TORONTO, Nov. 17, 2011 — Canada's CFO of the Year™ program welcomes Sheila Fraser, Maureen Kempston Darkes, Gordon Maron and Claude Mongeau to the distinguished panel of business leaders from across the country which will review nominations and select Canada’s 2012 CFO of the Year™ Award winner. This independent selection committee includes the following notable names from the Canadian finance community:
Now in its tenth year, the award honours the quality, insight, direction and leadership of Canada's senior financial leaders. Nominations are still being accepted at www.cfoy.ca, and close on December 16, 2011. Presenting sponsors for the 2012 award are Financial Executives International Canada (FEI Canada), PwC, and Robert Half.
Candidates from any business sector may be nominated by CEOs, corporate directors, financial analysts and other senior executives. The 2012 recipient of Canada's CFO of the Year Award is to be honoured at a gala dinner on May 3, 2012.
“We are honoured that these celebrated members of this country’s business establishment will be choosing Canada's next CFO of the Year™,” said Michael Conway, Chief Executive and National President of FEI Canada. “This selection committee of elite executives and corporate directors is well positioned to recognize similar leadership traits in their peers.”
The CFO of the Year™ program thanks the following outgoing committee members for their valuable contributions:
Previous recipients of Canada's CFO of the Year Award include:
“This year’s CFO of the Year™ Award will once again recognize an outstanding financial leader in Canada," said Gino Scapillati, National Managing Partner, Markets at PwC. “We look forward to another winner being added to this celebrated list of award recipients.”
Kathryn Bolt, President of Robert Half Canada, adds, “We are extremely honoured to contribute to a program recognizing the very best of Canada’s financial leaders. This award celebrates their ongoing commitment, dedication and expertise in shaping the success of Canadian businesses.”
Canada's CFO of the Year™ Award 2012 is also sponsored by American Express, the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA), Lerners LLP and Sherrard Kuzz LLP. The media sponsor is The Globe and Mail. Presentation technology for the gala dinner is provided by AVW-TELAV Audio Visual Solutions.
For more information or to submit your nomination for the next Canada's CFO of the Year™, please visit www.cfoy.ca.
About Financial Executives International Canada (FEI Canada)
FEI Canada is the all-industry professional membership association for senior financial executives. With eleven chapters across Canada and 2,000 members, FEI Canada provides professional development, thought leadership and advocacy services to its members. The association membership, which consists of Chief Financial Officers, Audit Committee Directors and senior executives in the Finance, Controller, Treasury and Taxation functions, represents a significant number of Canada’s leading and most influential corporations. Further information can be found at www.feicanada.org.
PwC firms provide industry-focused assurance, tax and advisory services to enhance value for their clients. More than 161,000 people in 154 countries in firms across the PwC network share their thinking, experience and solutions to develop fresh perspectives and practical advice. See www.pwc.com for more information. In Canada, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (www.pwc.com/ca) and its related entities have more than 5,300 partners and staff in offices across the country.
“PwC” is the brand under which member firms of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited (PwCIL) operate and provide services. Together, these firms form the PwC network. Each firm in the network is a separate legal entity and does not act as agent of PwCIL or any other member firm. PwCIL does not provide any services to clients. PwCIL is not responsible or liable for the acts or omissions of any of its member firms nor can it control the exercise of their professional judgment or bind them in any way.
PwC Name Change
PwC has changed its name from PricewaterhouseCoopers to PwC in the fall of 2010. 'PwC' is written in text with a capital 'P' and capital 'C'. Only when you use the PwC logo is the name represented in lower case.
About Robert Half
Founded in 1948, Robert Half is the world’s first and largest specialized financial recruitment service and member of the S&P 500. With over 350 locations worldwide including 21 in Canada, we have an unparalleled track record helping companies hire highly skilled accounting and finance professionals. From project consulting to permanent recruitment to executive search solutions, we provide clients with access to Canada’s top talent. Robert Half again was named to FORTUNE® magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" list, ranking #1 in our industry in service quality and innovation. (March 21, 2011) For more information, call (800) 474 4253 or visit www.roberthalf.ca.
For further information, please contact:
For FEI Canada:
Christian Bellavance, +1 416 366 3007, ext. 5114, or via Email.
David Rowney, +1 416 365 8858, or via Email.
For Robert Half International:
Gisele Jones, +1 416 350 2330, or via Email.