The FD Excellence Survey samples the opinions of finance directors and chief finance officers working in the small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) sector. Now in its 20th year, the survey undertakes a detailed analysis of satisfaction levels with accountancy firms.
The survey is part of the annual Finance Leaders’ Summit, a high-level financial forum that debates the operational, technology and strategic finance issues in a growing business.
The event aims to help the next generation of senior finance professionals gain a “deep understanding” of how current and emerging strategic financial issues are being tackled at the highest level.
The Azets brand recently brought together the Campbell Dallas and Scott-Moncrieff names in Scotland.
Chris Horne, regional chief executive for Azets in Scotland, the north of England and Wales, said: “Being chosen as accountancy firm of the year by the UK’s most senior finance professionals is a fantastic accolade for our staff and a reflection of the culture and management of our business.
“We place great emphasis on attracting and developing highly motivated staff and on building trusted client relationships. It creates a powerful culture that in turn delivers great accountancy, which is at the heart of the Azets vision.
“A key asset is our extensive network of local offices, which allows us to live and work in the same communities as our clients.
“Right at the start of the pandemic, we launched a national campaign, ‘Survive, Revive, Thrive’, which delivered hundreds of webinars covering the issues our clients needed to support their businesses.”
He added: “Looking ahead, Azets is making a major investment in technology and a continuous programme of digital improvement to ensure we are delivering client service in the way our clients want us to.
“We aim to make our services smarter and more efficient so that our clients receive the best service, be it digitally or at their door.
“The severe economic and financial challenges facing the business community are here for some time, but we will continue to invest in our business to ensure Azets remains the best accountancy partner for the community of finance directors.”