PKF’s Andrew Beattie and Stacie Shaw named as finalists in Australian Accounting Award

PKF’s Andrew Beattie and Stacie Shaw named as finalists in Australian Accounting Award

PKF has announced Director, Andrew Beattie, and Commercial Manager, Stacie Shaw, are finalists in the 2022 Australian Accounting Awards.

The awards recognise over 290 high-achieving professionals across 34 categories.

Having made a strong commitment to his team over the past 15 years, Andrew is set to be a top contender for this year’s Mentor of the Year award. A reflection of the importance Andrew places on mentoring the next generation of leaders, not only within the firm, but across the Hunter.

“I find that the most crucial aspect of my role as a mentor, is recognising that this has a flow on effect in how my mentees manage and develop their own mentees and teams and look after clients and manage their businesses.”

“It is all about setting them up for success and ensuring that they know that I am there to support them along the way, catch them if they fall, and pick them back up” Andrew said.

On the back of her most recent finalist position in the Women in Finance awards, Stacie has once again set herself in the top ranks as a finalist for the Accounting Support Staff of the Year award.

Starting as a trainee with the firm 16 years ago, Stacie has grown to become the person that PKF’s team can go to for anything and everything. A most recent highlight has been her involvement in a firm-wide software change-over, giving our team the technology they need to work efficiently through collaboration.

“It is a privilege that I am able to do what I love, and I am grateful to PKF for giving me the opportunity to do so.” said Stacie.

“I am a firm believer that if something’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right, always, whether someone is watching or not. The highest professional compliment I’ve ever been paid was being called “safe hands” – and it’s been my professional motivation and mantra ever since,” she finished.

Established in 2014, the Australian Accounting Awards acknowledge the top professionals in the industry, showcasing the depth of talent in the nation’s accounting professionals and businesses, and recognising their success and passion for the sector.

Accountants Daily editor, Philip King, said; “The Accountants Daily Australian Accounting Awards night is renowned as the premier event each year when the profession recognises and celebrates those right at the top of their game.”

The winners are set to be announced mid-June.

IMAGE | PKF’s Andrew Beattie and Stacie Shaw


At PKF Newcastle we know what it’s like to start small with big ideas about what you want to achieve. We understand the risks for big business and we know what keeps the C-suite awake at night. We are led by our clients every day to help them keep improving and striving for success.

That’s why we do what we do. We advise clients from a diverse range of industries on the full suite of tax, accounting and advisory needs with a little something extra added in. We’re here to help you achieve your goals and see success in their future.

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