I love awards. They exist only to celebrate and motivate people, and generally speaking they simply work. Back when I lived and worked in Singapore, I used to gaze in awe at the endless presentations of the “Auditor Of The Year Award”, “Best Transfer Pricing Adviser” and so on during semi-annual gala staff get-togethers.
And even now, emailing with my friends and network partners in Asia, I marvel at their email signatures, that contain texts like:
“Recent awards for PwC Singapore:
Singapore Accountancy Awards 2014 – Practice of the Year, Technical Excellence, and Excellence in People Development for Large Practice
Acquisition International 2014 Finance Awards – Risk Assurance Practice of the Year
Singapore’s 100 Leading Graduate Employers Awards 2014 – Graduate Employer of the Year (for the fourth consecutive year)”
Here is the U.S., people are partial to awards too. Whether it’s a Big 4 partner conference or a software vendor’s annual seminar, not a single opportunity is missed to put someone in the limelight and spend a moment to celebrate anything.
And now it’s my turn!
The IPT (the Institute for Professionals in Taxation) is “the only professional organization that educates, certifies and establishes strict codes of conduct for state and local income, property and sales & use tax professionals who represent taxpayers.” It has 4400 members.
IPT ran my article “VAT for US companies” in their December 2014 publication. I have been notified that “the Institute is bestowing upon you the 2015 VAT Article of the Year Award for your article entitled, “Value-Added Tax for U.S. Companies”, which was published in the December 2014 issue of IPT’s Tax Report.”. Love it. Sounds like a knighthood.
Please see the article in pdf linked below (page 7).
I might even go to IPT’s Annual Conference to pick up the award in person. Let me know please if you plan on attending as well.
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