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Australian Accounting Awards 2020.

Australian Accounting Awards 2020

Adam Lawson and Leela Egan-Halls from SHB Business and Wealth Advisers, have been recognised for their excellent contribution to the accounting industry by finance news website Accountants Daily.

The awards pinpoint professional development and innovation, showcasing both the individuals and firms which are leading the way in the industry.

Adam, who also juggles his sporting commitments with the Warrnambool Seahawks, was named as a finalist in the rising star category. Adam has been working at SHB for the past 4 years and said he was humbled to be named as a finalist.

Leela, a finalist in the accounting support staff category was pleased that our locally owned firm was recognised. “You don’t expect that a firm from Warrnambool would have two finalists in a national award, I think it reflects the dedication we all have to providing the best possible service to our clients”.

Partner Brendan Drummond said he was extremely proud of Adam and Leela’s nomination. Within our firm we have valued their contribution for some time, so it a great reward for Adam and Leela to be recognised externally for their hard work and dedication both to their careers and to our firm.

Adam has been nominated for Rising Star of the Year, which recognises professionals who are determined to make their services and work stand out and make a notable difference. Adam definitely fits the title of Rising Star within SHB, having started with us in 2016 while studying at university to now managing his own client base and being one of our young leaders. Adam represents the next generation of accountant with his exceptional knowledge of software and technology to go along with his technical accounting skills. Adam has led a project to develop and implement the modernisation of our internal accounting software, all while juggling his CPA studies and basketball with the Warrnambool Seahawks.

Leela has been nominated for Accounting Support Staff of the Year, which recognises those who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to the ongoing success of their firm and its clients.  Leela’s professionalism and service standards are exemplary, which I’m confident all our staff and clients will attest to. Leela is the first point of contact for our clients and keeps many of their businesses running smoothly. Leela started with us three years ago as Client Services Manager, and in that time has progressed rapidly so that now in addition to the Client Services role she is also leading and managing the day to day running of the accounting division within our firm.

We have a team of 25 professionals at SHB and Adam and Leela are great representatives and ambassadors for our firm. We believe the are both thoroughly deserving of the awards and unfortunately the ceremony won’t be held Sydney this year but we will be having a champagne and cheering them on remotely via live stream!

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