Nominations open for the 2023 Karbon Excellence Awards

The Karbon Excellence Awards recognize some of the most progressive, inspiring and trailblazing accounting firms from around the world.

An image of a past award from the 2022 Karbon Excellence Awards

Nominations for the 2023 Karbon Excellence Awards are now open and close on December 31, 2023. Nominate your own accounting firm, or another firm using Karbon that is doing unique things, inspiring others, and making a positive impact on the wider accounting profession.

First awarded in 2022, the Karbon Excellence Awards are awarded annually across six categories. The 2023 winners will be announced in January 2024.

Karbon Excellence Award categories

Category one: Sustainability 

Recognizes an accounting firm that is making an outstanding contribution to sustainability practices and is a leader to their peers and clients by being purposeful, community-minded, and kind to the planet.

Category two: Diversity & Authenticity

Recognizes an accounting firm that is championing diversity, equity and inclusion across the accounting profession, and achieves this in a unique, approachable and authentic way.

Category three: Balance & Culture

Recognizes an accounting firm that is promoting work-life balance and healthy work habits, as well as using innovative solutions to champion purpose and motivation amongst their teams.

Category four: Connectivity

Recognizes an accounting firm that is championing connectivity and embracing openness through innovation with technology, automation, and integrated solutions.

Category five: Client Excellence

Recognizes an accounting firm that is demonstrating leadership, innovation, and a commitment to excellence in client service.

Category six: Practice Excellence

The Practice Excellence category is the major award and recognizes an accounting firm that is creating extraordinary outcomes through outstanding leadership and innovation, demonstrated by sustained success and growth.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I nominate for the Karbon Excellence Awards?

You can nominate any accounting firm, including your own, by completing this form. You will need to answer a small number of questions in writing that provide evidence of your efforts related to the category.

When will the winners be announced?

Nominations close on December 31, 2023. Finalists will be announced in January 2024, ahead of the winner announcements later in the month. More details will be announced closer to the time.

Are the Karbon Excellence Awards open to individuals, or just accounting firms?

The Awards recognize entire accounting firms, rather than individuals.

Who has won in previous years?

You can recap on the 2022 Karbon Excellence Awards winners.

Can an accounting firm be nominated if they won in a previous year?


Can I nominate my own accounting firm?

Yes, you can nominate your own accounting firm, or a peer’s accounting firm. The only requirement for nominations is that the accounting firm is a Karbon customer.

Can I nominate the same firm in multiple categories?


How many nominations can I submit?

You can nominate as many accounting firms as you would like. 

Why should I nominate for the Karbon Excellent Awards?

There are many reasons to nominate your practice, or a peer’s practice, for a Karbon Excellence Award.

Winners will be sent a Karbon Excellence Award Winners Pack to promote the award win. This includes:

  • A framed winner’s certificate

  • Digital assets including social tiles and email signature graphics to promote your win

  • An opportunity to be featured in a Karbon customer story

  • Recognition in a Karbon media release and digital promotion

  • A media release template to promote your win to your local press

Whether or not you or your nominated firm is crowned a winner, it’s an excellent opportunity to reflect on your achievements as a team and bring them to light.

Clients and staff of nominated firms will feel validated that they are with a recognized firm that is making a positive contribution to the wider profession and community. 

Award-winning status is a great talking point when you’re trying to win new business, and it can help you build brand awareness.