The annual Controller of the Year Awards™ program recognizes effectiveness and results of Controllers and related roles/titles (CFOs, Chief Accounting Officers, Comptrollers, VP Accounting, etc.). Begin with an easy online nomination process. Winners are determined via a screening algorithm*, and a panel of blue-chip judges selects finalists across seven (7) categories, along with Public and Private sub-categories. Nominations for the 2021 Controller of the Year Awards will open December 1, 2021. Registration is free for both Controllers Council members and non-members. Registrants may self-nominate, or nominate a colleague or peer via a brief online survey form (below). Depending on quantity of entrants, there will be 2021 Controller of the Year award for each category below. A National Controller of the Year will be selected from the category winners. Winners will be notified via email, and announced publicly by March 2022. All winners will receive a frame-quality Certificate. The 2021 National Controller of the Year will receive a gold-plated and engraved statuette, manufactured by the makers of the Oscar Awards. A “virtual awards event” is planned for April 2022. The 2021 Controller of the Year Awards entry deadline is January 30, 2022.  

Controller of the Year Categories: 

  • Small Business (<100 employees; Public and Private)
  • Medium Business (<1,000 employees; Public and Private)
  • Enterprise (>1,000 employees; Public and Private)
  • Startup (<3 years old; Public and Private)
  • Not-For-Profit
  • Government (Comptrollers/Comptroller of the Year Awards)
  • Other (list below)

*Screening algorithm criteria includes financial performance/results, work experience, education, and volunteerism/charity/cause/philanthropic activities.

Nomination Form 

The Controllers Council will accept nominations and registrations for 2021 Controller of the Year starting December 1, 2021. In the meantime, please review the form below. Note that all information submitted is strictly anonymous and confidential. Questions? Please use the Contact Form.  

How to Leverage Financial Close Automation: The Ruby Slipper Café StoryWebinar Thursday, December 16

As organizational environments become more complex, compliance-focused and technology-driven, CFOs and controllers have even greater pressure to not only ensure the integrity of the financial close, but also provide strategic insights to help lead the future of their organizations. Register for this webinar to hear our industry experts including, Jennifer Beougher, CFO of Ruby Slipper Café.