The first 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. Nominations are now open for the 2020 Controller of the Year Awards, and 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 2020 Controller of the Year award for each category below, and ultimately a National Controller of the Year. Winners will be notified via email, and announced publicly 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, manufactured by the makers of the Oscar Awards. A “virtual awards event” is planned for May 2021.  HURRY! The entry deadline is extended to:  4/30/21. 

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 and registrations for 2020 Controller of the Year. Please complete the form below. Note that all information submitted is strictly anonymous and confidential. Questions? Please use the Contact Form.   

Become a Member Today!

Controllers Council is a national community and platform of controllers, accounting and finance professionals focused on accounting best practices, information, and resources, recognition and networking.