TORONTO, June 18, 2014 /CNW/ - Winning isn't everything when it comes to
the Corporate Reporting Awards presented annually by the Chartered
Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada).
"The awards showcase the best reporting models in the country but the
program is about more than just bragging rights," explains Kevin
Dancey, president and CEO, CPA Canada. "It's about participants
striving to be the best though continuous improvement. In addition to
recognizing winners and their leadership, the awards also provide an
excellent platform from which to develop even stronger corporate
All entrants receive a confidential assessment from the independent
panel of judges outlining how they measure up against best practices
and innovations. Reviewing the various winning models combined with
feedback on its own entry can help a company or Crown organization make
a strong reporting effort even better.
The ultimate objective of the awards is to raise the bar of corporate
reporting in Canada so that the information presented is as relevant
and easily understood as possible.
The awards are the most prestigious and coveted national honours for
corporate reporting in Canada and focus on both Canadian listed
companies and Crown organizations. For more than 60 years, they have
been providing recognition for organizations playing an active role in
advancing corporate reporting in Canada.
"Entering demonstrates a commitment to excellence," stresses Dancey.
"Participation sends a strong, confident message to investors and
stakeholders. At the same time, it signals dedication to improvement
and moving beyond the status quo."
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.
To learn more about the program and how to enter, please visit www.cpacanada.ca/CRawards.
The deadline for submissions is July 11, 2014.
About CPA Canada
CPA Canada is the national organization established to support
unification of the Canadian accounting profession under the Chartered
Professional Accountant (CPA) designation. It was created by the
Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) and The Society of
Management Accountants of Canada (CMA Canada) to provide services to
all CPA, CA, CGA and CMA accounting bodies that have unified or are
committed to unification. As part of the unification effort, CPA Canada
and the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada
(CGA-Canada) are working toward integrating their operations this year.
Unification will enhance the influence, relevance and contribution of
the Canadian accounting profession both at home and internationally. www.cpacanada.ca
SOURCE: CPA Canada
For further information:
Tobin Lambie, principal