Last year's Chief Finance Officer winner Busola Doregos (left) receiving her trophy. Courtesy photo

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in partnership with Deloitte (Uganda) Limited, is now accepting entries for the 2020 Chief Finance Officer (CFO) Awards.

The awards were established in 2017 to recognize and celebrate the outstanding achievements of CFOs and throughout the years, there has outstanding growth in participation attracting more nominations translating to an increase in the number of categories from five to eight. The awards are open to finance officers of listed companies, large corporations, SMEs, state- owned entities, Non-governmental organizations and government institutions.

Themed ‘building resilient finance leaders and organizations’, the fourth annual awards will continue to 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,” says 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.”

ACCA believes that accountancy is a cornerstone profession of society that supports both public and private sectors. That’s why it is committed to the development of a strong global accountancy profession and the many benefits that this brings to society and individuals.

Virtual event

The COVID-19 virus has changed the ‘normal’ meeting and interactions that we were accustomed to. What is evident is that, we continue to find new and innovative ways to connect with audiences in our ‘new normal’.

Unlike the previous years, this year’s awards will be a virtual event with equal interactions and networking opportunities.

The CFOs can be nominated in any or all of the following categories; 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.

All those who wish to nominate their CFO of choice for the 2020 CFO Uganda Awards, can do so through the link;

https://www.accaglobal.com/africa/en/member/member-networks/uganda-cfo-awards.html

Nominations are open from 28th October to 20th November, 2020 at midnight.

All winners shall have to demonstrate proficiency in the seven vital qualities of intelligence, creativity, digital knowledge, emotional intelligence, experience, vision, and technical and ethical skills.

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