Entering has its own reward - CPA Canada's Awards of Excellence in Corporate Reporting

May 15, 2015, 10:00 ET from CPA Canada

TORONTO, May 15, 2015 /CNW/ - Robust feedback from expert judges is one of the primary attractions for entering the Awards of Excellence in Corporate Reporting, presented annually by Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada).

Entries are now being accepted for the 2015 awards.

Winners become part of an elite group, recognized nationally for their commitment to providing and advancing high quality reporting. However, winning isn't everything. A key component of the awards program is continuous improvement.

"Even if you don't win, you benefit," stresses Kevin Dancey, president and CEO, CPA Canada. "All entrants receive a valuable confidential assessment from the judging panel that outlines how they measure up against best practices and innovations. This feedback is extremely valuable in helping the organization improve its reporting year over year."

The awards program has recognized the best reporting practices for 64 years and honours listed Canadian companies and Crown organizations.

By choosing to participate, the entrant sends a strong, confident message to its investors or stakeholders. "Simply entering demonstrates a commitment to excellence and moving beyond the status quo," says Dancey.

Federal and provincial Crown entrants are assessed on the quality of their financial reporting. Publicly listed companies are judged on financial reporting, corporate governance disclosure, electronic disclosure and sustainable development reporting. 

To learn more about the program and how to enter, please visit: cpacanada.ca/CRawards.

The deadline for submissions is July 10, 2015. The winners will be announced at an awards gala in Toronto on December 9, 2015.

About CPA Canada

Canada's accounting profession is uniting under a new single designation, Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA). The profession's national body, Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada), represents and supports more than 190,000 members across the country. CPAs are valued for their financial and tax expertise, strategic thinking, business insight, management skills and leadership. CPA Canada has consolidated the operations of three national accounting bodies: The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada and The Society of Management Accountants of Canada. CPA Canada conducts research into current and emerging business issues and supports the setting of accounting, auditing and assurance standards for business, not-for-profit organizations and government. It also issues guidance on control and governance, publishes professional literature and develops certification and continuing education programs.