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Welcome To the Manx Accountancy Awards 2020!

The region's outstanding talent will gather at Comis Hotel & Golf Resort in Mount Murray Road, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM4 2HT on 06 November 2020

Tax Adviser of the Year

Individual Excellence Awards

This award is open to any individual tax advisers working within the taxation field. Tax Adviser of the Year Award honours the best and brightest in the Manx tax professions, across all levels of experience. This award recognises inspirational and successful tax professionals who hold leadership roles and have demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit and innovative ideas. 


Open to all applicants who must be a Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) with more than 10 years’ tax experience and  have outstanding involvement in the tax community and high ethical standards.

Judging Criteria

They are judged by an independent expert panel that comprises leading members of the tax profession. The judges will be looking for clear information backed up by facts that pay particular attention to the criteria listed below.

  • Professionalism: Outline the evidence of professional conduct and performance
  • Measurable Success: Outline the facts of quantifiable performance improvements and personal excellence and how success was recorded and measured. 
  • Innovation: Please include details of any unique efforts or uses of technology introduced by the individual that has successfully improved the performance of their team or the organisation as a whole demonstrating the innovation encouraging positive change
  • Role Model: Demonstration of how the candidate is a positive role model
  • Quality of Service: Outline how the individual exceeded expectations through their work.
  • Teamwork: Outline how the individual has contributed to the success of their team, and displayed commitment, enthusiasm and flexibility in the role.
  • Impact: What makes this individual stand out from colleagues? Outline their achievements to date, summarising their contribution to the growth and success of the organisation.
  • Please include a testimonial from the individual’s head of department or supervisor where possible.


  • Commitment and enthusiasm
  • Client service excellence
  • Added value to the business and/or clients
  • Professional conduct in relation to tax
  • Technical excellence
  • Leadership skills or team work with illustrative examples
  • An outline of a specific initiative with details of how the nominee is driving and, or contributing
  • A stand-out performance that particularly merits this award – the ‘extra mile’ factor 
  • Clear description of what is exceptional about the service provided including one or more illustrative examples.
  • Information about the assistance and advice provided to clients or an employer which is beyond expectations.
  • How support has been provided to clients or an employer to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their business.
  • Evidence of how encouragement or assistance has supported the development of the client’s or employer's business.

Area of Assessment

Added value to the business and/or clients
Client service excellence
Commitment and enthusiasm
Examples of innovation and new initiative taken
Professional conduct in relation to tax
Professional development and willingness to learn
Leadership qualities and skills
Team working and flexible working skills with approachability
Technical excellence and skills
Measurable Success
Role Model

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