Awards & Accreditations

  1. Award
    ACCA Approved Employer
    Practising Certificate Development

    As ACCA accredited members, Leavitt Walmsley Associates Ltd also hold the award of ACCA Approved Employer – Practising Certificate Development, in recognition of the support provided to ACCA trainees and members who are training towards an ACCA practising certificate and audit qualification.

  2. Award
    International Sports Tax Association
    Nickie Antley-Slater becomes a member

    With our firm's work increasing in the sports sector significantly, we are honoured to have our Tax Manager, Nickie Antley-Slater join the International Sports Tax Association (ISTA). As part of the ISTA community, Nickie will be contributing to their Knowledge Hub, sharing her professional accomplishments, and attending events. Learn more about our Sports Tax service.

  3. Award
    Gold Accredited Partner

    We are proud to have been awarded Gold Champion Partner status by Xero accounting software. This partnership allows us to build a stronger business relationship with clients and offer a proactive approach to reporting, helping to recognise any potential issues affecting cash flow, providing expert advice, and curating a suitable plan for intervention and prevention.

  4. Award
    My Workpapers
    Best Practice Firm

    We are proud of our investment in digital technology and innovation in our work. As part of our service for audits we have been acknowledged as a best practice firm for our working papers, by MyWorkpapers.

  5. Award
    University of Salford
    Non-Executive Director certification

    At LWA we believe in continuous professional development, and this goes right to the top of the firm! Whilst encouraging the team to attend courses that will benefit the staff themselves, as well as the business and our clients, our Managing Director, Les Leavitt, ensures he is also always at the top of his game. He has recently completed a course by Salford Professional Development, and achieved a certification to benefit both our accountancy practice and provide the best possible service to clients where he acts as a Non-Executive Financial Director.

  6. Award
    Certified Advisor

    LWA are Futrli Certified Advisors, which means we have the tools and expertise to produce even better Management Accounts supporting our clients with vital business forecasting information. Particularly since Coronavirus has impacted so many businesses, we've assisted government Coronavirus loan applications with successful outcomes.

  7. Award
    Cyber Essentials
    Certificate of Assurance

    LWA are proud to reassure our clients and contacts that we have been awarded with a cyber essentials certification for the protection we have implemented across our firm. At LWA, we recommend following best protocol – take a look at helpful tips in our Cyber Security blog here, by our Managing Director, Les Leavitt.

  8. Award
    Pioneer Partner

    At LWA we have invested in the Dext platform (formerly Receipt Bank) as we believe this is the future of bookkeeping. As Pioneer accredited partners with Dext, we are offering this service for £15+vat per month to all our clients, saving you £10 per month per subscription if you were to sign up individually.

  9. Award
    Free Agent
    Accredited Partner

    LWA achieved the Free Agent Partner accreditation in 2020 to further assist clients using this accounting software.

  10. Award
    Warrington Business Awards
    Finalist - Business Man of the Year

    Our very own Steve Collings was shortlisted at the 2022 Warrington Business Awards as Business Man of the Year, after an incredible 12 months (as part of an inspiring career so far!) including being treasurer for Stefan Ratchford’s testimonial and having another book published by Bloomsbury Professional - all whilst doing an amazing job as Co-Director of LWA Ltd.

  11. Award
    AAT Professional Member Awards
    Professional Member of the Year 2017

    The Professional Member of the Year Award recognises members who have demonstrated outstanding achievements and career success, and having landed exclusive deals with market leading providers such as IRIS, representing the UK on the editorial board for a global publishing firm, and written a number of books in the past 12 months alone, Director, Steve Collings was a perfect fit for the accolade. The quality of entries was extremely high for the 2017 awards, so making the shortlist of just 4 members and being ‘Highly Commended’ was an outstanding achievement for Steve.

  12. Award
    For client tax return information sharing

    Our tax team have now started to use Glasscubes as a much easier and convenient tool for clients to share information with us prior to completing and filing your tax returns. The new software has been introduced to our clients who will also be able to approve their tax returns using the new Glasscubes system.

  13. Award
    British Accountancy Awards
    Most Innovative Practice (Independent Firm) 2016

    We are delighted to have been shortlisted at the industry’s most prestigious awards once again – this time in the Most Innovative Practice category. The awards will be judged and culminate in a glittering black-tie dinner and ceremony in the Capital city at The Brewery London, where winners will be announced on the 29th November.