Canada's CFO of the Year™ 2017 award nominations now open

TORONTO, Oct. 13, 2016 /CNW/ - Now in its 16th year, Canada's CFO of the Year™ (CFOY) Award honours senior financial leaders who have made significant contributions to business in Canada with demonstrated quality, insight and integrity. Nominations are now being accepted at for the 2017 Canada's CFO of the Year™ Award and will close on December 16, 2016.

Candidates from any business sector may be nominated and demonstrate the following six award criteria including:

  • Inspirational Leadership
  • Business Performance
  • Social Responsibility
  • Innovation
  • Demonstrating Financial Accountability
  • Mentoring and Development

The purpose of the award, that is presented by Financial Executives International Canada (FEI Canada), PwC Canada and Robert Half, is to recognize those who best exemplify the evolving role of the CFO, a strategic member of the C-suite.

An independent selection committee, chaired by previous award recipient Bruce Waterman, including some of Canada's most prominent business leaders, will select the award winner. The recipient of Canada's CFO of the Year™ Award will be honoured at a gala dinner at The Ritz Carlton, Toronto on Wednesday, May 17, 2017.

Previous recipients of Canada's CFO of the Year Award include:

  • 2016 – Gord Nelson, Chief Financial Officer of Cineplex Inc.
  • 2015 – Dean McCann, Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, Canadian Tire Corp. Ltd.
  • 2014 – Janice Fukakusa, Chief Administration Officer and Chief Financial Officer, RBC
  • 2013 – Brian Lawson, Senior Managing Partner and Chief Financial Officer, Brookfield Asset Management
  • 2012 – Colleen Johnston, Group Head Finance and Chief Financial Officer, TD Bank Group

For more information or to submit your nomination for the next Canada's CFO of the Year, please visit

About Financial Executives International Canada (FEI Canada)
FEI Canada is the all-industry professional membership association for senior financial executives. With eleven chapters across Canada, FEI Canada provides its members thought leadership, advocacy services and extensive professional development opportunities – including its executive education offering, the CFO Leadership Beyond Finance program which it offers in conjunction with Queen University's Smith School of Business.

The association's membership, which consists of Chief Financial Officers, Audit Committee Directors and senior executives in the Finance, Controller, Treasury and Taxation functions, represents a significant number of Canada's leading and most influential corporations. Further information can be found at Follow us on Twitter at @FEICanada.

About PwC Canada
PwC Canada helps organizations and individuals create the value they're looking for. More than 6,500 partners and staff in offices across the country are committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax, consulting and deals services. PwC Canada is a member of the PwC network of firms with more than 195,000 people in 157 countries. Find out more by visiting us at Follow PwC on Twitter at @PwC_Canada_LLP and on Facebook at

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About Robert Half
Founded in 1948, Robert Half is the world's first and largest specialized staffing firm.with more than 340 staffing locations worldwide and offers job search and management tools at Additional insights on the latest hiring trends also can be found in the company's newly released 2017 Salary Guides. For career and management advice, follow our blog at Follow Robert Half on Twitter at @RobertHalf_CAN for additional workplace advice and hiring trends.

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For further information: For FEI Canada: Laura Bobak, 416.366.3007 ext. 5103,; For PwC: Pierre Campeau, 416.687.8643,; For Robert Half: Naz Araghian, 416.865.2140 ext. 62132,


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