Nominations for the 2020 awards are now open. Click here to download the nomination form.
Criteria for the award
Membership of the Australian Accounting Hall of Fame may be awarded to accountants who have served with exceptional distinction in any field of accounting (such as public practice, business/industry, academia, the not-for-profit sector or the public sector) judged by the Selection Committee to have made a distinguished contribution to accounting in one of the following categories:
- Category 1: In Australia (‘category 1’); or
- Category 2: (a) Internationally; or (b) Internationally and in Australia.
There will be no more than one membership awarded in category 2 per year.
Examples of contributions:
- Exceptional and distinguished service to professional accounting
- Achieved wide-ranging recognition as an authority in a field of accounting
- Exceptional and distinguished contribution to accounting research, literature or education
- A nomination can be submitted by an individual, group of individuals or organisation
- Membership can be awarded posthumously
- Nominations are to be submitted annually
- Nomination period is 1 June 2019 to 21 October 2019.
Re-nomination option (roll-over)
Any nomination previously submitted that was unsuccessful can be resubmitted for consideration in any subsequent year on written instructions from the initial nominator(s).
The written request may be in letter or email format. Pages 1 to 3 of the current Nomination Form must be completed and sent with the re-nomination request.
It is not necessary to obtain permissions from the nominee again or to include previous attachments, however new supporting material may be added.
The official nomination form must be used. All sections must be completed and signed as required. Detailed information will assist greatly with the selection process. Nominations may be submitted electronically in Word format below or posted to the address on the form.
As each individual nomination is considered alongside other nominations in what is essentially a competitive process, the Selection Committee will benefit from a clear statement of the nominee's achievements and advice as to how they fulfill the criteria of distinguished contribution.
It should not be assumed that the Selection Committee has a detailed knowledge of the individual concerned nor the area in which the nominee has worked. It is therefore imperative that the best possible case is made to substantiate the claim for membership.
Nominator details are not provided to the Selection Committee. To ensure anonymity any reference to the nominator must not be included in supporting documentation.
Nominations sent via email must be submitted by the close of nominations (see relevant dates above). Nominations sent physically (i.e. via post/snail mail) are granted a five (5) day grace period from the close of nominations to submit one complete nomination pack. Any material received after this time will not be included for review by the Selection Committee.
The nomination packs should be no more than 25 pages in length. Should the nomination be successful, a citation will be produced for inclusion in the membership folder and a biopic prepared for inclusion in the brochure produced on the awards night.
The Selection Committee determines, by preferential ballot, individuals eligible to be inducted into the Australian Accounting Hall of Fame. The Centre for Accounting and Industry Partnerships reserves the right to determine the total number of inductees in any one year. Centre staff will process the electronic voting. Directors of the Centre for Accounting and Industry Partnerships retain responsibility for verifying the vote and certifying successful nominations. The meeting at which the selections are endorsed is overseen by an independent person who will monitor due process.
No order is attributed to the successful nominees in any one year as all new members will be inducted into the Australian Accounting Hall of Fame on an equal footing.