The Award Categories and Criteria

Sponsors

>  IAB Bookkeeper of the Year – Sponsored by Lloyds Banking Group – Enter or submit a nomination here

This award recognises a bookkeeper who has gone above and beyond to provide bookkeeping services to clients or their employer and whose skills have improved the effectiveness or efficiency of the business.

To be in with a chance of winning this award either:

  • Enter yourself for this award.  You must provide evidence from your clients, employer or an accountant you work closely with.  This should be a testimonial or reference which clearly presents their experience of the invaluable service which you provide.  You will need to submit two forms of supporting evidence with your entry form.
  • Nominate someone telling us why they deserve to win this award!  The nomination could be from a client, colleague, supporting accountant or employer, clearly presenting your experience of the excellent service provided.

Judging Criteria: 

  1. Clear description of what is exceptional about the service provided including one or more illustrative examples.
  2. Information about the assistance and advice provided to clients or an employer which is beyond expectations.
  3. How support has been provided to clients or an employer to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their business.
  4. Evidence of how encouragement or assistance has supported the development of the client’s or employers business.

To help us reach a decision, we ask that entrance forms and supporting evidence give examples of how support is provided in these areas.

>  IAB Accountant of the Year – Sponsored by AMLCC & FA Simms & Partners – Enter or submit a nomination here

This award recognises either an accountant or firm of accountants who have gone above and beyond to help their clients.

To be in with a chance of winning this award either:

  • Enter yourself for this award.  You must provide evidence from your clients, employer or an accountant you work closely with.  This should be a testimonial or reference which clearly presents their experience of the invaluable service which you provide.  You will need to submit two forms of supporting evidence with your entry form.
  • Nominate someone telling us why they deserve to win this award!  The nomination could be from a client, colleague, bookkeeper or employer, clearly presenting your experience of the excellent service provided.

Judging Criteria:

  1. Clear description of what is exceptional about the service provided including one or more illustrative examples.
  2. Information about the assistance and advice provided to clients or an employer which is beyond expectations.
  3. How support has been provided to clients or an employer to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their business.
  4. Evidence of how encouragement or assistance has supported the development of the client’s or employers business.
  5. Support and encouragement of Continuing Professional Development/education for the client or employer.

To help us reach a decision, we ask that entrance forms and supporting evidence give examples of how support is provided in these areas.

>  IAB Payroll Professional of the Year – Sponsored by CIPP – Enter or submit a nomination here

This award recognises a payroll professional who have gone above and beyond to provide services to clients or their employer and whose skills have improved the effectiveness or efficiency of the operation of their payroll.

To be in with a chance of winning this award either:

  • Enter yourself for this award.  You must provide evidence from your clients, employer, a colleague or an accountant you work closely with.  This should be a testimonial or reference which clearly presents their experience of the invaluable service which you provide.  You will need to submit two forms of supporting evidence with your entry form.
  • Nominate someone telling us why they deserve to win this award!  The nomination could be from a client, colleague or employer, clearly presenting your experience of the excellent service provided.

Judging Criteria:

  1. Clear description of what is exceptional about the service provided including one or more illustrative examples.
  2. Information about the assistance and advice provided to clients or an employer which is beyond expectations.
  3. How support has been provided to clients or an employer to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their business.

To help us reach a decision, we ask that entrance forms and supporting evidence give examples of how support is provided in these areas.

>  IAB Small Business Mentor of the Year – Enter or submit a nomination here

The mentor of the year award is awarded to an individual that has made an outstanding contribution as a business mentor.  We are looking for an individual that has not only made a difference to the business of their mentee(s), but who supports the emergence of new and growing enterprises in their region and sector.

You can enter yourself for this award but must provide evidence from your mentee(s), colleague or another professional you work closely with.  This should be a testimonial or reference which clearly presents their experience of the invaluable support which you provide.  You will need to submit two forms of supporting evidence with your entrance form.

Alternatively the nomination can be made by a mentee, client, colleague, employer or another professional you work closely with, clearly presenting their experience of the excellent service provided.

To be in with a chance of winning this award either:

  • Enter yourself for this award.  You must provide evidence from your mentee(s), client, colleague or another professional you work closely with.  This should be a testimonial or reference which clearly presents their experience of the invaluable service which you provide.  You will need to submit two forms of supporting evidence with your entry form.
  • Nominate someone telling us why they deserve to win this award!  The nomination could be from a mentee, client, colleague or employer, clearly presenting your experience of the excellent service provided.

Judging Criteria:

  1. Willingness to spend time supporting one or more new or growing businesses.
  2. Willingness to share experience and knowledge in supporting the mentee(s) businesses as they start and grow.
  3. Ability to help the mentee(s) problem solve to overcome challenges in their business.
  4. Ability to signpost mentee(s) to other sources of support in their region and beyond.
  5. Overall contribution to the future success of the mentee’s businesses.
  6. Support and enthusiasm for the emergence of new businesses in your region and sector.

To help us reach a decision, we ask that entrance forms and supporting evidence give examples of how support is provided in these areas.

>  IAB Student of the Year – Enter or submit a nomination here

This award acknowledges and celebrates the achievements of an individual who has studied an IAB bookkeeping or payroll qualification in the past 12 months.

To be in with a chance of winning this award either:

  • Enter yourself for this award.  You must provide evidence from your tutor, or employer about how you have excelled in your studies and used the skills and knowledge gained from the qualification to excel in your current job role or to progress within your chosen career.  This should be a testimonial or reference which clearly presents their experience of your dedication towards your studies.  You will need to submit one form of supporting evidence with your entry form.
  • If you are a tutor at an IAB Accredited Centre then you can nominate a student for this award,  telling us why they deserve to win!

Judging Criteria:

  1. High achievement towards attaining an IAB qualification in bookkeeping or payroll.
  2. Excellent degree of progress made from the time of starting the course through to completion.
  3. Any adverse challenges overcome along the way.
  4. Positive impact the student has had on the organisation/employer and/or on the student group.

To help us reach a decision, we ask that entrance forms or nominations give information and examples of some or all of the above areas.

>  IAB Tutor of the Year – Submit your nomination here

This award is open for individuals who have studied an IAB bookkeeping or payroll qualification, with an IAB accredited centre in the past 12 months, to nominate their tutor.  The award acknowledges a tutor who has gone above and beyond to support their learner(s) in their studies and to help them gain new skills and knowledge through their IAB qualification.

Judging Criteria:

  1. How their support and enthusiasm has helped you towards attaining your IAB qualification.
  2. Evidence of the tutor’s expertise and knowledge which have helped you to progress through the qualification from the time of starting your course through to completion.
  3. How the tutor has helped you to overcome any adverse challenges along the way.
  4. Positive impactthe tutor has had on you.

To help us reach a decision, we ask that nominations give information and examples of some or all of the above areas.

>  Top centre awards

These awards are selected by the IAB and are given to IAB Accredited Centres around the world to acknowledge their achievements and dedication to providing individuals with bookkeeping and payroll skills through our qualifications.

It is a form of recognition for our centres and reflects the immense contribution that they have made to the growing success of the IAB.

In order to determine the recipients of these awards the performance of our centres is analysed in a number of ways, but specifically concentrating on: success rates, length of accreditation and number of learners registered throughout the year.