November 10, 2023

Thomson Reuters announces winners of the annual SYNERGY Awards for best in Corporate Legal, Tax and Accounting industries

DENVER, CO, November 10, 2023 – Thomson Reuters (NYSE/TSX: TRI), a global content and technology company, has announced the 2023 winners of the Awards for Corporate Professionals and the Luca Pacioli Accounting Awards. The winners of the Awards were announced at SYNERGY 2023, the largest annual user conference hosted by Thomson Reuters, which took place November 5-11 in Denver, Colorado.  

“We take great pride in recognizing the best our industry has to offer within corporate legal, tax and trade departments – these organizations have consistently pushed the boundaries of innovation by harnessing Thomson Reuters technology to bolster their businesses’ value,” said Laura Clayton McDonnell, President, Corporates Segment, Thomson Reuters. “We congratulate the 2023 award winners on exhibiting exceptional resilience and achievement – we are delighted to celebrate their outstanding contributions.” 

The Awards for Corporate Professionals recognizes exceptional legal, tax and trade departments and professionals who have added significant value to their organizations by embracing technology and leveraging Thomson Reuters products to maximize effectiveness. This also marked the first year of which SYNERGY attendees had the opportunity to directly participate in voting for the award winners.  

The 2023 winners of the Awards for Corporate Professionals are: 

  • Partner of the Year – Matt Lindskoog, EY
  • Legal Innovator of the Year – Sophia Davis, Oracle
  • Tax and Trade Innovator of the Year – Lance Canterbury, AutoZone

Also announced at SYNERGY 2023 were the prestigious Luca Pacioli Accounting Awards. The award winners were selected from submissions received by an internal team of professionals at Thomson Reuters. The Luca Pacioli Accounting Awards are named in honor of Luca Pacioli – known as the “father of accounting.” 

“Luca Pacioli established the foundation for the contemporary accounting system we employ today, by pioneering the ideas of ledgers, journals, and bookkeeping. Recipients of the Luca Pacioli Accounting Awards have truly demonstrated his inventive spirit and underscored expertise in both accounting and technology,” said Elizabeth Beastrom, President, Tax and Accounting Professionals Segment, Thomson Reuters. “Congratulations to all of the award winners on a well-deserved recognition this year and thank you for your many contributions to our industry and beyond.” 

The 2023 winners of the Luca Pacioli Accounting Awards are:  

  • Advisory Accelerator Award – Rick Sager, Sager and Associates CPAs 
  • Peer Mentor Award – John Seale, RBSK Partners 
  • Impact Award – Edgar Madsen, Madsen O’Meara 
  • Rookie of the Year – Bliss 1041 
  • Firm of the Year – Lomness CPA Services   

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Denise Lam