Controller of the Year Awards Program Announced

Chicago, IL—January 28, 2021—A new program entitled the Controller of the Year Awards™, recognizes effectiveness and achievements of Controllers and related roles/titles including Chief Accounting Officers, CFOs, Vice Presidents, and other corporate finance executives. The first annual program is announced by the Controllers Council, a member association and community focused on training and career development, peer interaction, and recognition.

Registration is now open for the 2020 Controller of the Year Awards, and registration is free to both Controllers Council members and non-members. Registrants may self-nominate, or nominate a colleague or peer via a brief, online survey form. Registrants must select from 6 categories for company size and type (Small/Medium/Enterprise/Startup/Not-For-Profit/Other), and anonymously submit brief summary information about 2020 financial performance, work experience, volunteer or philanthropic activities, and educational background.

All registrations are then screened by an algorithm to identify finalists by category. Then a blue-chip panel of judges select the Controller of the Year by category, and ultimately a 2020 National Controller of the Year. The final entry deadline is 4/15/21. Winners will be notified via email, and publicly announced by May 2021, All winners will receive a frame-quality Certificate. The 2020 National Controller of the Year will receive a gold-plated and engraved statuette/trophy manufactured by the makers of the Oscar® Awards.

“Controllers and corporate finance executives proved their critical importance in 2020 more than ever, and the Controllers Council seeks to recognize these individuals”, states Neil Brown, Controllers Council Executive Director. “The Controller of the Year program will give overdue recognition to the executives that propelled their organizations through the most tumultuous business environment in modern history.”

To register for the 2020 Controller of the Year program, click here

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