Controller Awards

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.). Each year, Winners are determined via a screening algorithm*, and a panel of blue-chip judges selects finalists for each of 7 categories, along with Private and Public sub-categories, and Winners and Runner-Ups. Finally, a National Controller of the Year is also selected. 

The 2021 Controller of the Year Awards judging was completed in February of 2022. View the 2021 winners here. A 2021 “Live and Virtual Red Carpet Awards Event” is planned for April 27, 2022. Register here

Nominations for the 2022 Controller of the Year Awards will open December 1, 2022. 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 2022 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 2023. All winners will receive a frame-quality Certificate. The 2022 National Controller of the Year will receive a gold-plated and engraved statuette, manufactured by the makers of the Oscar Awards. The 2022 Controller of the Year Awards entry deadline is February 1, 2023.  

View the 2020 Controller of the Year winners here. Learn more about the 2020 winners by watching the on-demand 2020 Virtual Awards event.

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 (<5 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 2021 Controller of the Year Awards entry deadline is February 7, 2022. Note that all information submitted is strictly anonymous and confidential. Questions? Please use the Contact Form.

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