Award Criteria Requirements

The context in which a CFO functions, including: transparency of financial reporting, highest standards of corporate behaviour, non-aggressive accounting practices, and a commitment to good corporate governance consistent with current standards and evolving guidelines, will be considered in assessing potential candidates.

Vision and Leadership

Through sound business acumen, astute foresight, and the ability to lead and inspire, the CFO has guided their organization to a new level of growth, financial achievement and recognition.

External Reporting and Stakeholder Relations

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.

Social Responsibility

In addition to a commitment to integrity and a passion for the future of Canadian business, the CFO applies their influence, skill and creativity to make a significant contribution to business and to the community.


As an innovator, the CFO can transform and shape the successful financial performance of an organization while exercising sound business judgment and demonstrating excellence in their field.

Business Performance

The CFO plays an important role in ensuring the success of an organization by contributing to its strategic direction and, in turn, its business performance.

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.

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