Nexia in Perth named ‘Firm of the Year’ within global network

13 December 2023 2 min. read
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As the ninth largest global network of its kind, Nexia International boasts more than 650 outlets worldwide – making the Perth office’s honour as 2023 firm of the year all the more remarkable.

The Perth branch of accounting and consulting network Nexia has been named ‘2023 Firm of the Year’ at the advisory’s recent international conference in Buenos Aires.

The accolade marks an especially big month for Perth managing partner Mal Di Giulio, who has also been appointed to serve as a member of the global board, with another Australian leader, Ian Stone, handing over chairmanship after four years.

Nexia in Perth named ‘Firm of the Year’ within global network

Thanking the entire network for its support, the firm described the global honour as a testament to the hard work, dedication, and excellence its Perth team consistently brings to the table. “These milestones are a reflection of the incredible journey the team has been on and our commitment to delivering top-notch services, fostering innovation, and maintaining the highest standards of professionalism.”

As a measure of the achievement, Nexia has a global network in excess of 650 offices worldwide, with the Perth branch recognised as a standout for its growth and innovation. Having added Cicero in the middle of the year, Nexia now has a team of around 18 directors and 120 staff in Perth, who together contribute to the local firm’s status as one of Australia’s top ten largest advisory networks of its kind.

On hand to accept the ‘2023 Firm of the Year’ award in Argentina alongside people & culture head Solvita Bleiere, Di Giulio’s association with the firm has now pushed beyond three decades, with the long-term managing director having first joined its local predecessor Brandsma Crockett back in 1993.

In 2020, he was appointed chairman of Nexia Australia, taking over from the Sydney-based Stone.

Now, as Stone makes way for newly-elected global chairman Philip Mandel of US member CohnReznick after the past four years in the role, Di Giulio steps up again to replace him on the international board, appointed to a vacant seat alongside new LATAM chair Paulo José Carvalho of Brazil. Stone meanwhile continues to to push toward a remarkable 50 years with the firm in Sydney.

Nexia says its latest board additions demonstrate its commitment to fostering a dynamic, diverse and globally-minded leadership team. “We are confident that the collective wisdom and diverse perspectives of our new leaders and committee members provide welcome experience to navigate the complexities of our industry and drive forward our global vision,” stated Nexia CEO Tim Wilson.

Other items on the agenda at Nexia’s recent annual conference included presentations on auditing in a changing world, effective staff recruitment and retention through secondment, and of course the evolving landscape of AI, with Andes plane crash survivor Roberto Canessa among guest speakers.

Nexia’s 2024 conference is set to take place in Singapore, much closer to home for the Perth team.