Tony Quirk Award Finalists 2019

12 November 2019

The Tony Quirk Award Finalists have been announced and we are excited to shine a spotlight on the Boyce team members from our five regional offices who are in the running to win the highly coveted, annual TQ Award.

The TQ Award was initiated by the Boyce directors in 2008 to reward and recognise our team members and to honour fellow director and friend, the late Tony Quirk. Tony became the youngest-ever director appointed in the firm before he tragically passed away at the age of just 34. Tony’s memory lives on at Boyce through the annual TQ Award.

Finalists from each of the Boyce offices are selected by their peers to be judged against criteria that encapsulate Tony’s contribution to the firm, including:

  • Demonstrating genuine care for clients
  • Contributing to the social fabric of Boyce
  • Acting in a professional manner
  • Living the firm’s values on a daily basis
  • Meeting the high-performance expectations of their role within Boyce.

The finalists are in the running to win a $3,000 travel voucher and one week’s additional annual leave. The winner will be determined by our panel of judges over the coming days.

Congratulations to our five finalists!


Moree Finalist

Name: Sandra Squires

Role and time with Boyce: Senior Accountant for 3.5 years.

What Sandra loves about her job: “Boyce team members are amazingly friendly and easy to get along with and we have the best clients. Boyce Directors are always so happy and eager to help with your career development no matter what your goal is.”

Where will Sandra go if she wins? “I would probably head off to the coast somewhere for a ‘babymoon’ as my husband and I are expecting a baby in March 2020.


Goulburn Finalist

Name: Steve Kirton

Role & time with Boyce: 15 ½ years, starting out as a cadet and progressing to a management role.

Why does Steve think he was nominated?: “I would like to think it’s because I lead by example as one of the senior team members in the Goulburn office, have a great work ethic, love Boyce and the people I work with, truly care for my clients, and they think I’m a good bloke!”

Where will Steve go if he wins? “I love to travel and I’d like to go to New Zealand with my wife.”


Dubbo Finalist

Name: Curty Stoddard

Role & time with Boyce: 6 years, initially starting as a Cadet and currently as an Accountant.

What Curty enjoys about her job: “Great people and team to work with, there is a large focus on learning and development and everyone genuinely cares for their clients. Being recognised by my colleagues is already a massive achievement for me and I am humbled to be nominated.”

Where will Curty go if she wins? “I’d love to do a tour of the Western Australia border!”


Wagga Finalist

Name: Tim Parish

Role & time with Boyce: Tim started with Boyce in 2015 as a Vacation Placement Student as part of his Accounting degree with CSU. Tim was offered a permanent position as a cadet where he moved to Moree for the summer of 2015/2016.  He then returned to the Wagga Office as a Cadet and is now a Senior Accountant in the firm.

What Tim loves about his job: “The amazing opportunities for personal and career development, great social events that connect all the offices into one firm and the large variety of clients that we get to help achieve their personal and business goals.”

Where will Tim go if he wins?: “I would love to make the journey across the ditch to New Zealand as I have heard it's an amazing and beautiful country.”


Cooma Finalist

Name: Donna Harding

Role & time with Boyce: 14 years as a Bookkeeper.

How Donna would feel to win: “It is a real compliment to be nominated by my peers and winning the TQ Award would be an incredible honour.”

What she loves about her job: “The flexibility, the people I work with and Friday drinks!”

Where will Donna go if she wins?: “I’m not jinxing myself by saying that until I have the prize in my hand.”


Good luck to our five finalists! We will be announcing the winner soon, so watch this space. If are interested in finding out more about employment opportunities in our Boyce team, click here

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