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Behind the Boardroom

Featured Articles

  • How to impress Canada’s CFO of the Year Award™ Selection Committee 

    As Canadian business leaders consider potential nominees for this year’s Canada’s CFO of the Year™ Award, members of the Award’s independent Selection Committee are preparing for the big task ahead: reviewing the submissions before coming together to crown the 2020 winner. That begs the question - what goes into choosing a winner, and what makes a nomination stand out to the Selection Committee?

  • Five trends up-and-coming financial leaders expect for the CPA profession

    How do up-and-coming business leaders view the future of Canada’s accounting profession and the financial community in general? We recently spoke with two up-and-coming chartered professional accountants (CPAs) for their views on that important question.

  • Canada’s CFO of the Year™ Award 2019 finalist Pamela Steer

    Sustainability is an important issue for any chief financial officer, particularly when it comes to making sure the organization has the financial resources to stay in business. For Pamela Steer, sustainability goes well beyond the financial picture to encompass other issues, notably environmental, social and governance matters.

  • Canada’s CFO of the Year™ Award 2019 finalist Erfan Kazemi

    It’s an understatement to say that Erfan Kazemi joined the mining industry at an interesting time. It was 2011, a year in which gold prices reached their peak of almost US$1,900 per ounce. They would fall later that year and largely continue on a downward trend, reaching a low of less than US$1,100 an ounce in late 2016. Prices have recovered modestly since then.

  • Canada’s CFO of the Year™ Award 2019 finalist Brad Chapman

    On any given day, you might find Brad Chapman chatting with students on campus at Centennial College, be it in the halls or while working out at the athletic facility. His role as Chief Financial Officer puts him in charge of the numbers, but Brad clearly has a passion for the students who are at the heart of the college’s vision of transforming lives and communities through learning.

  • Striking CFO gold

    This article is based on an interview conducted with David Garofalo on November 19, 2018.

  • Looking back for a glimpse ahead: A past winner’s take on the evolving role of CFOs

    What does the chief financial officer of the future look like? As a long-time executive in the energy and agricultural industries and Canada’s CFO of the Year in 2008, Bruce Waterman has plenty of perspective on what it takes to succeed and what the landscape for financial leaders looks like down the road.

  • CFOs: Leading the way to sustainable enterprises

    CPA Canada sponsored article. Today’s unpredictable and constantly changing world is making it increasingly challenging for organizations to chart a path forward. To thrive today, tomorrow and in the future, organizations must find ways to achieve sustainable, long-term success. And CFOs, because of their skills and knowledge, will play key roles in making this happen.

  • CFO fosters trust and guides IAMGOLD’s digital shift

    The mining industry is undergoing an unprecedented transformation. Today, as it becomes harder to find new ore deposits and ore grades diminish, miners worldwide are looking to technology to improve safety, productivity and efficiency. And it’s giving rise to a digital and talent revolution. Canada’s CFO of the Year Award finalist Carol Banducci, Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of IAMGOLD Corporation, has seen the transformation firsthand.

  • CFO leads transformation of PSP Investments in a changing world

    CFOs around the world are being called on to take on new, broader responsibilities to help their organizations thrive in a business environment that grows more complex every day. Canada’s CFO of the Year Award finalist Nathalie Bernier knows this first-hand: the CFO of PSP Investments (PSP) has been leading the strategic transformation of her organization.