Yorkshire based Parsons has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Audit Service award category at the Yorkshire Accountancy Awards 2023.

Head of audit at Parsons, Richard Walker, said: “I'm delighted that we've been shortlisted for the Audit Service Award at the Yorkshire Accountancy Awards 2023. Credit to the Audit and wider team, plus the great clients we get to work with. This is a great achievement in itself - fingers crossed we can go one step further at the awards in February!”

Parsons switched a spotlight onto Audit services in April 2021 when the firm expanded its service offering, recruiting Richard Walker as head of audit. The team has since grown to eight specialists serving clients including an international group of companies with revenues of £350m. As the client base has grown, annual fees have increased from less than £50,000 to in excess of £500,000.

The firm’s award entry detailed the planning, procedures and workflow which are implemented to deliver streamlined, paperless Audit services to clients. The growth, training and development programme that supports and nurtures the fast-growing Audit team, and critical software and technical tools used. Happy clients provided endorsements to support the entry, and this combined to impress the YAA’s independent judging panel.

On selecting Parsons as a finalist, the judges said: “We had a fantastic response and lots of entries for our independent judging panel to review. The debates were fierce and the results close, but your entry shone through and we’re pleased to be able to recognise you as a finalist.”

An independent panel of local and national experts from the profession judge the awards every year. The process culminates in a black-tie ceremony and dinner, which will take place on 23 February 2023 at New Dock Hall in Leeds and promises to be a must-attend event.

The Yorkshire Accountancy Awards (YAA) is the region’s premier event in the accountancy and finance calendar, celebrating the achievements and successes of the region’s best and brightest professionals and firms. The awards, now in their sixth year, are the benchmark by which professionals and organisations within the sector judge themselves and the service they deliver.

The awards categories are designed to encourage nominations from small independent, mid-tier and large firms, while also offering a wide range of individual and team awards, with a view to enabling the very best of regional practice to be scrutinised, recognised and rewarded.