TORONTO: April 25, 2014 - Chartered Professional Accountants Canada (CPA Canada) is pleased to announce the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award winner and the finalists in the Innovation category for The CPA Canada Awards of Excellence in Public Sector Financial Management. \n\nPresented annually by CPA Canada, the program honours the exceptional work of federal public servants who excel in the field of financial management. The program was formerly called the Award of Excellence for Comptrollership in the Public Sector.\n\n“The calibre of individuals and teams nominated this year is a testament to the exemplary financial leadership that exists within the federal public service,” says Kevin Dancey, president and CEO, CPA Canada. “They inspire confidence in the stewardship of public funds.”\n\n2014 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner\n\nAndrew Smith, director, Financial Management Advisory Services, Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is recognized for dedicated services. In his 34 year career with DFO, Smith has played an instrumental role in the success of numerous complex initiatives. An inspirational mentor, Smith is credited with developing countless colleagues into highly capable financial specialists and helping good managers to become great managers. \n\nInnovation Award Finalists\n\nHealth Canada: “Procure to Pay” initiative (in alphabetical order)\n\n Marie-Anne Bradford, director, Materiel and Assets Management Division\n Robert Bryar, team lead\n Darwin Campbell, acting director, Accounting Operations West\n Michelle Gleeson, director general, Financial Operations Directorate (retired)\n Cathy Harris, chief, Special Projects\n Andrew Holian, director, Financial Services – Regions and Programs\n Paul Lackner, director, Accounting Operations and Systems Division\n Dan Lichtenstein, chief, FIRMS\n Mona Swierczynski, chief, FIRMS IT\n Jamie Tibbetts, chief financial officer, Health Canada\n\nTreasury Board Secretariat: Guideline on Chief Financial Officer Attestation for Cabinet Submissions initiative (in alphabetical order)\n\n Kurt Chin-Quee, senior analyst\n Donna Dériger, director\n Roger Ermuth, executive director\n Bernie Geiger, senior analyst\n Jean Roussel, senior analyst\n Sharon Smith, director\n\nCPA Canada extends its gratitude to The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA). CIPFA has played an integral role in the establishment of this program and continues to be a major supporter of the advancement of best practices in public financial management and governance.\n\nCelebrate excellence \n\nThe CPA Canada Awards of Excellence in Public Sector Financial Management gala\n\nWednesday, May 14, 2014\n\nFairmont Château Laurier\n\nThank you to our sponsors\n\nPlatinum\n\nChartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy\nGold\nAssociation of Canadian Financial Officers\n\nPwC\n\nSilver\nFinancial Management Institute of Canada\n\nMedia\nThe Hill Times\n\nAbout CPA Canada\n\nCPA Canada is the national organization established to support unification of the Canadian accounting profession under the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation. It was created by the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) and The Society of Management Accountants of Canada (CMA Canada) to provide services to all CPA, CA, CMA and CGA accounting bodies that have unified or are committed to unification. As part of the unification effort, CPA Canada and the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada (CGA-Canada) are working toward integrating their operations this year. Unification will enhance the influence, relevance and contribution of the Canadian accounting profession both at home and internationally. www.cpacanada.ca\n\nAbout CIPFA\n\nCIPFA, the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, is the world's only professional accountancy body specialising exclusively in public finance. Our members work throughout the public services, in public audit agencies, in major accountancy firms, and in other bodies where public money needs to be effectively and efficiently managed. Globally, CIPFA shows the way in public finance by standing up for sound public financial management and good governance. CIPFA works with donors, partner governments, accountancy bodies and the public sector around the world to advance good professional practice and enable better delivery of public services.