Corporate Reporting Awards showcase best practices: CPA Canada

TORONTO, May 29, 2013 /CNW/ - Organizations participating in the Corporate Reporting Awards strive to be the best through continuous improvement, according to the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada).

Entries are now being accepted for the 2013 edition of the awards. They are presented annually by CPA Canada and are the most prestigious and coveted national awards for corporate reporting. Now, over 60 years old, they focus on both corporate Canada and Crown corporations and showcase the best reporting models in the country.

"The participants are dedicated to demonstrating integrity and leadership through corporate reports that are relevant, clear and easily understood," says Kevin Dancey, FCPA, FCA, president and CEO, CPA Canada.

Expert judges review the entries and provide each participant with valuable feedback. "This paves the way for enhanced reporting efforts going forward," explains Dancey.

Awards of Excellence for publicly listed companies in various industry sectors will be presented. Separate awards and honourable mentions also will be given to companies for financial reporting, corporate governance disclosure, electronic disclosure and sustainable development reporting. In addition, large and small Crown winners will be chosen in both the federal and provincial categories.

"It is important that we acknowledge excellent examples of corporate reporting," says Dancey. "The awards provide recognition for organizations playing an active role in advancing corporate reporting in Canada, something that benefits investors and stakeholders."

The deadline for entries is July 5, 2013 and instructions on the simple entry process can be found online (www.cica.ca/cra).

The awards will be presented at a gala event in Toronto in December.

About CPA Canada
CPA Canada is the national organization representing the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) profession in Canada. The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) and The Society of Management Accountants of Canada (CMA Canada) created the organization on January 1, 2013, to support unification of the Canadian accounting profession under the CPA banner. CPA Canada is responsible for providing services to CAs and CMAs on behalf of CICA and CMA Canada as well as to CPAs and CGAs participating in the unification effort. CPAs will serve the public interest across all sectors of the economy with integrity, sound ethical practices, disciplined regulation and proven strategic management and financial expertise. Accounting bodies representing almost 90 per cent of Canada's professional accountants are committed to unification or have already merged under the CPA banner.


SOURCE: CPA Canada

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For more information or to arrange an interview, contact:

Tobin Lambie, Principal, Media
CPA Canada
(416) 204-3228
tlambie@cpacanada.ca
www.cpacanada.ca


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