The Singapore Accountancy Awards 2018 comprises three main award categories, the “Business Excellence Awards”, the newly added “Project Excellence Awards” and the “Individual Excellence Awards”. Mr Kon Yin Tong, President of ISCA, said, “Through Singapore Accountancy Awards, we honour the efforts of organisations and individuals who represent the best of the profession.
Commenting on the Singapore Accountancy Awards this year, Mr Kon said “As we enter the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the accountancy profession needs to leverage technology to create transformative growth in this rapidly changing, highly competitive business environment. We introduced the Project Excellence Awards to recognise outstanding finance teams that have harnessed innovation to deliver business results. We congratulate this year’s winners on their achievements, and encourage all members of the profession to continue to strive towards excellence.”
The Business Excellence Awards seek to honour distinguished practices which are leaders in innovation, talent management, diversity, client service, and corporate social responsibility. In an increasingly competitive marketplace, these attributes are important for firms to sustain and grow their practice. The awards are open to all accounting practices registered in Singapore.
This year, the Business Excellence Awards have been expanded to four categories, the Best Practice Award, Growth Award, Innovation Award, and the People & Talent Award.
Young finance professionals who have displayed exemplary efforts towards their personal development are recognised in the Rising Star Awards. The awards are open to accounting professionals aged 35 and below and employed in a Singapore company. The winners of this Award, who are below the age of 35, have taken on extra responsibilities, demonstrated leadership qualities, and assumed a more senior role earlier than expected. They have also contributed to the wider community through their voluntary work.
The Rising Star Awards are part of the Institute’s effort to encourage younger accounting professionals to reach for greater heights by honing their craft in preparation for the future economy.