Palfreyman Chartered Accountant, Business Services, Tax, Specialist Services, Quorrobolong NSW 2325


Palfreyman Chartered Accountants has been recognised for its incredible standard of work by national and local awards. Some of our major achievements include:

 International Finance Monthly Legal Awards 2020 - Winner

Palfreyman Chartered Accountants' commitment towards leading businesses into the future has been recognised as a winner in the international Finance Monthly Legal Awards "Accounting Firm of the Year - Australia" for 2020.
Australian Small Business Champions Awards 2020 - Finalist

Palfreyman Chartered Accountants is pleased to be recognised as a finalist in the prestigious Australian Small Business Champions Awards for 2020. We look forward to celebrating in the success of Australia's businesses at the awards night in August.
ACQ5 Country Awards 2020 - Winner

It is an honour to see Palfreyman Chartered Accountants recognised in the international ACQ5 Country Awards as the "Best Practice Operator - Australia" for 2020. These awards recognise leading professionals who, while demonstrating consistent excellence and quality in their field, promote mentorship and professional development of continuing and emerging leaders around the Globe.

 International Corporate Excellence Awards 2020 - Winner

Palfreyman Chartered Accountants was recently recognised in the international Corporate Excellence Awards as the "Best Specialist Small Business Accounting Firm - Australia" for 2020. This award is decided based upon extensive research and analysis, and aims to recognise industry leaders who are succeeding in their endeavours, innovating, growing and improving their community from a local to international level. You can read our winner's feature here

Finance Monthly International Game Changers Awards 2020 - Winner

The Palfreyman team is extremely excited to see our Principal, Simone Palfreyman, be named as one of the Top 100 Global Game Changers in the International Finance Monthly Game Changer Awards for 2020. Simone's commitment to creating change in the industry, and constant focus on mentoring young professionals to being successful, capable leaders is phenomenal, and we are proud to see her recognised for this once again. 

You can read the feature article on Simone here.

 30 under 30 Accounting Awards 2019 - Winner

Palfreyman Chartered Accountants were proud to see multiple of our staff members recognised in the 30 under 30 Accounting Awards for 2019. Our Administration Manager, Olivia Palfreyman, was selected as the "Wellness Advocate of the Year" winner, while our our Business Services/Practice Manager, Kayla Russell, was selected as a finalist in the highly contended "Multi-Service Accountant of the Year" and "Wellness Advocate of the Year" categories.

As an advocate for positive workplace culture and wellbeing, our Firm could not be prouder to have two staff members recognised in these awards and also to be supported by a team of four Under 30 staff members. 
 Cessnock Customer Service Awards 2019 

Palfreyman Chartered Accountants were pleased to have numerous staff members nominated in the Cessnock Customer Service Awards for 2019. Our Principal, Simone Palfreyman, was recognised in the Business Owner category, whilst Business Services/Practice Manager Kayla, Administration Manager Olivia, and Trainee Accountant Tahlia were nominated in the Professional category.

Congratulations to all nominees and award winners. This Cessnock Chamber of Commerce event is a fantastic celebration of the exceptional customer service that is on offer in our LGA.
Hunter Region Business Excellence Awards 2019 - Winner

Palfreyman Chartered Accountants was honoured to be named the overall "Business of the Year" at the Hunter Region Business Excellence Awards for 2019. Our team were also the recipients of the "Professional Firm of the Year", with judges making specific mention of our office presentation, exceptional customer service and extensive operations.

Principal, Simone Palfreyman, says winning this award was one of her biggest achievements to date. Having started out as a small home-based business that was aimed at supporting her children, the Firm has grown into a CBD business that is able to give staff the opportunity to work flexible hours, to follow their dreams and to achieve for themselves. This all would not be possible without our wonderful clients, who allow us to assist them in achieving their goals. Our Firm greatly believes that this award recognises how work-life balance is the key to a successful business.

We thank the Hunter Region Business Hub for putting on another fantastic year of awards. Congratulations to all winners and finalists. 
Women In Finance Awards 2019 - Winner

Simone Palfreyman, principal of the National award-winning firm, Palfreyman Chartered Accountants, was recognised in the Women in Finance Awards as the WINNING "Accountant of the Year" for 2019. The highly-esteemed Women in Finance Awards are a celebration of the skills, leadership and tenacity of women in the finance industry, and showcase how the top female professionals have shaped and influenced financial services in Australia.

The "Accountant of the Year" award is considered the most prestigious female accounting award in Australia, and so to be recognised as the winner of this award not only showcases Simone's exceptional contribution to the Finance industry, but also highlights the strengths that Hunter Region businesses can offer to the Australian business community. Palfreyman Chartered Accountants is proud to be the recipient of an award that reinforces the importance of business communities, education and engagement of clients.

Palfreyman Chartered Accountants were also proud to be finalists in another six categories: Simone Palfreyman was a finalist in the "Principal of the Year" and "Thought Leader of the Year" categories, while our Firm was named in the "Wellness Program/Initiative of the Year" and "Women's Community Program of the Year" sections. Our Administration Manager, Olivia, was also selected in the "Young Leader of the Year" award.

We could not be prouder to be a part of these awards, and to be a part of celebrating the success of our exceptional female professionals.

 Australian Accounting Awards 2019

We are excited to be named as finalists in eight categories in the prestigious Australian Accounting Awards for 2019.

