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,
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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