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CPA Canada names 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Innovation finalists

TORONTO, April 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Chartered Professional Accountants Canada (CPA Canada) is pleased to announce the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award winner and the finalists in the Innovation category for The CPA Canada Awards of Excellence in Public Sector Financial Management.

Presented annually by CPA Canada, the program honours the exceptional work of federal public servants who excel in the field of financial management. The program was formerly called the Award of Excellence for Comptrollership in the Public Sector.

"The calibre of individuals and teams nominated this year is a testament to the exemplary financial leadership that exists within the federal public service," says Kevin Dancey, president and CEO, CPA Canada. "They inspire confidence in the stewardship of public funds."

2014 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Andrew Smith, director, Financial Management Advisory Services, Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is recognized for dedicated services. In his 34 year career with DFO, Smith has played an instrumental role in the success of numerous complex initiatives. An inspirational mentor, Smith is credited with developing countless colleagues into highly capable financial specialists and helping good managers to become great managers.

Innovation Award Finalists

Health Canada: "Procure to Pay" initiative (in alphabetical order)

-   Marie-Anne Bradford, director, Materiel and     -   Michelle Gleeson, director general, Financial
    Assets Management Division         Operations Directorate (retired)
-   Robert Bryar, team lead     -   Paul Lackner, director, Accounting Operations
-   Darwin Campbell, acting director, Accounting         and Systems Division
    Operations West     -   Dan Lichtenstein, chief, FIRMS
-   Cathy Harris, chief, Special Projects     -   Mona Swierczynski, chief, FIRMS IT
-   Andrew Holian, director, Financial Services -     -   Jamie Tibbetts, chief financial officer, Health
    Regions and Programs         Canada

Treasury Board Secretariat: Guideline on Chief Financial Officer Attestation for Cabinet Submissions initiative (in alphabetical order)

-   Kurt Chin-Quee, senior analyst     -   Bernie Geiger, senior analyst
-   Donna Dériger, director     -   Jean Roussel, senior analyst
-   Roger Ermuth, executive director     -   Sharon Smith, director

CPA Canada extends its gratitude to The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA). CIPFA has played an integral role in the establishment of this program and continues to be a major supporter of the advancement of best practices in public financial management and governance.

Celebrate excellence

The CPA Canada Awards of Excellence in Public Sector Financial Management gala
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Fairmont Château Laurier
Purchase tickets at: http://psfmawards.cpacanada.ca/RSVP.aspx

Thank you to our sponsors

Platinum       Gold
Chartered Institute of Public Finance and       Association of Canadian Financial Officers
Accountancy       PwC
         
Silver       Media
Financial Management Institute of Canada       The Hill Times

About CPA Canada

CPA Canada is the national organization established to support unification of the Canadian accounting profession under the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation. It was created by the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) and The Society of Management Accountants of Canada (CMA Canada) to provide services to all CPA, CA, CMA and CGA accounting bodies that have unified or are committed to unification. As part of the unification effort, CPA Canada and the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada (CGA-Canada) are working toward integrating their operations this year. Unification will enhance the influence, relevance and contribution of the Canadian accounting profession both at home and internationally. www.cpacanada.ca

About CIPFA

CIPFA, the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, is the world's only professional accountancy body specialising exclusively in public finance. Our members work throughout the public services, in public audit agencies, in major accountancy firms, and in other bodies where public money needs to be effectively and efficiently managed. Globally, CIPFA shows the way in public finance by standing up for sound public financial management and good governance. CIPFA works with donors, partner governments, accountancy bodies and the public sector around the world to advance good professional practice and enable better delivery of public services.

SOURCE CPA Canada

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