IBA Recognized as The Best Employer of the Year

IBA Group, an alliance of IT companies with over 2,500 people, received an award of the Institute of Certified Financial Managers (ICFM) in the category The Best Employer of the Year. The awarding ceremony was organized within an annual ICFM conference that was held from November 17 to November 18, 2011 in London.

Representatives of Azerbaijan, Belarus, Russia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, and international and national trade organizations; leading experts in accounting, taxation, and financial control; and heads of ICFM training centers and NGOs participated in the event.

A gala dinner to honor the award winners was the central event of the conference. Held in the Banqueting House, one of the most beautiful banquet halls of London, it gathered more than 250 guests. His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent hosted the award ceremony. Alexander Mikhnevich, Ambassador of Belarus to Great Britain, Vladimir Khandogiy, Ambassador of Ukraine to Great Britain, representatives of the Embassy of the Russian Federation to Great Britain, and prominent public and political figures were in attendance.

Prince Michael of Kent congratulated the winners in the category The Best Employer of the Year, including IBA and awarded them a diploma and a Luca Award, a bronze statuette of Luca Pacioli, the Cistercian monk who is credited with inventing the process of double entry bookkeeping. Taisa Lusikova, Chief Accountant at IBA Minsk and an ICFM alumna, received the award.

Lusikova said: “It is a great honor for IBA to be selected The Best Employer of the Year by the Institute of Certified Financial Managers. Although IBA participates in the ICFM contest for the first time, the company has been implementing a strong CSR policy since its foundation in 1993. Many CIS countries, including Belarus, are planning to transfer to international accounting and auditing standards. To this end, the knowledge that we receive from the ICFM empowers us to join the world financial system easily. At the conference, I had a unique opportunity to share experience with peers and to learn from industry leaders, as well as to find out about the latest developments in our profession. It was a great privilege and pleasure for me to receive this important award from His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent and I look forward to further cooperation with the ICFM.”

Other winners in the category The Best Employer of the Year were Rosatom Nuclear Energy State Corporation (Russia), UkrBusinessBank (Ukraine), Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (Kazakh Railway), and SOCAR Oil Company of Azerbaijan. IBA was the only IT company among the winners of this year's ICFM contest.

About IBA Group

IBA Group is one of the largest IT service providers in Eastern Europe performing software development, migration, maintenance, support, and IT consulting services with more than 2,500+ IT and business professionals. Headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic, IBA Group has offices and development centers in the United States, Germany, Cyprus, Russia, and Kazakhstan. IBA Group focuses on mainframe systems, enterprise applications, web–based solutions, SAP and other ERP systems, Lotus technologies, and business intelligence. IBA has achieved SEI CMMI Level 4 and is DIN EN ISO 9001:2008–certified. IBA Group serves clients in more than 30 countries across diverse markets and industries, including banking, railway, telecommunication, and manufacturing. IBA Group is recognized by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) as one of The Global Outsourcing 100 in the Leaders Category, and ranks as one of the world's largest software companies in the Software Magazine's Software 500 and in the Global Services 100 in the category Emerging Leaders: Eastern Europe of Global Services. In 2011, IBA Group won an IT Europa's European IT Excellence Award in the Relationship Management category. For more information, visit http://www.iba–it–group.com

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