Sumday and Walker Wayland Australasia enter into National Partnership

October 4, 2023
3 minutes

Sumday and Walker Wayland Australasia have entered into a national partnership agreement.

Walker Wayland Australasia (WWA), an association of independent professional firms located throughout Australia and New Zealand has entered into a partnership agreement with Sumday to support the training and delivery of carbon accounting services through its participating member firms. WWA consists of 20 member firms across 35 offices with over 600 team members and 87 partners. Last year it was ranked 16th in the Australian Financial Review’s Top 100 Accounting Firms. 

WWA recognises that carbon accounting will become increasingly important for many of its clients and as trusted advisors, member firms are uniquely positioned to support those businesses with this work. 

Jason Croston, Chairperson of WWA, said “Walker Wayland has a 15 year history in carbon accounting particularly in providing assurance for GHG emission calculations as registered auditors. Our deep interest in this area has continued with our most recent annual conference being ESG themed. We are very excited to be working with Sumday to take our service offering in carbon accounting to a new level as the demand for understanding carbon impacts in the business community continues to build.”   

The partnership means teams will continue upskilling in non-financial accounting through the Sumday Academy and Sumday will be the preferred platform for the delivery of carbon accounting services. 

Jessica Richmond, CEO of Sumday, said "Walker Wayland is a fantastic example of an association that is actively implementing resources to help firms up-skill and increase revenue through this high impact work. By incorporating audit-ready carbon accounting into their offering, these firms are on the front foot and their clients, both new and existing, will reap the benefits."

Both Sumday and WWA share a common vision of carbon accounting as an extension of financial accounting and reporting, embedding this through an education-first approach. This commitment ensures that carbon accounting services are accessible to businesses of all sizes, contributing to the transition towards a low-carbon economy while leaving no business behind.

Firms already underway and ready to support clients with carbon accounting include Power Tynan, Munro Benge, SRJ Walker Wayland, Walker Wayland NSW, C&W Financial Services, MVA Bennett and Holman Hodge. To find out more, visit the website of each member firm.