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11 November 2011

Government Finance Profession Awards 2011

The Government Finance Profession (GFP) is delighted to announce the winners of the sixteen awards in fifteen categories for excellence in financial management presented on Thursday 3 November at a ceremony in Birmingham.

The award winners were: 

Category

Winner

Department

GFP MBA Scholarship

Matt McDonnell

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Outstanding Contribution to the Profession

Whole of Government Accounts Team

HM Treasury

Personality of the Year

Ian Haldenby

Department for Education

Government's Accounting 

Technician of the Year

Lynn Williams

 

Department for Work & Pensions

PQ of the Year

Wendy Richmond

HM Revenue & Customs

NQ of the Year

 

Faisal Mir

 

Department for Communities & Local Government

Project Team the Year

 

National External Funding Governance Team

The Environment Agency

Unsung Hero

 

Dennis Duignan

Department for Work & Pensions

Sustainability Award

Finance and Commercial Teams

Department for Work & Pensions

Mentor of the Year

 

Captain Paul Carcone

British Army

 

Boss of the Year

 

Michael Richardson

Department for Work & Pensions

Finance Team of the Year *(1)

 

Midlands Regional Finance Team

 

HM Courts and Tribunals Service

Finance Team of the Year

*(2)

 

Strategic Weapons Finance Team

 

Ministry of Defence

Finance Director of the Year

Paul Coombs

 

Vehicle and Operator Services Agency

Innovation in Government

 

The Finance, Planning & Control Team

HM Revenue & Customs

Head of Profession's Award for Lifetime Achievement

Ken Beeton

 

HM Treasury

*The Judging Panel decided to make two awards this year in the “Finance Team of the Year” category.

Notes for Editors

1. This year, the GFP in association with BPP presented the first ever GFP MBA Scholarship.

2. The award for Innovation in Government was collected by

3. The award for Sustainability was collected by

4. The Government Finance Profession represents the 10,000 strong community of qualified and trainee accountants in central government. The awards were presented at the GFP Qualifieds’ Training Event on 3 November, in conjunction with the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA); Barclays, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA);the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA), Deloitte, Ernst & Young; J.P. Morgan, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and PQ Magazine.

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