Dean Chin, Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer at ABM Industries, has been selected by the ranking committee of ExecRank as a “Top Chief Accounting Officer” for 2012. Mr. Chin was listed among the top 15 CAOs in the United States in ExecRank’s final rankings. The rankings are the result of two years of research and feedback from evaluation committees and top Chief Accounting Officers that yielded an algorithm for how to rank CAOs based on their performance in 24 key areas.
According to Adam Navrozally, Analyst for the rankings division of ExecRank, “Mr. Chin has a strong record of success in numerous financial roles, most notably at ABM Industries. His financial insights and background in audits and regulations have made him a strong asset to ABM Industries and their accounting procedures and controls. He is highly regarded in the facility services industry, and amongst other Chief Accounting Officers.”
Mr. Chin commented, “I am honored to be included by ExecRank alongside a distinguished group of leaders in my field. This recognition is a testament to the dedication and expertise of the senior management team and my many exceptional finance colleagues at ABM.”
There are over 30,000 Chief Accounting Officers and Controllers in the United States. Only the very best are awarded the distinction of being a part of ExecRank’s “Top Chief Accounting Rankings” for 2012. The number one area of focus for Top CAOs in 2012 has been their role in maintaining financial controls and adherence to increasingly difficult reporting compliance. ExecRank also weighed heavily the recommendations provided by the CFOs and CEOs of the finalists, as the accounting process is crucial to analyzing the company’s past and future performance. In addition, we saw a significant uptick in the number of CAOs that served on boards of directors and displayed a skill set that is applicable to multiple industries. The CAOs that made this list represent the best of the best in their field.