TORONTO, June 15, 2011 /CNW/ - Entries are now being accepted in a milestone year for the Corporate Reporting Awards, presented annually by the Chartered Accountants of Canada.
For sixty years, the awards have showcased the best reporting models in the country. The ultimate goal of the program remains improving corporate and financial reporting in Canada.
"Successful companies and Crown corporations recognize that it is important to get their story out in a useful, understandable, relevant and reliable way," said Kevin Dancey, FCA, president and CEO, Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA). "The awards program goes beyond identifying and honouring the best reporting practices; it aims to spread the best to the rest."
Awards of Excellence for publicly listed companies in various industry sectors will be presented. Separate awards and honourable mentions 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.
"All participants receive valuable feedback from the judges about their entry in an effort to help them make improvements going forward," stressed Dancey. "Strive to be the best. By entering, your organization displays confidence and measures itself against its peers."
As part of the 60th year celebration, the winners will receive a special electronic seal for use on websites to communicate their achievement in reporting excellence.
Judging information and instructions on the simple entry process can be found on-line (www.cica.ca/cra).
The deadline for entries is July 8, 2011. This year's awards ceremony will take place in Toronto in November.
Chartered Accountants (CAs) are Canada's most valued, internationally recognized profession of leaders in senior management, advisory, financial, tax and assurance roles. Through their integrity, expertise, and internationally recognized qualification standards, Canada's 78,000 CAs sustain their influence and leadership position both in Canada and globally. As trusted business advisors to Canadian organizations of all sizes, Canada's CAs foster confidence in Canadian business and contribute to the health and sustainability of Canada's capital markets and economy. The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) represents Canada's CA profession both nationally and internationally. The CICA is a founding member of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) and the Global Accounting Alliance (GAA).
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SOURCE Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants
For further information: For more information or to arrange an interview, contact: Tobin Lambie, Manager, Media, CICA, (416) 204-3228, email@example.com, www.cica.ca