The annual Controller of the Year Awards™ program recognizes effectiveness and results of Controllers and related roles/titles (CFOs, Chief Accounting Officers, VP Accounting, etc.) by an online nomination process, a screening algorithm*, and a panel of blue-chip judges selects finalists across six (6) 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 May 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
  • Other (list below)

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

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.   


Virtual Roundtable: Controlling Employee Expenses with a Small but Mighty TeamWebinar Tuesday, September 28

Join the Controllers Council as Ram Bartov, Corporate Controller of TripActions (formerly Corporate Controller at Snowflake), reveals how small but high-performing finance teams today are embracing automated expense management technology to gain a better line of sight, control, and real-time reporting. Ram will moderate a “virtual roundtable” of Controllers and CFOs to be announced.