The Oscars of the bookkeeping world, the annual Luca Awards recognise outstanding achievement in the profession.

With guests drawn from the profession, government and business, the annual Luca Awards are an unmissable opportunity to gain recognition for your achievements.

Each winner is presented with a Luca Award by HRH Prince Michael of Kent. The Luca Awards are exclusive bronze statuettes of Luca Pacioli, the Cistercian monk who is credited with inventing the process of double entry bookkeeping that endures today. Luca Pacioli's 1494 book, Summa de Arithmetica, Geometria, Proportioni et Proportionalità contains the first written record of the process and warns of the need for good record keeping;

"If you are in business and do not know all about it, your money will go like flies, that is, you will lose it."

Luca Pacioli

2014: The Winners

Prince Michael of Kent at the ICB LUCA Awards

The winners of the 5th Annual LUCA Awards were announced at the ICB Global Annual Dinner & Awards Ceremony on 19th November at the BAFTA Theatre, London. The awards were presented by His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent GCVO, ICB Global’s Royal Patron.

UK Winners:

  • Student of the Year – Clare Mannal 
  • Tutor of the Year – Caroline Wren, Open Study College 
  • Small Practice of the Year – Douglas Accountancy and Bookkeeping Services 
  • Large Practice of the Year – Bookkeepers in Buckingham Ltd 
  • Accounting Firm of the Year – Burton Sweet, Bristol 
  • Employed Bookkeeper of the Year – Aaron Lilley 
  • Bookkeeping Employer of the Year – MJ Mapp
  • Small Accredited Training Provider of the Year – Open Study College 
  • Large Accredited training Provider of the Year – Training Link 
  • Bookkeeping Software of the Year – Sage 
  • Support Bookkeeping Software of the Year – Receipt Bank 

International Winners:

  • Azerbaijan Effective Implementation of IFRS – Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping, Collected by Mr Ehtibar Garayev, Head of Consolidation Financial Statements Department 
  • Belarus Contribution to the Banking Sector of Belarus, Mr Segey Dubkov, Deputy Chairman, National Bank of Belarus, Collected by HE Mr Sergei Aleinik – Ambassador of the Republic of Belarus to the United Kingdom 
  • Canada Outstanding Service to the Bookkeeping Profession in Canada – Dianne Mueller, Chairperson and Founder of the Institute of Professional Bookkeepers of Canada
  • Ireland Best Bookkeeping Practice Ireland – Office Assist, Geraldine O’Donoghue
  • Kazakhstan Employer of the year 2014 – Kazakhtelecom, ICFM representative Ms Raushan Shakibayeva
  • Russia Efficiency of Internal Audit & Control System – Russian Railways, Collected By Mr Oleg Ivanov, Head of Audit & Control  

The Michael Kintore Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Bookkeeping Profession was presented to Stuart Morris 

The ICB Special Award for Contribuion to Bookkeeping Education was presented to Al Vanden Acker, Ideal Schools founder

 HRH Prince Michael of Kent

2013: The Winners

Winners of the awards were announced at the ICB Global Annual Dinner and Luca Awards on Monday 9th December at Lancaster House. The awards were presented by His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent GCVO, ICB Global’s Royal Patron.

Winners were selected from shortlists taken from hundreds of nominees from across the UK in each category.

Awards were also presented to international ambassadors and first secretaries who won in their respective countries.

UK Winners:

  • Student of the Year: Natalie Phillips, Training Link
  • Tutor of the Year: Brian McVean, Ideal Schools
  • Bookkeeper of the Year: Stuart Wildman
  • Practice of the Year: Dinah Scudder, Scorpion Book-keeping Services
  • Small Training Provider of the Year: UK Open College
  • Training Provider of the Year: Training Link
  • Software Provider of the Year: Sage

International Winners:

  • Belarus – Achievements in the field of IFRS 2013: Ludmila Stefanovich
  • Ukraine – Employer of the Year 2013: Vyshkovska Nataliia, Director of the Pridneproskaya Investment Company Ltd
  • Azerbaijan – Advisor on the effectiveness of internal audit and control system of the Year 2013: Suleyman Gasimov, Vice President of Economic Issues, State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic
  • Kazakhstan – Employer of the Year 2013: Rustam Mukhamedov, “Kazatomprom” National Atomic Company” Joint Stock Company
  • Ukraine – Employer of the Year 2013: Butenko Lubov, Head of Finance department Ltd. UKRGIDROSTROYPROEKT
  • Russia – Award for the Successful Promotion of the Financial Manager Profession: Anastasia Rusakova

The Michael Kintore Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Bookkeeping Profession was presented to Dr Philip Dunn for his years of dedicated service to promoting and maintaining the standards of bookkeeping worldwide.

A full list of the nominees in each category is available to view here.


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