CSM Receives FP&A Innovation Award for Financial Reporting

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Award from IE Enterprise Finance recognizes innovative FP&A processes from budgeting to strategic influence

On February 20, 2013, CSM Corporation was among the honorees at a first-of-its-kind award ceremony in San Diego hosted by Innovation Enterprise Finance. The FP&A Awards 2013 recognized companies for implementing innovative FP&A best practices and processes, with CSM Corporation receiving the award for Financial Reporting. Other distinguished winners included Microsoft, Yahoo!, Toyota and Dubai Co.

As described on finance.theiegroup.com, "There are stories of real success and achievement within the finance industry. These innovative organizations deserve recognition and this Awards program is central to that process. It is about the organizations, their teams and the individuals who make this industry what it is today."

The nomination for CSM Corporation was submitted by VP/Chief Accounting Officer Chris Fodor, who explains, "We submitted a recap of our process for re-organizing the CSM accounting structure into one function, which included systems and procedures to automate and ensure accurate financial and management reporting in a timely manner. One result of this was transforming the accounting team from number crunchers to true business partners in our overall strategy."

Fodor, who joined CSM Corporation in 2007, received the inaugural Business & Industry Member Award from the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants (MNCPA) in 2012, for outstanding work and professional achievements as a CPA working in business and industry.

"We're thrilled to share this honor from IE Finance, standing with other recipients like Microsoft, Yahoo! and others," said CSM President and CEO Gary Holmes. "These events are an opportunity to celebrate our growth as a company while anticipating continued success in the future."

About IE. Finance
IE Finance is the leading global community and think-tank for senior level finance executives. Hosting a dynamic and interactive annual programme of industry led summits, webinars and research projects for its members, IE. Finance is the de-facto benchmark for forward-thinking finance leaders and their global teams to stay current through cutting edge content. Organisations from across multiple industry verticals use IE. Finance to further enhance learning and development, including the likes of: eBay, AT&T, Google, City of Chicago, ASK.com, Etsy.com, GlaxoSmithKline, Cisco, Schneider Electric, Ansestry.com, Motorola, Applied Materials, Nokia, Skype, USAA, Adobe, Discovery Communications, Nike, Intel, Oakley, Intuit and many more. See http://finance.theiegroup.com/ for more.

About CSM Corporation
CSM Corporation engages in the acquisition, development, leasing, management, and ownership of quality real estate assets. Founded in 1976 and headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, CSM’s extensive portfolio includes retail, industrial, multi-family residential, and hotel properties across the continental United States. Its commercial real estate portfolio of 11 million sf makes CSM the largest independent landlord in the Twin Cities. For more information visit http://www.csmcorp.net.


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