Editor's note

Issue 633 • May 2022

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Calling nominations for the International Accounting Forum & Awards 2022

The International Accounting Forum & Awards 2022 (incorporating International Accounting Bulletin & The Accountant Awards) will be announced in London on 29th June.

This year, there are 13 corporate awards categories and 3 awards for individuals. Full details of the categories and the judging criteria may be found in the IAFA Awards Information Pack.

Nominations are currently open – please complete theIAFA Entry Form and send topolly.bosher@arena-international.com. The deadline to submit your entries is 5pm BST on 27.5.22.

CORPORATE AWARDS

NETWORK OF THE YEAR
The winner of this award will have demonstrated the execution of profitable growth strategies

RISING STAR NETWORK
The winner of this award might not be a ‘household name’ but will have demonstrated exceptional growth, entrepreneurial flair and innovation in elevating its position in the market.

ASSOCIATION OF THE YEAR
The winner of this award will have demonstrated the execution of profitable growth strategies.

RISING STAR ASSOCIATION
The winner of this award might not be a ‘household name’ but will have demonstrated exceptional growth, entrepreneurial flair and innovation in elevating its position in the market.

DIGITAL INNOVATION OF THE YEAR
This award will be given to a practice, network, or association, which has with a new initiative or innovation in audit made a major change in improving audit quality, efficiency or added value to clients

WELLBEING INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR
The Wellbeing Initiative of the Year Award recognises the technology and digital investment an industry organisation has made to support its employees’, members’, and users’ physical and mental wellbeing since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR
This category will celebrate the success of a firm, network/association, professional body, regulator, professional federation etc., which has with its DEI initiative made a significant contribution towards raising the bar.

PROFESSIONAL BODY OF THE YEAR
The winning professional body should wield a profound influence within the accountancy industry and beyond

SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR
The winner will have demonstrated a commitment to go the extra mile internally with regard to sustainability via a specific initiative.

COMMUNICATIONS CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR
This award will recognise the work of a communications/marketing/brand ambassadors’ team across the whole range of accountancy stakeholders (firms, professional bodies, federations, standard-setters, regulators, etc.).

ACCOUNTANCY SOFTWARE OF THE YEAR (VENDOR)
The winning accounting practice software product will showcase great levels of user satisfaction and industry leading product features

CLOUD INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR (VENDOR)
The Cloud Initiative of the Year recognises the most innovative and compelling products and services from cloud vendors.

USER EXPERIENCE OF THE YEAR (VENDOR)
The User Experience of the Year Award recognises the most ground-breaking UX offerings from organisations that take pride in creating the best possible online or multi-channel experiences.

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

YOUNG ACCOUNTANT OF THE YEAR
The winner of this award will have qualified in the past 10 years and will have made a significant difference to their employer.

PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
We will be looking for an industry leader who is not scared to take a stand who is outspoken on the issues affecting the profession and who has made a significant contribution in the past year.

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
This award recognises consistent levels of achievement within the profession over a number of years.

In this issue, read the Talking Heads from Mazars on corruption and compliance matters; PrimeGlobal’s CEO Stephen Heathcote speaks on business outsourcing; Russell Bedford Brazil’s Eser Helmut Amorim discusses the merits of digital transformation; Kyriba’s Jean-Baptiste Gaudemet discusses Enterprise Liquidity Management and forecasting; Kreston Global’s Guillermo Narvaez delineates how to determine tax residence and there is a feature on Class Action from LSLA's president Nicholas Heaton.

In addition, there are ranking reports and tables on Nigeria and Kenya with addition tables for Ghana.

We look forward to meeting you in June.

Zoya Malik, Group Accountancy Editor