Australia's top accounting firms and professionals have been revealed at the 2016 Australian Accounting Awards.

The awards program covers all facets of the accounting industry in Australia, from top-level executive roles, to marketing departments, to support staff and administrative roles.

Walsh Accountants was recognised with our Client Relationship Manager Rachael Keuning being awarded the

Office Administrator of the Year for 2016!

"Being with the firm for over 12 years, I am proud to have helped grow Walsh Accountants from just 5 members to our current team of over 20. I have really enjoyed being a part of this growth and transformation and now being nationally recognised for my achievements is beyond exciting" Rachael said.   

"Whilst I know I've worked really hard to get to where I am today – it would not have been possible without the opportunities and mentorship provided from Walsh Accountants Directors Graham Walsh, Tom Walsh, and Murray Kilpin. I humbly accept this award and would like to give them the recognition and thanks they deserve for everything they have done to encourage and support me throughout my career".  

 At a five-star gala dinner held in Sydney on Friday 14 October, winners of the 22 categories for 2016 were announced in front of a crowd of over 400 people. 

Terry Braithwaite, publisher of AccountantsDaily, noted that this year there were a record 161 finalists, and the quality of the submissions was outstanding. 

"Winners and finalists alike should be very proud of their achievements. The competition was fierce this year," Mr Braithwaite said. 

"It was a pleasure and privilege for some of this industry's brightest talents to be recognised for their hard work," he added.