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CFO Award Nominations Kick Off

Nominations for this year’s Chief Finance Officer (CFO) Awards are underway.

The awards event is organized annually by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants ACCA. It was  established in 2017 to recognize and celebrate the outstanding achievements of CFOs’.

The awards are open to finance officers of listed companies, large corporations, SMEs, state- owned entities, Non-governmental organizations and government institutions.

This year’s event, which is the forth will be held under the theme: ‘Building resilient finance leaders and organizations’.

The organizers say the event will “illuminate the essential role that the finance function plays in driving integrated thinking in decision-making and in building sustainable business models while acknowledging the agility with which organizations have transformed work against all odds.”

“The purpose of the CFO awards is to raise the profiles of the CFO’s, their involvement in the ever-changing world and development of businesses and finance practices. We also recognize excellence and the essential roles they play in building resilient organizations,” said Nobert Kagoro, Country Managing Partner, Deloitte Uganda.

Charlotte Kukunda, Business Development Manager, ACCA Uganda said, “Through the CFO Awards, ACCA has been able to live and demonstrate its purpose, drawing attention to the necessary professional skills that should be adopted and demonstrated by leaders who meet needs of a rapidly changing business and economic landscape.”

However, owing to the Covid19 pandemic restrictions, Kukunda says this year’s awards event will be held virtually.

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The categories this year include, CFO of the Year Award, Young CFO Award, Public Sector Award, Not-for-Profit Award, SME Award, Strategy Execution Award, Finance Transformation Award and a new category dubbed Social Impact Award has been added to the range for recognition of performance in the wake of the current pandemic.

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