The Controller of the Year™ Program recognizes effectiveness and results of Controllers and related roles/titles by an online nomination process, a screening algorithm*, and blue-chip judging of finalists across six (6) categories. Our 2020 inaugural year will include the Controller of the Year for the Chicago region, other Illinois cities, and the State of Illinois, expanding to top (10) additional cities in 2021. City winners are automatically nominated to their respective state competition, and ultimately a national Controller of the Year in 2021. 

Controller of the Year Categories: 

  • Small Business (<100 employees)
  • Medium Business (<1,000 employees)
  • Enterprise (>1,000 employees)
  • Startup (<3 years old)
  • Not-For-Profit
  • Other (list below)

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

Nomination Form 

The Controllers Council is now accepting nominations for Controller of the Year for Chicago/Chicagoland and other cities in Illinois. Please complete the form below. Note that all information submitted  is strictly confidential. Questions? Please use the Contact Form.