Wanted: Nominees for Canada's CFO of the year award 2017

Learn about the criteria and process for Canada’s CFO of the Year Award. Nomination deadline is December 16, 2016.

What do Gord Nelson, CPA, CA, Dean McCann, CPA, CA, Janice Fukakusa, CPA, CA, Gordon Maron, CPA, CMA, and Cynthia Devine, CPA, CA have in common?

They’re past winners of Canada’s CFO of the Year Award — an annual award presented to a senior financial leader who has made a contribution to business in Canada.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 award. The nomination period closes on December 16, 2016.

Eligibility requirements

The following qualifications must be met for nominees to be considered for Canada's CFO of the Year Award:

  1. Candidates are a chief financial officer (CFO) or head of finance with either a publicly listed, privately owned or public sector organization headquartered in Canada.
  2. Candidates are Canadian citizens or permanent residents, and current residents of Canada.
  3. Candidates have been in their current role for at least two years.
  4. Nominations must be validated and endorsed by the nominee's chief executive officer.
  5. Candidates are not employed by, or affiliated with, any of the organizations that sponsor Canada's CFO of the Year™ Award.
  6. There is a 10-year grace period before another CFO from a winning organization can be considered for the award.

An independent selection committee, comprising some of Canada’s most prominent business leaders, will select the winner. The winner will be celebrated at a black-tie dinner reception in Toronto.