Nominations for the 2019 Australian Accounting Hall of Fame are open until 21 October 2018.

Click to download the 2019 nomination form


Criteria for the award

Membership of the Hall of Fame may be awarded to an Australian practitioner and/or academic 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.

Practitioner in this context is interpreted to encompass all involved in the wider accounting profession. It includes those who are or have been engaged within professional firms, commerce and industry, government and the wider public sector and not-for-profit organisations.

Examples of contributions:

  • Distinguished service to professional accounting
  • Achieved wide recognition as an authority in a field of accounting
  • 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 May 2018 to 21 October 2018.

Re-nomination option (roll-over)

Any nomination previously submitted but not selected 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.

Nomination Process

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 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.

Selection process

The Selection Committee determines, by preferential ballot, individuals eligible to be inducted into the Australian Accounting Hall of Fame in any year. The Centre reserves the right to determine the total number of inductees in any one year. Centre staff will tabulate the votes. Centre Directors are responsible for verifying the vote and certifying successful nominations.

No order is attributed to the successful nominees in any one year as all new members will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on an equal footing.