Excellence in accounting and bookkeeping celebrated at MYOB’s 2019 Partner Awards

23 Aug 2019

MYOB awards high-performing accounting practices, partners and individuals across Australia and New Zealand, Kyelie Baxter scoops Australian Certified Consultant of the Year.

MYOB last night recognised accounting and bookkeeping excellence in Australia and New Zealand at its 11th annual Partner Connect Gala Dinner, with IQ Accountants’ Kyelie Baxter awarded the top honour of Australia’s Certified Consultant of the Year.

The prestigious 2019 Partner Awards celebrate MYOB-affiliate individuals, practices and partners across Australia and New Zealand through accolades including Accounting Practice of the Year, Young Accountant and Young Bookkeeper of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award.

The industry-leading awards were rigorously reviewed by a judging panel including MYOB’s Senior Leadership Team and respected industry professionals and business leaders from Smiling Mind, ANZ, OnDeck and Netball New Zealand.

The Australian 2019 MYOB Partner Award winners include:

●       Certified Consultant of the Year: Kyelie Baxter, IQ Accountants

●       Accountant of the Year: Clint Bourke, Roberts & Morrow

●       Young Accountant of the Year (under 35): Shaun Borg, Mead Partners Pty Ltd

●       Bookkeeper of the Year: Evelyn Rosa, The Aspire Centre

●       Young Bookkeeper of the Year (under 35): Danica Clune, The Aspire Centre

●       Lifetime Achievement Award: Rod Marshall, Ebiz Solutions

●       Accounting Practice of the Year: Roberts & Morrow

●       Bookkeeping Practice of the Year: Aspire Now Pty Ltd

●       Add-On Partner Choice of the Year: ServiceM8

●       Fastest Growing Add-On: Spotlight Reporting

MYOB’s General Manager of Product and 2019 Partner Awards judge, David Weickhardt, said the quality of the award candidates made selecting winners a real challenge.

“MYOB’s vision for a connected practice relies on the work of these exceptional accountants and bookkeepers – and many others like them in our extended network. The nominees and recipients of the 2019 Partner Awards present an incredible cross-section of partners, practices and individuals who are all operating at the pinnacle of their field, setting a fantastic example for their peers and shaping a stronger future for the Accounting industry. We’re honoured to have them as part of our community,” Mr Weickhardt said.

 Certified Consultant of the Year, Kyelie Baxter from IQ Accountants said, “It’s been a massive year for our business. We’ve continued to grow and flourish, which has been so exciting to see.

“I’m completely overwhelmed, but I feel very blessed. It’s not something I take lightly. I know it’s MYOB’s big award. I feel like being an accountant, bookkeeper and a Certified Consultant is a triple threat and that’s very important to me, so to be recognised at this level is amazing.”

Mr Weickhardt said, “The roles of accountants and bookkeepers is changing dramatically. Partners like Kyelie demonstrate commitment and adaptability to serve the needs of their customers to ensure Australia and New Zealand’s businesses continue to thrive. It’s exciting to see rising stars like Danica and Shaun leading the charge of the next generation dedicated and equipped to adapt to the changing needs of our businesses.”

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MYOB is a leading provider of online business management solutions. MYOB makes business life easier for approximately 1.2 million businesses across Australia and New Zealand by simplifying accounting, payroll, tax, practice management, CRM, job costing, inventory and more. MYOB operates across three core segments – Clients and Partners (business solutions to SMEs and Advisers); Enterprise Solutions (larger businesses) and Payment Solutions. We also provide ongoing support via many client service channels including a network of over 40,000 accountants, bookkeepers and other consultants. We are committed to ongoing innovation, particularly through our Connected Practice Strategy and through the development of the MYOB Platform. For more information visit https://www.myob.com/au/ or follow @MYOB on Twitter.


About Partner Connect

MYOB’s industry leading Partner Connect is a full two days of valuable insight, inspiration and celebration for MYOB’s community of accountants and bookkeepers. It provides practical tools and masterclasses, as well as keynotes from in demand speakers who share their diverse stories with the audience. 

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