Finning Mining Executive Cheryl Gray wins Distinguished CPA Award

Finning’s vice president, mining, Cheryl Gray, was recognized by the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) Alberta chapter, earning the Distinguished CPA Award.

Gray was presented with the accolade at the Elevate Awards Gala at the Fairmont Banff Springs. The distinction recognizes CPAs who have demonstrated significant achievements in the profession in the past five years.

In that time, Gray has differentiated herself with her strong commercial mindset that drives results, while also giving back to the community by supporting several charitable organizations and causes.

She has been involved in the Make-A-Wish Rope for Hope campaign in Edmonton raising $83,182 in just two years, supported her children in the Simply Supper Lemonade Stand for the Stollery Children's Hospital and been a proponent for community involvement at work and in her personal life.

Gray also supports the next generation of accountants through her involvement in the CPA mentorship program at Finning, providing opportunities to CPA students to gain the work experience required to complete their program.

“Cheryl is a well-respected a role model for women and CPAs and someone who has made a profound impact here at Finning, in her community and in her profession,” said Finning Canada President David Primrose.  

“Congratulations on this well-deserved recognition.”

Gray is a certified management accountant in Alberta, holding the distinction since 2006. She first joined Finning in 2005, and since then has held numerous finance and executive positions across various organizational divisions. She is a graduate of the University of Alberta where she earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree in accounting and finance. 

Cherly Gray