The flagship Women in Finance Awards, presented by Momentum Media, saw more than 800 people gather at The Star in Sydney to celebrate the exceptional work of women within financial services.
When Walsh Accountants was named as a finalist in three categories for the Women in Finance Awards, we knew this was cause for celebration!
Donna Bruce and Rachael Keuning attended the awards in Sydney last week to represent the firm. Rachael, a finalist in Office Administrator of the year award and Donna vying for Accountant of the Year Category and also hoping to bring home the trophy for the Employer of the Year Category on behalf of the Walsh team.
The evening started with excitement with Rachael being announced as the first ever winner of the Women in Finance Awards as Office Administrator of the Year.
The Walsh Directors and the entire team are so proud of Rachael and all that she has achieved for herself and for our Firm.
Rachael insists "whilst a lot of hard work and determination that has gotten me to where I am today, none of this would have been possible without the mentorship, support, and opportunities provided to me by Tom Walsh, Murray Kilpin, and Donna Bruce. My name may be the one on the trophy, but I dedicate this award to you all"
We also recognise what a great achievement it is for Donna Bruce for being named as a finalist for Accountant of the Year as well as spearheading our application for Employer of the Year.
For our boutique Gold Coast based firm to be nationally recognised amongst big name firms such as Westpac, TAL, PKF, Deloitte, and AIA Australia, we know just being named as a finalist is an achievement in itself.
Speaking after the event, Momentum Media's head of events, Jim Hall, said: "Many congratulations to all of the winners of the first ever Women in Finance Awards!
"It was an amazing night, and we're proud to elevate the achievements of these inspirational women, who are not only role models for women in the financial services industry, but for the industry as a whole.
"By rewarding their hard work and dedication, and recognising the companies who have made diversity their mission, we hope to highlight the inspirational high achievers from the financial sector and recognise the rising stars of tomorrow