Accomplishments and accolades
While our work is rewarding, we’re always delighted and honored when respected organisations recognise our achievements.
A selection of our awards
2011 Accounting Firm of the Year Award
CFO DealBook Accounting Firm of the Year
Ernst & Young Australia has been awarded the CFO DealBook Accounting Firm of the Year Award for the third consecutive year.
All CFO DealBook 2011 Award winners were announced at a gala function in Sydney today.
The judges cited Ernst & Young’s innovative services, action on gender diversity and the organisation’s commitment to the learning and development of our people as key deciding factors in winning the award.
Ernst & Young Oceania CEO and Area Managing Partner, Rob McLeod, says the accolade is fantastic recognition in a highly competitive professional services market.
“To win this award three years running is particularly pleasing and testament to the ongoing efforts of everyone in our firm,” says Mr McLeod.
The Award also follows a very robust FY11 result, with Ernst & Young Australia delivering a fast-paced 14.8% growth to post FY11 revenue of $1.052b.
The CFO DealBook Awards are held annually and recognise the achievements of the leaders in Australian finance.
2011 Australian Employer of Choice for Women
Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency
We also received this citation in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004/2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.
For the eleventh consecutive year, Ernst & Young has been recognised by the Equal Opportunity in the Workplace Agency (EOWA) for Equal Opportunity programs that recognise and advance women in the workforce.
Ernst & Young have been awarded the EOWA citation every year since the citation’s inception in 2001.
Ernst & Young’s Oceania Diversity and Inclusiveness Leader Edyta Torpy said the firm’s decade of recognition from EOWA demonstrated that Ernst & Young was consistently making progress in its ongoing commitment to create a diverse and inclusive organisation.
“We are thrilled that EOWA has recognised Ernst & Young for the tenth consecutive year. The citation acknowledges that we have been building a culture where the individual differences of our people are celebrated and where women are supported to achieve their potential.
“We are committed to fostering an environment that enables all our people to have both a fulfilling career and balance their personal commitments,” Ms Torpy said.
Some of the areas that EY has progressed over the past year to further the success of women in the firm are:
► The introduction of gender targets to help focus efforts in achieving greater female representation at senior levels in the organisation by developing a robust pipeline of female talent
► Extending paid parental leave from 12 to 14 weeks for people with more than one and less than five years’ service, and to 18 weeks for people with five or more years’ service. As well as a $2500 ‘return to work’ investment to support returning employees with coaching, development programs and domestic assistance
► Reviewing key people processes through a diversity and inclusiveness lens to ensure that no one group is unfairly disadvantaged over another
“At Ernst & Young, we believe that gender equity is inextricably linked to our success as an organisation – through providing our people with the inclusive culture that they deserve, and by providing our clients with the innovative business solutions that they expect. Our commitment is authentic and we recognise that achieving our goals is going to require a long term effort – one which we are ready to embrace,” Ms Torpy said.
2009 Best Accounting Firm (revenue of more than $500m) and
Best South Australian Firm
BRW Client Choice Awards
Ernst & Young Australia has received two awards at the BRW Client Choice Awards 2009, held in Sydney on 12 March 2009.
Ernst & Young Area Managing Partner, CEO Australia, James Millar said being recognised as Best Accounting Firm (revenue of more than $500m) and Best South Australian Firm was particularly pleasing.
“It’s a reflection of the ongoing commitment by Ernst & Young to outstanding client service,” he said.
On winning the Best South Australian Firm award, Regional Managing Partner Mark Butcher, said that it is the best recognition we could receive as the award is based on client feedback.
Beaton Consulting, a member of the Australian Market and Social Research Organisation, conducted the research for the awards independently, which saw clients rate the performance of one or more professional service firms they have worked with over the past 12 months.
Clients rated firms on a range of attributes including innovation, market leadership, value for money, client care and service quality.
2007 Australian Audit Firm of the Year
We also received this award in 2005 and 2006
Ernst & Young Australia has been named CFO Magazine’s Audit Firm of the Year for the third consecutive year – an outstanding achievement!
Announced at a gala lunch on 12 October, the CFO Magazine Awards also recognised Ernst & Young for our role in the ‘Project Finance Deal of the Year’ award, which went to the Bonnyrigg Living Communities project, the first social housing public private partnership (PPP) in Australia.
Ernst & Young Area Managing Partner, CEO Australia, James Millar said this recognition further strengthens our market leadership position in this important and growing market, as well as our reputation for quality service and quality people.
“Winning this award is testament to our people. It’s also a reflection of our ongoing commitment to client service excellence, our market leadership and the leadership role we take and important contributions we make to the profession, corporate community and industry standards.”
The CFO Awards, held annually, recognise the achievements of the leaders in Australian finance.
2007 Leading global tax advisor
International Tax Review