TORONTO, Nov. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Nominations are now being accepted for
the CPA Canada Awards of Excellence in Public Sector Financial Management.
Presented annually by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada
(CPA Canada), the program honours the exceptional work of a federal
public servant or team that excels in the field of financial
management. The program was formerly called the Award of Excellence for Comptrollership in the Public Sector.
"All Canadians are stakeholders when it comes to the federal
government's finances," stresses Kevin Dancey, FCPA, FCA, president and
CEO, CPA Canada. "Just like a corporate shareholder, Canadian taxpayers
want assurances of accountability and proper fiscal management. This
initiative recognizes outstanding public sector financial practices and
promotes those efforts."
Award categories include Innovation, Financial Leadership (CFO) and Lifetime Achievement.
"A key goal of the awards program is to inspire others to look for ways
to deliver similar high standards of performance," explains Dancey. "It
is about advancing the best financial practices across the entire
federal public sector."
Dancey adds that the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and
Accountancy (CIPFA), the award program's Platinum sponsor, shares a
similar goal of identifying and advancing the best practices in public
financial management and governance.
An independent selection committee comprised of senior public servants
and industry experts will judge and determine the 2014 award winners.
The awards ceremony will be held in Ottawa in May.
Award nominations can be submitted by any person within the Government
of Canada, as well as the general public. Nominations close on February
Visit www.cpacanada.ca/PSFMawards for nomination forms.
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, CMA and CGA 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.
Unification will enhance the influence, relevance and contribution of
the Canadian accounting profession both at home and internationally.
CIPFA, the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, is the
world's only professional accountancy body specialising exclusively in
public finance. Our members work throughout the public services, in
public audit agencies, in major accountancy firms, and in other bodies
where public money needs to be effectively and efficiently managed.
Globally, CIPFA shows the way in public finance by standing up for sound
public financial management and good governance. CIPFA works with
donors, partner governments, accountancy bodies and the public sector
around the world to advance good professional practice and enable
better delivery of public services.
SOURCE: CPA Canada
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