20 January 2022

Nexia International has been named Network of the Year at the Digital Accountancy Awards 2021 and Kevin Arnold, Nexia’s CEO, has received the Lifetime Achievement Award.

The annual event, which takes place in London at the end of the year, celebrates best practice and innovation in modern accounting. It brings together leading accounting firms, regulators and industry bodies, consultancies and advisors, law firm, and tech vendors to debate the key challenges impacting the accountancy sector and the opportunities for growth that they represent.

The Nexia network has seen tremendous growth over the years and celebrated its position of rising one place since 2020 to become the eighth largest global accounting network in 2021, as measured by fee income. In 2020, Nexia’s total fee income was USD4.5bn across the network – an increase of 5% on 2019.

The judges were impressed by the network’s execution of a five-year strategy, which included increased focus on the adoption of the global branding platform, enhanced member firm collaboration to win, retain and service transnational clients, and the implementation of best-in-class technological solutions.

Kevin Arnold’s role in the success of the network has also been critical. His leadership, strategic vision and ‘member first’ mantra has led to Nexia becoming a top 10 network across the globe. Being awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award acknowledges Kevin’s role and his dedication to the network. The network has grown from strength to strength, and this will no doubt continue with the new CEO, Tim Wilson, following Kevin’s retirement.

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