewis - ICON
    • Conor Hapgood - Celsa UK
    • Amanda Tate - Vista Retail Support
    • Peter Sewell - New Directions Holdings
  • Finance Team (Financial Services)
    of the Year
    • DWJ WEALTH MANAGEMENT LTD
    • Penguin Wealth
    • Sanctuary Financial Planning
  • Small Finance Team (up to 10 staff within the team)
    of the Year
    • Markes International Limited
    • 2buy2.com Ltd
    • FEI Foods Limited
    • Vista Retail Support
    • Ogi
    • Capital & Technical Team, Accountancy Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council
    • Eddyfi Technologies
  • Medium/Large Finance Team (more than 11 staff within the team)
    • Transport for Wales
    • Celsa Uk
    • Sonovate
    • ICON
    • IG Lintels
    • Principality Building society
  • Independent Accounting Practice
    of the Year
    • Barford Owen Davies
    • LHP Accountants
    • Andy Nash Accounting & Consultancy Ltd
    • Lumin Accountancy
    • Bevan & Buckland LLP
    • Cadre Advisory
  • Payroller
    of the Year
    • Lucy White - New Directions Holdings Ltd
    • Angela Sayce - Eddyfi Technologies
    • Emily Smith - Stanford Williams Ltd