The Sharjah Finance Department (SFD) launched the fifth cycle of the Financial Performance Excellence Awards (FPEA) 2021, which aims to recognize achievements and initiatives by government entities, public institutions as well as individuals in resource management and conservation of public funds that promote the development and progress of Sharjah.
The awards program includes 17 categories within three levels: Outstanding Institutions, Outstanding Projects, and Outstanding Individuals. Nomination will start from August 22, 2021 until December 23, 2021, through the website. The winners will be announced at the beginning of 2022.
At a ceremony held at the Holy Quran Academy, the introductory workshop for the awards was presented by Nasser Kashwani, Secretary-General of the Financial Performance Excellence Award; Hassan Pasha, Director of the Decision Support Office, SFD; and Huda Al Yasi, Director of the Financial System Department, SFD in the presence of various leaders of government institutions in Sharjah.
His Excellency Waleed Al Sayegh, Director General of the Sharjah Finance Department, stressed that the Financial Performance Excellence Awards aims to contribute to the development of the management of public funds in Sharjah, and to raise the level of institutional and individual performance in accordance with international financial best practices, as well as to spread the concepts of excellence, creativity and quality, which contributes to enhancing the efficiency and competitiveness of the government financial sector.
His Excellency said: "The award reflects the cooperation between various local government agencies embodying the vision of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council of the UAE and Ruler of Sharjah, to achieve excellence and creativity, make every effort to serve the country and its citizens, and raise the level of efficiency and effectiveness in resource management, finance, preserving public money, and upgrading the capabilities of financial professionals to achieve the desired goals of development.
For his part, Kashwani said that since the launch of the awards in 2017, the General Secretariat has been constantly updating and developing all aspects of the program, from broadening the target government agencies and institutions to refining the categories and the criteria for evaluating the nominees and determining the winners. "The awards contribute to promoting a culture of excellence and the development of financial practice and effectively managing funds to support Sharjah’s economic development goals."
The individual categories open for entry submissions include, the Distinguished Financial Manager and Distinguished Supervisory Financial Manager (for managers of financial departments in SFD only), Distinguished Head of the Financial Department and the Head of the Supervisory Financial Department (for the heads of the financial departments in the SFD only); as well as the Distinguished Budget Analyst and Accountant, Distinguished Procurement Officer, Distinguished Financial Auditor, Distinguished Overall Financial Officer, Distinguished New Finance Officer, and Distinguished Service Officer for more than 25 years.