Canada's CFO of the Year™ 2015 award nominations now open
TORONTO, ON–Nominations are now being accepted at www.cfoy.ca for the ‘2015 Canada's CFO of the Year™ Award’. The presenting sponsors for the 2015 award are Financial Executives International Canada (FEI Canada), PwC, and Robert Half. Now in its 14th year, the award honours the quality, insight, direction, and leadership of Canada's senior financial leaders. Nominations close on December 19, 2014.
Candidates from any business sector may be nominated by CEOs, corporate directors, financial analysts, and other senior executives. An independent selection committee, comprising some of Canada's most prominent business leaders, will select the award winner. The recipient of Canada's CFO of the Year™ Award will be honoured at a gala dinner at the Ritz Carlton Toronto on Wednesday, May 13, 2015.
"Canada's financial leaders play a critical role in ensuring the success of their organizations," says Michael Conway, president and chief executive officer of FEI Canada. "It is important we recognize their dedication and achievements and this award does just that, by celebrating the contributions of Canada's best chief financial officers to their organizations and to their communities."
"The role of CFOs within an organization continues to evolve with the changing market dynamics. Today, CFOs are more involved and collaborative - demanding and demonstrating commercial insight outside of traditional finance," says Tahir Ayub, managing partner, markets and industries, PwC Canada. "CFOs need to engage operations, sales, marketing and other lines of business to successfully assess and develop action plans that should lead to more confident decision-making and better business outcomes."
David King, Director of Robert Half, adds"Canadian businesses often rely on the guidance and leadership of their CFO and finance team to realize their organization's business strategy. Canada's CFO of the Year™ Award celebrates the impact of the financial leader, and the finance functions as a whole, on helping companies fulfill their growth objectives."
For more information or to submit your nomination for the next Canada's CFO of the Year, please visit www.cfoy.ca.