The Xero Awards 2019 are all about recognising and celebrating Australia’s diverse partner firms, apps and small businesses

Basically, it celebrates those who are doing extraordinary things in the life of their businesses.

You can nominate your firm, or your favourite Xero partner practice, app or small business for an award. This year’s awards are based on the efforts and performance of a company, rather than an individual. 

And while excelling at business performance is important, at Xero, we also value and believe in workplace cultures and practices that make day-to-day activities meaningful and purposeful. 

So this year, we’ve introduced 'core criteria' which will uncover the heart of why your business exists, how Xero currently brings value to you and your clients and the future of your business.

We’ve also introduced new awards, which aim to recognise those who are doing big things in innovation and inthe community.

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Congratulations to our 2019 AU Xero Awards winners!

Perks

Accounting Partner of the Year

We believe that at heart, every business owner is an explorer, seeking a promised land of independence and prosperity. Our goal is to guide them there. As one of Australia’s largest privately-owned accounting and wealth advisory firms, our comprehensive range of services provide continuity of advice for our clients.

 

Bean Ninjas

Bookkeeping Partner of the Year

Bean Ninjas is a bookkeeping and education business. Our mission is to create freedom for entrepreneurs through stress free business finances. We are a 100% Xero firm and have clients in Australia, Hong Kong, the U.S and U.K. We believe in people over profit and in educating our clients about financial literacy.

RSM

Enterprise Partner of the Year

As the world’s sixth largest audit, tax and consulting network, the RSM global nexus of member firms helps guide clients through business challenges, both locally and seamlessly across borders. RSM also offers a wide range of specialist international services, such as wealth management, IT, consulting, legal and risk advisory, forensic accounting, human resource consulting, and global compliance reporting.

5ways Group

Cloud Champion of the Year

5ways Group was one of the first 100% Cloud Accounting firms, founded by Paul Meissner. Paul’s passion is for SME’s and streamlining processes using technology. Paul is also using his 20+ years as a practicing Accountant to champion Cloud around the world through online mentoring and his entertaining podcast.

Cutcher & Neale

Innovative Partner of the Year

For over 65 years, we have been at the forefront of innovation in accounting: from owning the first computer in our region, to a purely cloud-based accounting firm in 2019. Our 130 staff across 3 locations serve our clients with more dedication, innovation and integrity than any other firm.

Health and Life

Community Partner of the Year

David Dahm is a Chartered Accountant and CEO and Founder of Health and Life, a national Chartered Accounting Firm providing advisory, tax and accounting services to the healthcare industry. Helping create a sustainable and socially responsible healthcare system, they provide advice on practice set up, restructuring, near-real-time industry average GPS analytics and writing unique service fee software for more than 25 years. 

BGL Corporate Solutions

Practice App of the Year

With over 30 years of experience, BGL delivers cloud-based corporate compliance management and SMSF administration software solutions to over 8,000 people in 15 countries. All through a user-friendly and highly intelligent web application! It combines an amazing UX with powerful technology and compliance features - simplifying SMSF work, streamlining corporate compliance management processes and boosting businesses productivity, profitability and growth!

Unleashed

Small Business App of the Year

Founded in 2009, Unleashed Software is a global SaaS company headquartered in New Zealand. We provide product businesses with supply, production, inventory and sales software giving them the freedom to better make, manage, and move their products. Since inception, Unleashed has grown to support thousands of organisations in over 80 countries.

Divipay

Emerging App of the Year

Say goodbye to expense admin, reimbursements and card sharing with DiviPay’s virtual corporate Mastercard and expense management platform. Instantly issue virtual corporate cards to your team whilst staying in control of company spending by setting transaction rules. Payment data is instantly categorised and pushed directly in your Xero account.

Jane Simpson Brows

Small Business of the Year

"I help those with thin or no eyebrows to feel brow beautiful again. I use Microblading techniques to create natural, subtly-styled brows. Microblading is a semi-permanent technique that uses a small handheld tool with a very fine blade. This deposits pigment into the skin that look exactly like hair strokes."

 

Unstoppable eCommerce

Emerging Small Business of the Year

We help eCommerce entrepreneurs sell more on their online store. We do this through online training programs, consulting and done-for-you Facebook ad management.

 

2019 finalists

Partner Awards finalists


Accounting Partner of the Year

Congratulations to our regional winners!

Accru Hobart (TAS)
Nexia Perth (WA)
Perks (SA/NT)
Prime Partners Pty Ltd (NSW/ACT)
Trinity Accountants (QLD)
XO Accounting (VIC)

Bookkeeping Partner of the Year

Congratulations to our regional winners!

AboveBas (VIC)
Bean Ninjas (QLD)
BIZCORE 360 (TAS)
Carbon Group (WA)
KHB Bookkeeping Pty Ltd (SA/NT)
Mukiwa Financial Services Pty Ltd (NSW/ACT)

Enterprise Partner of the Year

BDO
RSM Australia

Cloud Champion of the Year

5ways group
Factor1
Health and Life

Innovative Partner of the Year

Cutcher & Neale
Digit
XO Accounting

Community Partner of the Year

Health and Life
SEIVA Pty Ltd
Smart Business Solutions

App Partner Awards finalists


Small Business Awards finalists


Practice App of the Year

AccountKit
BGL
Practice Ignition

Emerging App of the Year

A2X for Shopify
Divipay
Xbert

Small Business App of the Year

Moula
ServiceM8
Unleashed

Small Business of the Year

elph store
Jane Simpson Brows
Reflex Social Services

Emerging Small Business of the Year

Peaches Pilates
Snowater
Unstoppable eCommerce

AU Xero Awards Experience

The AU Xero Awards 2019 will recognise and celebrate our award finalists in October and winners in November throughout the website and all social platforms.

The winners experience will include:

  • An exclusive experience including flights to Melbourne from your home city and accommodation covered by Xero.
  • A money can't buy experience with a day workshop with our Xero team including an Ask Me Anything session on Tuesday 26 November.
  • A day of interviews and filming for blog and social content.
  • Invitation to the Xero Awards 2019 Dinner with fellow award winners, judges and Xero executives at one of Melbourne’s fine dining restaurants on Wednesday 27 November.
  • Access to a social media kit to help promote you as a Xero Award winner.
  • Trophy and certificate.

The finalist experience will include:

  • Access to a social media kit to help promote you as a Xero Award finalist.
  • Trophy and certificate.

Key dates

Award nominations open

7 August 2019

Finalists announced

16 October 2019

Award nominations close

11 September 2019

Winners announced

1 November 2019

Judging begins

16 September 2019

Awards experience for winners

26 & 27 November 2019