The Australian CFO Community searches for the country’s top finance leaders

September 30, 2022

By Weel Newsroom


Australia, 30 September 2022The Australian CFO Community, a networking and professional development resource for finance teams established by spend management platform Weel, is on the hunt for Australia’s top finance leaders for their first-ever Australian CFO Awards 2022, after identifying a gap in the sector. 

The inaugural awards will honour the unsung Chief Financial Officers, Financial Controllers, contributors and finance teams for their exceptional achievements over the last 12 months. 

All finalists will be invited to a modern gala event at Hinchcliff House, Sydney, on Wednesday, 30 November, where winners will be announced.

Entries can be submitted here and will be peer-reviewed by a diverse panel of highly regarded industry leaders, including Bank of Queensland CFO Racheal Kellaway, Challenger CFO Rachel Grimes, and CFO Leadership Expert and Mentor, Alena Bennett.

Panellist Alena Bennett said the awards night was the perfect opportunity for Australian businesses from all industries to reward excellence and for individuals to propel their careers.

“These awards are a great opportunity to recognise the efforts of finance leaders and the value they create for their businesses and communities as a whole. I am thoroughly looking forward to reading the submissions and celebrating the contributions and achievements of the financial community,” Bennett said. 

Sponsors include global fintech firm GoCardless, Australian fraud-tech company Eftsure, The CFO Boardroom community by Alena Bennett, Sydney accounting firm Prime Partners and accounts receivable software company, ezyCollect, and more.

Weel CFO Damon Hauenstein said: “Weel has always been community-driven, so we established The Australian CFO Community as a networking and professional development resource for finance teams. These awards are just one example of how we aim to give finance leaders and aspirants the chance to showcase their achievements and learn from one another. We hope to encourage finance professionals from all backgrounds to help grow the community by nominating their peers.”

Nominations are open

Submit an entry or nominate a worthy colleague or team here before 4 November 2022 at 5 PM AEDT. All nominees will be asked to complete a short submission form to be reviewed by the judging panel. Finalists will be announced on 15 November and receive complimentary invitations to the ceremony, which will be held on 30 November. 

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About Weel

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

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