Uganda Annual CFO Awards 2018

Finance executives are invited to join the second edition of the ACCA-Deloitte Chief Finance Officer (CFO) Awards.

Thanks to the support of CFOs, partners, industry leaders and the eminent panel of judges, the CFO Awards and event is growing into an important mark for finance executives in Uganda. Many CFO Awards winners and nominees have gone on to achieve a boost to their careers.

Building on the great success of last year’s CFO Awards, held on 19 October 2017 at Serena Hotel, where Uganda Breweries Limited’s Alvin Mbugua walked away with the coveted CFO of the Year Award, we will be calling for nominations for the CFO Awards 2018, from 16 August 2018 to 16 September 2018. The theme for this year’s awards is Finance in a Digital World.

The CFO Awards seek to:

  • Recognise the essential role that the finance function plays
    • in helping to build resilient organisations by embedding environmental and broader social issues into strategic decision making
    • driving integrated thinking in decision-making and in building sustainable business models
  • Create a platform to share best practice, drive awareness, inspire action and develop a community of finance leaders, committed to create more sustainable outcomes for their organisations.

The awards categories

The eight categories that the CFO Awards 2018 seeks to recognise are:

  • CFO of the Year
  • Public Sector Award
  • Not-for-Profit Award
  • SME Award
  • Young CFO Award
  • Finance Transformation
  • Strategy Execution Award
  • Finance and Technology Award

Note: Last year’s award winners aren’t eligible for nomination in the same categories they won.

Online nominations

Open till 16 September 2018
Gala dinner and awards on 18 October 2018.  

Nominate here

About the award categories

The eight categories that the awards seek to recognize are:  

CFO of the Year

The CFO of the Year will have shown financial leadership, outstanding performance over a number of years and is the driving force behind the growth and profitability of their organization, striving for excellence in all aspects of the finance profession. The CFO or Head of Finance should lead by example demonstrating leadership through their future-focus and proficiency in the seven vital qualities of professional accountants, which include intelligence, creativity, digital knowledge, emotional intelligence, experience, vision, and technical and ethical skills.

Public Sector Award

This should be a CFO or Head of Finance in a government ministry, agency or department demonstrating outstanding financial management and has demonstrated the seven vital qualities of professional accountants which include intelligence, creativity, digital knowledge, emotional intelligence, experience, vision and technical and ethical skills.

Not-for-Profit Award

This award will go to an outstanding CFO or Head of Finance, currently making a vital contribution to the financial leadership of a not-for-profit organisation and has demonstrated the seven vital qualities of professional accountants which include intelligence, creativity, digital knowledge, emotional intelligence, experience, vision and technical and ethical skills.

SME Award

This award will recognize a CFO or Head of Finance in a small and medium enterprise, who has demonstrated outstanding financial management and has contributed to the growth of the enterprise. Small and medium enterprises include all types of formal enterprises irrespective of their legal form (such as family enterprises, sole proprietorships or cooperatives), employing between 5 - 100 employees and total assets not exceeding UGX 360 million.

Young CFO Award  

This award will recognise a rising star in the accounting profession, aged no more than 35 years and has demonstrated the seven vital qualities of professional accountants which include intelligence, creativity, digital knowledge, emotional intelligence, experience, vision and technical and ethical skills.

Finance Transformation

This award recognises a CFO or Head of Finance who has championed transformative solutions in their finance function and has been successful in redefining the role of finance within the organisation.

Strategy Execution Award

The award recognises a CFO or Head of Finance who has shown agility and resilience in dealing with serious and intense changes in the business environment, enabling the business to successfully adapt to new demands and challenges. This CFO or Head of Finance will have shown great leadership in creating the right (financial) conditions to execute the organisation’s strategy.

Finance and Technology Award

The Award recognises a CFO or Head of Finance who has invested in and unlocked technologies that have the power to transform the business and create new value. The CFO or Head of Finance has played a crucial role in designing and executing a successful business-aligned IT strategy and is a steward for technology driven change and develops and shares his or her knowledge and know-how of technology across the business.

Nominations

Note: your nomination will be held strictly confidential. Nominations close on 16 September 2018 and winners will be announced at the gala dinner and awards on 18 October 2018. 

Submit your nominations here

Contacts

Please contact the following contacts for any details:

Nakayiza Rashidah
Tel: 0774 344355
Email:  rnakayiza@deloitte.co.ug

Charlotte Kukunda                                        
Tel: 0771 893134                                                  
Email: charlotte.kukunda@accaglobal.com              

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