The awards, part of ICAEW’s Finance for the Future programme, recognise the role played by the finance profession in driving sustainable business models and economies.
Last year Scottish accountant George Cobb walked off with the finance leader of the future award for his work across finance and sustainability at Scottish and Southern Electricity (SSE).
Veronica Poole, global IFRS leader and UK head of accounting at Deloitte, said, “The challenge of building trust in business organisations is one of the hardest issues for organisations to get to grips with. At the heart of this is the need to create confidence in the resilience and sustainability of their business model. The finance function is pivotal in demonstrating integrated thinking across the organisation and encouraging ethical business behaviour.
“Partnering with the ICAEW and A4S for this year's awards we look forward to rewarding outstanding businesses and the sustainability achievements they have made.”
Richard Spencer, head of sustainability at ICAEW said, “The finance function plays a crucial role in driving a sustainable economy. Businesses of all sizes are strongly encouraged to apply – this is not just about gaining recognition for the valuable work that they do, but also about inspiring others, and showing sustainability and success go hand in hand. Finance professionals who are able to combine the two deserve to be recognised for their efforts and we hope to see many of them at the ceremony this year.”
Entries for the Finance for the Future Awards, now in its 5th year, are open. The event will take on 13 October in London.