Palfreyman Chartered Accountants are finalists in the "Boutique Firm of the Year", "Innovator of the Year" and "Wellness Program/Initiative of the Year" categories. Our Principal, Simone Palfreyman, is a finalist in the "Partner of the Year (Boutique Firm)", "Public Accountant of the Year" and "Thought Leader of the Year", while Practice Business Services Manager Kayla Russell is a finalist in the "Rising Star of the Year" category. Administration Manager, Olivia Palfreyman, is an "Accounting Support Staff of the Year" finalist.


SMSF and Accounting Awards 2018 - Overall Winner


Palfreyman Chartered Accountants is extremely proud to have taken home the overall Excellence Award at the NSW SMSF and Accounting Awards.

Our Principal, Simone Palfreyman, was recognised as the Regional Professional of the Year and Partner of the Year, before being announced as the highest scoring nomination.

 We are also honoured to be highly regarded finalists in the Accounting Firm of the Year, Small Business Adviser of the Year, Office Manager of the Year, Customer Service Firm of the Year, Community Engagement Firm of the Year and Tax and Compliance Firm of the Year at the SMSF and Accounting Awards 2018.

 The SMSF and Accounting Awards is a nationwide industry event that recognises state-based performance in SMSF and accounting professions across Australia. This event honours the individuals and businesses who are leading the way in SMSF advice and accounting by championing professionalism, quality advice and innovation.


Cessnock Customer Service Awards 2018 - Runner Up

Palfreyman Chartered Accountants is proud to see our Principal, Simone Palfreyman, being awarded Runner Up Business Owner of the Year at the recent Cessnock Customer Services Awards for 2018.

Our Practice Business Services Manager, Kayla Russell, was also nominated in the Professional Category of these awards, and our whole team was nominated in the Team category. Congratulations to the well deserving winners of these awards.

The Cessnock Customer Service Awards recognise business members in the community that provide their clients with the highest level of respect, compassion and support. We are honoured to be recognised by our community as possessing such attributes. 

Hunter Region Business Excellence Awards 2018 - Winner

We are proud to announce our Principal, Simone Palfreyman, has been named the Business Women of the Year for the 2018 Hunter Region Business Excellence Awards. In its 25th year, the Awards are the longest running awards in the Hunter, and showcase the region's businesses that are achieving excellence, success and providing outstanding products and services. Simone received this award in recognition of her impressive dedication to supporting her clients, staff, family and local community.

Our team was also named a finalist in the Professional Services category for the 2018 Hunter Region Business Excellence Awards. 

Here at Palfreyman Chartered Accountants, we strongly believe in supporting and being involved with our local community. Being recognised in these awards is very special to us. 


Women in Finance Awards 2018 - Finalist

We are very excited to announce that Palfreyman Chartered Accountants has been recognised as one of the best in Australia in the 2018 Women in Finance Awards.

Palfreyman Chartered Accountants has been selected as a finalist in FOUR categories this year, making us both the Accounting firm and Accounting professional in the running for the MOST awards throughout Australia.

We thank all our clients for their support over the years. The referrals, testimonials and support have all helped to make us a Finalist in these awards.


 Australian Accounting Awards 2018 - Winner

Palfreyman Chartered Accountants is honoured to be the WINNER of the 2018 Accountantsdaily Australian Accounting Awards "Advocacy Initiative of the Year".  This award recognises the leading accounting business in Australia that challenges inequitable norms, pushes for progress and builds a reputation that the accounting industry is a place for inclusiveness, fairness and diversity. Palfreyman Chartered Accountants received this award for the flexibility and assistance we offer to working parents, students, elite athletes and community organisations. We are proud to help set the benchmark for excellence and equality in professionalism and thank the likes of Thomson Reuters and Momentum Media for recognising our "talent and supporting innovation", and our "dedication to [our] clients through the quality of [our] advice and sheer hard work". 

Palfreyman Chartered Accountants was also named finalist in 3 additional categories of the Accountantsdaily Australian Accounting Awards 2018:
  • Boutique Firm of the Year (less than $10m revenue)
  • Partner of the Year (Boutique Firm) – Simone Palfreyman
  • Thought Leader of the Year – Simone Palfreyman

The Australian Accounting Awards are a nationwide award that recognises the exceptional contributions that individuals and accounting firms have in their community, and in the lives of their clients. 


Women in Finance - 2017 Accountant of the Year (Finalist)

Our Principal, Simone Palfreyman, has recently been named a finalist in the Women in Finance - Accountant of the Year Awards. 

This is a national award sponsored by NAB which recognises leading women who provide financial services throughout Australia. We are extremely grateful for the referrals, testimonials and support given to us by our clients that helped make us a finalist in these awards. 

You can find out more about this award here: 



Hunter Region Business Excellence Awards - 2017 Professional Services "Highly Commended" (Runner Up)


We are very excited for our entire firm to be awarded "Highly Commended" (runner up) in the Hunter Region Business Excellence Awards - Professional Services category. 

Here at Palfreyman Chartered Accountants we have a massive belief in the importance of community involvement and we are extremely honoured to be recognised by our local community for this work ethic. 




Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand - "Highly Commended"

Our firm received a "Highly Commended" appraisal by the Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand reviewer, Paul Ginman FCA, in our 2015 Quality Assurance Review. 

This is a rare honour & represents our firms commitment to quality & customer service.