We spoke to Steven Pell from Pell Artists about being shortlisted as a 2019 Accounting Excellence finalist for Specialist Team & Innovative Firm of the Year:


What does it mean to you to be one of the Accounting Excellence Top 5 firms in both the Specialist Team and Innovative Firm categories this year?

We’re so proud to be nominated for both Specialist Team and Innovative Firm categories. It’s a testament to our team’s hard work and commitment to excellence which we feel is part of our Firm’s DNA.


What achievement in the last year are you most proud of?

We’re incredibly proud of the innovations we’ve made to our tour accounting and reporting workflows over the last 12 months. Using technology, we have created a highly scalable and robust solution that meets a very specific set of challenges for our touring artist clients and means we now turnaround projects in record time.


What are you going to be focusing on in the next 12 months?

We are continually focusing on client experience and beta testing new service lines. For example, we’re developing an ‘on the road’ analytics dashboard for touring crew. But our main focus over the next 12 months is to build an infrastructure to serve our clients as they expand into the US market.


What would be your top tip/tips for firms aspiring to achieve excellence in the profession?

Set aside time each week to focus on innovation with the whole team involved. Beta test ideas and iterate quickly. Don’t be afraid to think big.