Accomplishments and accolades

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While our work is rewarding, we’re always delighted and honoured when respected organisations recognise our achievements.

EY Australia has been ranked third as a Top 10 Employer in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) Award. This year’s award results saw us rise nine places from 12th ranking.

Oceania Markets Leader, Sydney Office Managing Partner and executive sponsor of EY’s national LGBTI network, Lynn Kraus says the annual awards recognise the accomplishments of employers throughout Australia in supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) inclusion and encouraging employees to be comfortable bringing their whole selves to work.

"I am very proud of the hard work done by our Unity Network that has helped to deliver this win for EY as well as placing in the Top 3 for LGBTI networks in Australia,” says Lynn.  “To be recognised as a Top Employer shows that EY is a place where everyone can bring their whole selves to work and where we can leverage individual differences to make EY an even stronger and more successful firm."

A selection of our awards

  • 2016 Michael Kirby Award for LGBTI inclusion

    2016 Michael Kirby Award for LGBTI inclusion

    EY is proud to have been recognised at the 2016 AHRI Awards as the winner of the Michael Kirby* award for LGBTI inclusion. The award acknowledges the work that our people have done to create Unity as a grassroots network that focuses on providing EY with education, events and LGBTI communications as well as the work EY has done on its LGBTI inclusive policies and community sponsorship.


    *Michael Kirby was Australia’s longest serving judge when he retired in 2009, is openly gay and an LGBTI inclusion advocate.

  • 2015 Australian Employer of Choice for Gender Equality

    Workplace Gender Equality Agency

    We also received this citation in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004/2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2014 under the previous Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency.

    EY Australia has been recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) as an employer that recognises and advances gender equality in the workplace.

    EY’s Oceania Diversity and Inclusiveness Leader Heather Geary said the firm’s recognition from WGEA demonstrated that EY was consistently making progress in its ongoing commitment to create a diverse and inclusive organisation.

    “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 Geary said.

    Some of the areas that EY has progressed over the past year to further the success of women in the firm are:

    Setting 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 ‘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 EY, 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 Geary said.

  • 2014 BRW Client Choice Awards

    EY wins best management consulting firm

    EY Australia has been named best management consulting firm in the 2014 BRW Client Choice Awards.

    The awards were announced at a cocktail dinner held in Sydney in February.

    The BRW Client Choice Awards are awarded to firms whose performance is rated highest by their clients in Beaton Research + Consulting’s Annual Business and Professions Study (ABPS).

    Oceania Advisory Leader Bill Farrell said the award recognises Advisory’s ongoing commitment to delivering exceptional service to our Advisory clients, and the headway we are making in achieving market leadership.

    “That this award is decided by our clients, makes this accolade all the more rewarding for our teams. It shows that we understand our clients’ business issues and are helping them meet their challenges,” Mr Farrell said.

  • 2011 Accounting Firm of the Year Award

    CFO DealBook Accounting Firm of the Year

    EY 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 EY’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.

    EY 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 EY 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.

  • 2009 Best Accounting Firm (revenue of more than $500m) and
    Best South Australian Firm

    BRW Client Choice Awards

    EY Australia has received two awards at the BRW Client Choice Awards 2009, held in Sydney on 12 March 2009.

    EY 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 EY 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

    CFO Awards

    We also received this award in 2005 and 2006

    EY 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 EY 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.

    EY 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.

  • Other awards

    2007 Leading global tax advisor

    International Tax Review