Department of Finance Finance Practitioner of the Year

The winner of this award will be working at manager level or higher. He/She will be a respected finance practitioner, and demonstrate excellence in high achievement in their field of expertise.

Open To

  • Individuals only.
  • Supported by their CEO; Must be currently working in public service or have worked in public service during the preceding financial year.

Nominated By

Self or Third party.


  • C1: Provide a response outlining the nominee’s achievements in each of the criteria areas below:
    • Strategy
    • Financial Accounting & Reporting
    • Business Performance Reporting & Analysis
    • Technical
    • Stakeholder Communication
    • Risk Management
    • Leadership
    • Innovation

NB: Judges will be looking for how the nominee has contributed to the outcomes of the organisation and any innovative practices

  • C2: Submit a summary statement from the nominee’s Manager and / or CEO demonstrating the qualities they bring to the position and reason for nomination. 

How to nominate for this award:

  1. Click here to download and complete the Award Assessment Criteria (note: page limits apply). 
  2. Upload the completed Assessment Criteria with a brief summary statement to the Online Entry Form.


  1. Paste your response to the Award Criteria directly into the Online Entry Form (note: word limits apply).

Please ensure you have carefully read the How to Nominate page.