It is with great pleasure we are able to announce that Dean Sammut has won one of Australia’s top industry awards. Presented at a black tie event at the Sofitel Wentworth, Dean was presented with the Rising Star of the Year Award at the 2017 Australian Accounting Awards.
The awards were hosted by Accountants Daily, Australia’s top publication for the accounting industry and were judged by a panel of 21 business leaders across Australia. There were a record number of finalists and submissions for this year’s awards, and all judges commented on the “standout” quality of the entrants.
“We broadened the awards program this year to better recognise the breadth and depth of the talent in this industry. For those who have made it to the finalist stage, congratulations, you have secured your place amongst Australia’s leading accounting professionals,” said Terry Braithwaite, head of partnerships at Accountants Daily.
Dean, a Partner at MMT Accountants + Advisers said he was humbled by the award. “Our recognition for the excellent contribution to the Sydney small business scene reinforces the strength of our brand in connecting with the community and engaging with our customers,” He added.
Featured in a publication in Accountants Daily, Dean believes it’s the MMT team’s ability to explain complex accounting areas to clients as a key success for the firm. “Where we differentiate ourselves from our competitors, is the ability to provide value in explaining their numbers to allow them to make smart decisions”.
Dean has further called on Universities to help train students to develop these important soft skills. “Definitely at university is where it needs to start. I actually don’t think the current courses have really adapted to the changes that are happening in accounting, and it’s happening pretty quickly,” he said. You can read further about the article in Accountants Daily here