FOR THE second year running, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) is set to host a night of awards at Jumeirah Beach Hotel on December 12, to commemorate excellence in the global accounting and finance industry.

The awards, which were launched in 2011 and celebrate the very best of the accountancy and finance profession in the Middle East, will feature categories for company of the year, high achieving individuals and many more.

Nominations closed on October 15, 2012, and the shortlisted candidates will be judged by a panel of 14 well respected and recognised leaders in business, accountancy and finance in the Middle East.

Members, special guests and award winners will enjoy a networking reception and a three course dinner with live entertainment to celebrate accounting and finance leaders/organisations across the Middle East who have demonstrated superior excellence in their field.

Award categories

Nominations have been received across 10 categories:

  • CFO of the Year
  • Business Leader of the Year
  • Young Accountant of the Year
  • Chartered Accountant of the Year
  • Excellence in Financial Journalism
  • Excellence in Financial Reporting
  • Firm of the Year
  • Corporate Finance Deal of the Year
  • Business Finance Team of the Year
  • Excellence in Training and Development of Finance Professionals

To find out more about the awards, visit