Hemel Hempstead, Herts -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/05/2011 -- Maria Williams regional director at SJD Accountancy, the UK’s largest accountants for contractors, won new Accountant of the Year at this year’s British Accountancy Awards.
Previously known as the Accountancy Age Awards, the British Accountancy Awards acknowledged those demonstrating outstanding performance and innovation across the accountancy sector. SJD Accountancy was also a finalist in the Mid - Tier firm of the Year category after previously winning Small firm of the Year.
Commenting on why Maria was chosen as winner, the judges said: "Within three years of qualifying Maria was performing a partner level role both in terms of leadership and her ability to impact the commercial results of the practice. She shows huge levels of commercial acumen while generating significant efficiencies and cost reductions. Here success is testimony to her ‘can do' and ‘will do' attitude."
The ‘New Accountant of the Year’ category saw contenders from the likes of Deloitte, KPMG, PwC and Howard Worth Chartered Accountants.
Managing Director of SJD Accountancy Simon Dolan said “At SJD Accountancy we only hire people who are naturally passionate about providing great customer service. Maria Williams not only embodies this ethos for her clients, but also believes the same values for her colleagues. I am delighted that the British Accountancy Award judges have rewarded Maria as Accountant of the Year.”
About SJD Accountancy
SJD Accountancy is the UK's largest specialist provider of fixed fee, limited company accountancy services to contractors, freelancers and Small Businesses. It is the only national specialist firm of accountants with offices in all major cities, and is the chosen accountancy firm for more than 11,000 clients.
SJD Accountancy has been acting for contractors and small businesses since 1992 and is the most recommended accountancy firm on the Internet. It has more qualified staff than any other specialist firm, with qualifications covering the major Tax and Accountancy bodies, including ATII, ATT, ACCA, CA, ACA, FCCA, ACMA.
SJD Accountancy offers a complete package including completion of accounts, payroll bureau, dividends, corporation tax computations, personal taxation and all company returns.
On top of all that, SJD Accountancy has also won every relevant industry award possible, including:
• ‘Best Accountant for Contractors’ - Contractor UK 2010 - 2006
• ‘Small firm of the Year’ - Accountancy Age 2007 & 2004
• ‘Medium firm of the Year’ - Finalist Accountancy Age 2010
• ‘Customer Commitment Award’ - Institute of Customer Service 2011
• ‘Compliant Accountants’ - APSCo Compliancy Audit 2011
• ‘Accountant of the Year’ - British Accountancy Awards 2011
• ‘National Chamber of Commerce Award 2010’
• ‘Sunday Times Best Small Companies’ - Award 2009 - 2007
• ‘Best Professional Team of the Year’ - UK Customer Experience Award 2011
And most importantly, in a recent survey 98% of their clients rated SJD Accountancy as 'better than other accountants' - and they are working hard to convince the other 2%!