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Sponsored by Financial Executives International (FEI) Canada, PwC Canada, and Robert Half, Canada’s CFO of the Year™ Award is given annually to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to business in Canada through vision and leadership, corporate reporting and performance, social responsibility, innovation, and business complexity.
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Award Criteria

The following criteria is taken into consideration when evaluating nominees for Canada’s CFO of the Year.

 

Inspirational Leadership

The contemporary CFO role provides leadership far beyond the balance sheet and financial reporting. Today’s CFO builds upon their requisite financial acumen by developing/implementing their organization’s strategy and leading and inspiring its people.

 

Social Responsibility

In addition to illustrating commitment to integrity and a passion for business, many CFOs apply their influence, skill and creativity to make a significant contribution to their community, both in and out of the office

 

Business Performance

The CFO plays an important role in ensuring the success of their
organization – whether that is a publicly listed entity or private company, a notforprofit, or institutional organization, by contributing to its strategic direction and, in turn its business performance

 

Demonstrating Financial Accountability

Full and fair disclosure, sound financial management, integrity, and a commitment to ethical business conduct are central to the role of CFO and to an organization’s financial performance, whether their entity is publicly listed, private, a not-for-profit, or an institutional organization.

 

Innovation

An innovative CFO can help transform and shape their organization. Please provide a detailed description of how the nominee has personally applied an innovative approach to their company and its employees, customers and overall financial processes. Illustrate how this approach has demonstrated innovation and provided excellence to their company and to a particular industry or sector.

 

Mentoring & Development

Today’s CFO understands the importance of building a great team, supporting the careers and skill development of their staff, succession planning, and furthering the capabilities of finance team professionals.

 

 

Click here to download the Award criteria.