TORONTO, Oct. 10, 2017 /CNW/ - Now in its 17th 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 for the 2018 Canada's CFO of the Year™ Award are now being accepted at www.cfoy.ca and will close on December 22, 2017.
Candidates from any business sector who demonstrate the following six award criteria may be nominated:
- Inspirational Leadership
- Business Performance
- Social Responsibility
- Demonstrating Financial Accountability
- Mentoring and Development
The Award, presented by Financial Executives International Canada (FEI Canada), PwC and Robert Half, recognizes an individual who best exemplifies the evolving role of the CFO, from a financial expert to a strategic member of the C-suite.
For the first time since the inception of the awards, a shortlist of finalists will be announced in March and the recipient of the Award will be revealed at a gala dinner at The Ritz Carlton, Toronto on Thursday, May 17, 2018.
Previous recipients of Canada's CFO of the Year Award include:
- 2017 – Michael Rousseau, Executive Vice President & CFO of Air Canada
- 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
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. For more information or to submit your nomination for the next Canada's CFO of the Year, please visit www.cfoy.ca.
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 www.feicanada.org. Follow us on Twitter at @FEICanada.
About PwC Canada
At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. More than 6,700 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 223,000 people in 157 countries. Find out more by visiting us at www.pwc.com/ca.
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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 325 staffing locations worldwide and offers job search and management tools at roberthalf.ca. Additional insights on the latest hiring trends also can be found in the company's newly released 2018 Salary Guides. For career and management advice, follow our blog at www.roberthalf.ca/blog. Follow Robert Half on Twitter at @RobertHalf_CAN for additional workplace advice and hiring trends.
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