Richard J. Neville, FCPA, FCA, to be honoured for his lifetime contributions
OTTAWA, April 9, 2013 /CNW/ - The Society of Management Accountants of Canada (CMA Canada1) and the U.K.-based Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) are pleased to announce the finalists for the annual Award of Excellence for Comptrollership in the Public Sector.
Congratulations to the following finalists in the category of Financial Leadership:
- Pierre Corriveau, Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Management Branch and Chief Financial Officer, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
- Laura Danagher, Deputy Director Administration/Chief Financial Officer, Canadian Security Intelligence Service
- Filipe Dinis, Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet, Privy Council Office
- Denise Frenette, Vice-President, Finance and Corporate Services, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
- Roch Huppé, Chief Financial Officer, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
- Jim Saunderson, Executive Director, Finance & Corporate Management and Chief Financial Officer, Western Economic Diversification Canada
- Jamie Tibbetts, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer, Chief Financial Officer Branch, Health Canada
"This year's finalists represent exemplary work in the role of Chief Financial Officer," says Joy Thomas, MBA, FCMA, C.Dir., executive vice-president, CPA Canada. "I am inspired by their commitment to excellence and dedication to improving the daily operations of their departments and the public sector."
The selection committee, at its discretion in any given year, may also identify a recipient for a lifetime achievement award. This year, the committee determined that the CMA-CIPFA Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Richard J. Neville, FCPA, FCA, former Deputy Comptroller General of Canada and former Vice President of Finance and Administration / Chief Financial Officer of the Royal Canadian Mint.
Richard's career in the Public Service of Canada began in 1972 as a Systems Analyst with National Health and Welfare. He was soon appointed to the position of Financial Project Officer for the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat and continued to advance through high-ranking senior positions over the next four decades of his work in public service. Now retired, Richard continues to serve the public through his participation on several boards of directors, as well as an external member on the Internal Audit Committees of the Canada Border Services Agency and the Canadian Security Intelligence Agency.
"Richard's dedication to the public sector is extremely admirable," says Steve Freer, chief executive, CIPFA. "His continued commitment to the departments he served for more than 40 years is a true example of what the Lifetime Achievement Award represents and I am very pleased Richard is the recipient of this year's honour."
The fifth annual Award of Excellence for Comptrollership in the Public Sector is proudly sponsored by the Association of Canadian Financial Officers and PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada. Keynote speakers for the evening include Alister Smith, Associate Secretary of the Treasury Board, and James Ralston, Comptroller General of Canada. Alister's speech will emphasize the necessity of creativity and innovative thinking in today's comptrollership work within the federal government.
Tickets are now available for the reception, dinner and awards ceremony:
1 CMA Canada and the CICA joined together January 1, 2013, to create CPA Canada as the national organization to support unification of the Canadian accounting profession under the CPA banner.
SOURCE: Certified Management Accountants of Canada
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For more information on the Award of Excellence for Comptrollership in the Public Sector or to purchase a ticket to the event, visit: www.comptrollershipaward.com.