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Category: Awards
Topic: Audit

Audit team finalists at national awards

We are delighted to announce that the Audit team are, once again, finalists for the British Accountancy Award’s Audit Team of the Year.

As a Cheltenham-based accountancy firm, we have been shortlisted alongside other firms from the UK Top 50 for 2018 (by turnover) as well as a firm shortlisted in the National Firm of the Year category.

British Accountancy Awards 2019 Shortlist Badge Audit Team of the Year

Our belief is – “to make your success our priority”. This is the message to both clients and staff. This collaboration is critical to an efficient client service but also recognised by the team, and this has a fundamental impact on the team’s performance.

2019 has seen the Audit team expand further with two new recruits. They were the first team in the firm to invest in automated working papers which is now the catalyst for digitising the firm, and they have maximised the use of other resources and technology to demonstrate the benefits that can come from this.

Efficiency improvement has been the main aim for Russel Byrd, Audit Partner, and this has allowed his team to take on more clients. His team offer a professional, competent, helpful and friendly service, and it’s these positive relations which have been built with clients which are resulting in more referrals. Tenders are being sent to larger and more complicated entities than they have ever dealt with before.

“Being finalists for this award for three years running is an amazing achievement for the audit team here at Randall & Payne. Our focus has always been to deliver an efficient and effective audit to our clients, working collaboratively with them for a common end goal. This recognition is testament to the Audit team, and how hard we work to deliver a first-class service to our clients, I am extremely proud of them. To put this into perspective, another firm shortlisted is 15th of the top accountancy firms in the UK”, comments Russel Byrd.

The event takes place on 25 September 2019 at Grosvenor House on Park Lane and is expected to be attended by over 1000 guests from practices all over the country and we wish the team the best of luck on the night.

The full list of finalists for 2019 can be viewed on the British Accountancy Awards website.

Take a look at our Audit services page for more information about what we do and if want to have a chat, contact Russ on 01242 776000 or email