Sussex-based chartered accountants MHA Carpenter Box have been named as a finalist in no less than four categories of the 2019 accountingWEB Accounting Excellence Awards.
Now in their ninth year, the awards celebrate brilliance and innovation across the British accounting profession, with recognition given to individuals, firms and their supporting technology.
After an overwhelming number of entries for this year's awards, MHA Carpenter Box has been nominated as a finalist in the Large Firm of the Year and Innovative Firm of the Year categories of the awards, reflecting the growth and success of the firm over the last year, as well as the innovative practices they have implemented to make a difference to their clients, staff and community.
The introduction of Making Tax Digital (MTD) for business on 1 April 2019 gave MHA Carpenter Box the opportunity to focus on the benefits of cloud adoption and to grow its national cloud expertise. The firm developed its own dedicated technology, cloud team and MTD bridging software and is now able to offer clients an end-to-end service from software recommendations, systems reviews, training and implementation.
The judges were also impressed by the exciting innovations and successes of Nathan Keeley, Partner and Head of Cloud Accounting at MHA Carpenter Box, who has also been named a finalist in the Software Pioneer and Practice Pioneer categories of the awards.
Nathan has worked hard to facilitate efficiency within the firm through the adoption of new and existing technologies. He has run many sessions for accountingWEB's Practice Excellence website on the subject of cloud software and has spoken at cloud technology events including Xerocon, QuickBooks Connect and Accountex; he has also been a keynote speaker at the annual conference of the firm's national association MHA, made up of eight of the best independent regional accountancy firms in the UK.
Nathan commented: "Being shortlisted for the awards both personally and for the firm is a great achievement and means that we are well placed at the forefront of the move towards a more digital economy. It also shows that we are in a strong position to service our clients both existing and new.
"None of the award nominations could have been possible without the great team we have here at MHA Carpenter Box and it's an achievement for all who have been involved both in the past and more recently."
MHA Carpenter Box now has to wait until 12 September 2019 to find out the results at the Accounting Excellence Awards ceremony, which will be held at The Brewery in Central London.