The global professional body ACCA has thrown its weight behind Practice Excellence Week, the inspirational accountancy celebration presented by  AccountingWEB.

During 16-20 October 2017, Practice Excellence Week will offer online education, a practice strategy conference and a prestigious annual awards ceremony in London to recognise and celebrate excellence within all areas of accountancy practice. Founded by AccountingWEB in 2011 as an awards scheme for accounting practitioners, the Practice Excellence initiative has evolved into an annual programme to celebrate, educate and transform the accounting profession.

John Williams as Head of ACCA UK commented: We are excited to collaborate with AccountingWEB on this year’s Practice Excellence Week. The resources of the Practice Excellence initiative are a great help in supporting our members to grow their firms in an ever-changing market, while the awards recognise and celebrate the innovation happening across the accountancy sector.’

Tom Dunkerley, CEO of Sift said: ‘We’re delighted to have joined forces with the ACCA to provide their members with direct access to content, insight and the secrets to practice excellence; helping to support, inspire and educate accounting firms across the UK.’

The elements that will feature during Practice Excellence Week in October include:

Practice Excellence Live: 16-20 October

A series of interactive online seminars designed to help the accounting community tackle the business challenges they’re facing right now and provide the tools to transform their practice.

Registrations for these sessions are free and open on 9 June.

The Practice Excellence Conference: 19 October

A full day conference at the Barbican in London will put ambitious accountants through their paces in a practice marketing boot camp. The programme will include practical exercises and demonstrations designed to put clients and their challenges at the heart of any growth strategy.

Early bird tickets are on sale for £125 now until 30 June. Full price tickets will be available after that for £249.

The Practice Excellence Awards: Recognition for innovative firms

The Practice Excellence Awards celebrate the full sweep of the accountancy profession from sole practitioners to multi-partner accounting businesses. These awards recognise and celebrate superlative client service, innovation and specialist skills across 10 different award categories.

Entries are open now until 30 June.

The Software Excellence Awards : Open for entries now!

AccountingWEB are searching for the REAL software market leaders. The UK’s largest survey on business software satisfaction is underway, where we are asking end users to rate the technology they use.  The survey is running in tandem with our traditional awards scheme, giving the technology community the chance promote their own innovations and client satisfaction expertise.

The user survey and vendor entries are open now until 31 July.

The Awards Night: 19 October

Practice Excellence and guest host, Marcus Brigstocke welcomes 500 guests to their gala awards show at the Brewery in London. The prestigious evening will be the landmark event in the professions calendar.

Aynsley Damery,  CEO of Multi Practice Excellence Award winning firm and now Judge recommends getting involved with these initiatives, saying: Practice Excellence has been a wonderful experience for the firm and one that we wouldn’t miss. It’s always important to keep ahead of the curve and attending the Practice Excellence Live events and Conference in the past has certainly helped us with that. The whole team has been involved and we’ve gained wonderful insights that we’ve implemented with great success. Also, the ability to meet and learn from thought leaders in our industry and successful practitioners has been really inspiring.

Entering the Practice Excellence Awards has been a great learning experience and given the team a clear validation for the way we are doing business. We’ve certainly noticed the benefits from a client and team acquisition and retention perspective too. What’s not to love about Practice Excellence!

The ACCA and Practice Excellence have kick started their partnership publishing the ‘Secrets to Practice Excellence’; a video series designed to support leading accounting firms who are looking to make a difference and grow their practice.

Practice Excellence Week is now open for entries and registrations from practitioners and technology providers.  Those who want to be involved are encouraged to visit and start their journey to excellence.

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