Canada's CFO of the Year™ 2012 award nominations now open
Canada’s CFO of the Year™ 2012 award nominations now open
TORONTO, Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - Nominations are now being accepted at www.cfoy.ca for the 2012 Canada's CFO of the Year™ Award. The presenting sponsors for the 2012 award are Financial Executives International Canada (FEI Canada), PwC, and Robert Half. Now in its tenth year, the award honours the quality, insight, direction and leadership of Canada's senior financial leaders. Nominations close on December 16, 2011.
Candidates from any business sector may be nominated by CEOs, corporate directors, financial analysts and other senior executives. An independent selection committee, chaired by Peter Dey, Chairman, Paradigm Capital Inc., and comprising some of Canada's most prominent business leaders, will select the 2012 award winner. The 2012 recipient of Canada's CFO of the YearTM Award will be honoured at a gala dinner on May 3, 2012.
“Financial executives today are managing many moving pieces on the modern business landscape,” said Michael Conway, Chief Executive and National President of FEI Canada. “They need to think strategically about all levels of their business, while managing risk; staying on top of technology; keeping up with evolving accounting standards; fostering innovation and working with fellow executive team members to build enterprise value. Canada’s CFO of the Year™ Award recognizes the achievements of those financial leaders who exemplify these abilities,” Conway said.
Previous recipients of Canada's CFO of the Year TM Award include:
2011 Gordon Maron, Executive Vice President, (former Chief Financial Officer) PCL Construction Holdings Ltd.
2010 Richard Bird, Executive Vice-President, Chief Financial Officer & Corporate Development, Enbridge Inc.
2010 Cynthia Devine, Chief Financial Officer, Tim Hortons Inc.
2009 David Garofalo, President and CEO, HudBay Minerals Inc. (former Chief Financial Officer, Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd.)
2008 Bruce Waterman, EVP, Chief Strategy Development & Investment Officer (former Chief Financial Officer), Agrium Inc.
2007 Marvin Romanow, CEO (former Chief Financial Officer), Nexen Inc.
2006 Karen Maidment, former Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, BMO Financial Group
2005 Claude Mongeau, CEO (former Chief Financial Officer), CN
“This year’s CFO of the Year AwardTM will once again recognize an outstanding financial leader in Canada," said Gino Scapillati, a National Managing Partner at PwC. “We look forward to another winner being added to this celebrated list of award recipients.”
Kathryn Bolt, President of Robert Half Canada, added: “Canada’s senior financial leaders play an increasingly critical role in the success of their organizations, and it is with great pleasure and honour we recognize them for their hard work and accomplishments. We encourage chief executive officers to nominate their CFO for this prestigious award.”
For more information or to submit your nomination for the next Canada's CFO of the Year, please visit http://www.cfoy.ca/en/nomination/.
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 and more than 2,000 members, FEI Canada provides professional development, thought leadership and advocacy services to its members. The association 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. Visit www.feicanada.org.
PwC firms provide industry-focused assurance, tax and advisory services to enhance value for their clients. More than 161,000 people in 154 countries in firms across the PwC network share their thinking, experience and solutions to develop fresh perspectives and practical advice. See http://www.pwc.com/ for more information. In Canada, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (www.pwc.com/ca) and its related entities have more than 5,300 partners and staff in offices across the country.
“PwC” is the brand under which member firms of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited (PwCIL) operate and provide services. Together, these firms form the PwC network. Each firm in the network is a separate legal entity and does not act as agent of PwCIL or any other member firm. PwCIL does not provide any services to clients. PwCIL is not responsible or liable for the acts or omissions of any of its member firms nor can it control the exercise of their professional judgment or bind them in any way.
About Robert Half
Founded in 1948, Robert Half is the world’s first and largest specialized financial recruitment service and member of the S&P 500. With over 350 locations worldwide including 21 in Canada, we have an unparalleled track record helping companies hire highly skilled accounting and finance professionals. From project consulting to permanent recruitment to executive search solutions, we provide clients with access to Canada’s top talent. Robert Half again was named to FORTUNE® magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" list, ranking #1 in our industry in service quality and innovation. (March 21, 2011) For more information, call (800) 474-4253 or visit http://www.roberthalf.ca/.
For further information, please contact:
For FEI Canada:
Christian Bellavance, 416-366-3007, ext 5114, firstname.lastname@example.org
David Rowney, 416-365-8858, email@example.com
For Robert Half International:
Giselle Jones, 416-350-2330, firstname.lastname@example.org