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PwC wins big at Singapore Accountancy Awards

Pricewaterhouse Coopers emerged as the biggest winners at the inaugural Singapore Accountancy Awards.

SINGAPORE: Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) emerged as the biggest winners at the inaugural Singapore Accountancy Awards on Thursday (July 31). The event was held in conjunction with the Singapore Accountancy Convention 2014 and supported by the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) and Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA).

The accounting and audit firm won three out the four Business Excellence awards, in Practice of the Year, Technical Excellence, and Excellence in People Development, the last of which it was joint winner with Deloitte Singapore. Meanwhile, Ernst and Young walked away with the Excellence in Productivity and Innovation Award.

The Business Excellence Awards seek to honour accounting firms that stood out for their dedication to building a distinguished practice and were a leader in the areas of Technical Excellence, People Development and Productivity and Innovation.

Individual Excellence Awards were also given out to individuals who embody strong professional qualities, possessed sound technical knowledge and experience, and actively contributed to the organisation, profession and community. The individual awards had two categories - Accountant of the Year and Young Accountant of the Year - and two winners for each category.

For Accountant of the Year, the winners were Mr Chaly Mah Chee Keong, CEO of Deloitte Asia Pacific and Mrs Chng Sok Hui, CFO of DBS Group. The winners for Young Accountant of the year were PwC's Ms Lim Kexin and Resorts World Sentosa's Ms Annie Seah Yi' En.

Commenting on the importance of the Singapore Accountancy Awards, Gerard Ee, President of ISCA, said "I hope more members of the profession will be encouraged by these winners to contribute in their own ways, both big and small, to charting the future of the accountancy sector and also give back to the community." 

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