Newcastle-based boutique accounting firm, BeLLCORP Accountants, have concluded the year on a high, picking up a total of three awards at two different award ceremonies hosted in Sydney earlier this month.
Manager, Bernadette Smyth, walked away with two coveted awards at the CPA Australia Annual President’s Awards.
She was the winner of the Outstanding Contribution to Finance and Business for 2019 Award, which is an accolade presented to a Certified Practicing Accountant who has significantly contributed over the course of their career to the accounting profession.
The Outstanding Contribution to Finance and Business award was designed to recognise a leader who has demonstrated a significant and unique impact to the New South Wales business community.
Bernadette also received the NSW President’s Award for Excellence in recognition of her service and leadership as the Chair of the CPA Newcastle and Hunter Branch for the years 2018 and 2019.
Bernadette said she was humbled to have received the two awards.
“It is an honour to receive two awards in the one night, particularly as a regional representative,” she said.
“I take great pride in these awards because they indicate the greatness of the Newcastle business community – we’re really making our mark in NSW and nationally.”
Across the Sydney CBD, Director Jeff Bell took out the Accountants Daily 30 Under 30 Award for Accountant – Boutique Firm.
This national award recognised accountants who most effectively drove revenue growth and shaped their firm’s success in the financial year 2018-19.
From over 500 entrants nationally, Jeff was shortlisted as one of 125 finalists just last month.
Taking out the Accountant – Boutique Firm award Jeff reflected on his journey to date saying it has been quite the year of success for BeLLCORP.
“It has been an incredible year for BeLLCORP and I’m extremely proud of our collective achievements,” Jeff said.
“I am greatly honoured to receive this award as a young business leader and I hope to see more regional winners in national and state awards in the future.”
The awards cement BeLLCORP’s position as a leader in the business community and sets the tone for what’s in store for 2020.
The business has plans to expand their service offering into unique start-up services, as well as broadening their virtual CFO offering.
IMAGE | Director, Jeff Bell and Manager (Profit for Purpose), Bernadette Smyth with Awards (left-right)