Eligibility and Criteria

Submit a nomination

Our Goal

To recognize the bookkeeping and accounting influencers who have made an outstanding contribution to the Canadian bookkeeping world over the years. These are the key thought leaders whose efforts leave a visible mark on the accounting and bookkeeping professions. 

  

There will be five awards, one in each of the following groups:

  • Group 1 - Bookkeepers in public practice
  • Group 2 – Accountants in public practice 
  • Group 3 - Non-accountants and non-bookkeepers such as industry consultants and companies who provide services to the accountant and bookkeeping communities
  • Group 4 - Accountants and bookkeepers in public practice under the age of 40 as of August 1, 2018
  • Group 5 - Accountants and bookkeepers in public practice for less than two years as of July 31, 2018

Eligibility

The recognition is open to the following individuals:

  • Resident of Canada. 
  • The staff of K2E Canada Inc, Intuit Canada and their direct competitors in the Canadian and accounting tax markets shall NOT be eligible for any of the five awards. 
  • A nominee can nominate themselves.

Criteria

Each of the Inspired winners must meet the following criteria:

  • Have contributed to the success of others in the Canadian accounting and/or and the Canadian bookkeeping profession;
  • Had many years of involvement in the Canadian accounting and/or and the Canadian bookkeeping profession; (First three groups only)
  • Have had an impact on the continuing evolution of the profession;
  • Have directly or indirectly contributed to the prosperity of Canadian small business;
  • Are looked on as a thought leader in the Canadian accounting and/or and the Canadian bookkeeping; and/or
  • Have helped to raise the standards of Canadian bookkeepers through education.