TORONTO, November 20, 2015 – Nominations are open for the Awards of Excellence in Public Sector Financial Management, presented annually by Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada). \n\n“Nominating a worthy team or individual for these awards speaks volumes about the value placed on strong stewardship of taxpayer dollars,” says Kevin Dancey, president and CEO, CPA Canada. “All Canadians are stakeholders when it comes to the federal government’s finances. Outstanding efforts on our collective behalf deserve our attention and appreciation.” \n\nThe awards celebrate innovative thinking, leadership and exemplary delivery of financial management services that lead to higher productivity and/or cost savings. Beyond recognition, the awards provide an opportunity to promote and share best practices in this important field. \n\nThe award categories are:\n\n\n Innovation\n\n\n Financial Leadership (CFO) \n\n\n Lifetime Achievement \n\n\nNominations can be submitted by any person within the Government of Canada, as well as the general public. They are being accepted until February 19, 2016. \n\nAn independent selection committee comprised of senior public servants and industry experts will determine the winners. \n\nFor more information, visit: cpacanada.ca/PSFMawards\n\nCPA Canada proudly recognizes the important contribution made by The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA), from the United Kingdom. CIPFA has been involved in the awards program since its inception in 2009 and continues as the program’s exclusive Platinum sponsor. \n\nThe winners will be announced in May 2016.