Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Western Economic Diversification Canada
OTTAWA, May 9, 2013 /CNW/ - The Society of Management Accountants of
Canada (CMA Canada1) and the U.K.-based Chartered Institute of Public Finance and
Accountancy (CIPFA), are pleased to announce Roch Huppé, Chief Financial Officer, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and Jim Saunderson, Executive Director, Finance and Corporate Management and Chief
Financial Officer, Western Economic Diversification Canada, as this
year's recipients of the Financial Leadership (CFO) Award.
Each winner received an award for their contributions to financial
management within the Canadian Government at a dinner last night,
sponsored by the Association of Canadian Financial Officers and
PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada. A $1,000 donation was also made in each
recipient's name to the charity of their choice. Roch Huppé chose to
make a donation to the CHEO Foundation at the Children's Hospital of
Eastern Ontario and Jim Saunderson chose to make his donation to the
Rotary International PolioPlus Fund.
"The Award of Excellence for Comptrollership in the Public Sector highlights the exceptional work of those dedicated to public service.
Each individual is a brilliant example of leadership and commitment to
enhancing management and comptrollership within the federal
government," said Joy Thomas, MBA, FCMA, C.Dir., executive
vice-president, CPA Canada. "These two winners, along with their fellow
nominees, deserve much recognition and applaud for their commitment to
their field. Congratulations!"
Also honoured was Richard J. Neville, FCPA, FCA, former Deputy Comptroller General of Canada and former Vice
President of Finance and Administration / Chief Financial Officer of
the Royal Canadian Mint, who received the CMA-CIPFA Lifetime Achievement Award.
"The Lifetime Achievement Award honours an individual who has made an
outstanding contribution to comptrollership in the public sector
throughout a long and dedicated career," said Steve Freer, CIPFA's
Chief Executive. "It is difficult to imagine a better example of this
than Richard. With a career spanning more than 40 years, his commitment
to Canada's public services throughout a distinguished professional
life is a testament to continual improvement and innovation, and
remarkable loyalty and dedication."
Recent CMA, PFA Program graduates were also honoured for their
dedication to career progression and personal growth.
1 CMA Canada and the CICA joined together January 1, 2013, to create CPA
Canada as the national organization to support unification of the
Canadian accounting profession under the CPA banner.
Image with caption: "CMA-CIPFA Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Richard Neville with Sir Tony Redmond and Joy Thomas. (CNW Group/Certified Management Accountants of Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130509_C5473_PHOTO_EN_26576.jpg
Image with caption: "Financial Leadership Award winner Jim Saunderson with Sir Tony Redmond and Joy Thomas. (CNW Group/Certified Management Accountants of Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130509_C5473_PHOTO_EN_26578.jpg
Image with caption: "Financial Leadership Award winner Roch Huppé with Sir Tony Redmond and Joy Thomas. (CNW Group/Certified Management Accountants of Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130509_C5473_PHOTO_EN_26580.jpg
SOURCE: Certified Management Accountants of Canada
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For more information about The Society of Management Accountants of Canada (CMA Canada), visit: www.cma-canada.org.
For more information about the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA), visit: www.cipfa.org.uk.
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For more information on the Award of Excellence for Comptrollership in the Public Sector, visit: www.comptrollershipaward.com.