Finance community’s outstanding contributions recognised in inaugural Australian CFO Awards

Australia, 30 November 2022 – The top finance leaders in the country were honoured at Weel’s inaugural 2022 Australian CFO Awards ceremony in Sydney’s Circular Quay on Wednesday, 30 November.

Open to all senior finance professionals and teams in both the private and public sectors, the evening saw leaders and fast-rising stars from Aurecon Group, GenWest, Pet Circle and Stake recognised for their recent and ongoing achievements.

Alena Bennett, CFO leadership expert and Australian CFO Awards panellist, said: “It is a tremendous honour that we announce the inaugural winners of the Australian CFO Awards. These awards recognise the profound value created by finance leaders at their best and their outstanding contributions to their people, businesses and communities. As the very first recipients of these annual awards, they set a shining example for those who will follow them.”

Spend management software company Weel (Previously DiviPay) established the first awards program of its kind to honour the quiet but important work finance professionals do across all businesses in Australia.

The awards were supported by industry bodies CFO Magazine and Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand, accounting and advisory firms National Audits Group, Prime Partners, My Accounts, Mackay Goodwin, CFO leadership expert and mentor Alena Bennett, and technology firms GoCardless, Eftsure, Fathom, ezyCollect, Finance in Tech and Think & Grow.

Congratulations to all the winning individuals and teams:

CFO of the Year (SME) – Karina Kouroutzoglou, Advanced Buildings and Restorations

CFO of the Year (Enterprise) – Jenny Woodward, Douglas Partners

Financial Controller of the Year (SME), Ashwini Shankar, National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters

Financial Controller of the Year (Enterprise) – Siraj Khan, Nanosonics

Mentor of the Year – Nan MekaPet Circle

Young Achiever of the Year – Mark GlendenningStake

Most Valuable Finance Team Member (SME) – Meriem IdrisGenWest

Most Valuable Finance Team Member (Enterprise) – Tania AmalenDouglas Partners

Finance Team of the Year (SME) – Housing Trust

Finance Team of the Year (Enterprise) – Aurecon Group

About Weel

Weel (Previously DiviPay) is a corporate card and spend management platform that enables finance teams to easily manage, control and streamline spending across their organisation. Founded by Daniel Kniaz and Russell Martin, Weel’s easy-to-use web and mobile apps feature instant company cards, bill pay, spend controls and budgeting, a real-time transaction feed, automated expense reporting, powerful accounting integrations, subscription management, reimbursements and exclusive rewards. Businesses use Weel’s platform to manage over $250 million in annual spend.

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