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Abu Dhabi Accountability Authority recognized regionally for its contributions to accountancy and finance sectors
Abu Dhabi Accountability Authority recognized regionally for its contributions to accountancy and finance sectors

​Abu Dhabi Accountability Authority (ADAA), an independent body mandated to oversee transparency and accountability across Abu Dhabi Government, received recognition at the inaugural of the Middle East Accountancy and Finance Excellence Awards which took place last night at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel.

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) hosted this event for the very first time to celebrate and recognize professional excellence and best practice in the accountancy and finance professions, highlighting its significant importance and contribution to succeeding in both the public and private sectors.

The awards program was open to finance professionals, business leaders and organizations whereby it measured excellence, leadership and best practice in ten categories that included Excellence in Client Service (Audit & Assurance); Excellence in Corporate Finance; Excellence in Financial Reporting; Excellence in Training & Development of Financial Professionals to name a few.

ADAA received the “Outstanding Contribution by an Organisation” award that was presented to its Chairman; His Excellency Riyad Al Mubarak based on the evaluation of a judging panel comprising of 14-strong business and finance leaders from across the Middle East and chaired by Mr. Edward Quinlan, Chairman, Members Advisory Board, ICAEW Middle East.

“Unforeseen recognition is gratifying especially when it was never one of our objectives at ADAA, however, the advancement of this profession locally and regionally is and will always be amongst our primary objectives. We are honoured to be receiving this award today by such a reputable organization that acknowledged the efforts of ADAA and its employees in the previous years.” said Al Mubarak

His Excellency added “This award will surely motivate us to work harder and pursue further contributions to the profession.”