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Concern Worldwide was recognised for its accounting and financial reporting practices at the 41st Published Accounts Awards last night.
The international aid agency was the winner of the large not-for-profit category at the ceremony, organised by the Chartered Accountants Leinster Society at the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin.
This is the 22nd time that Concern has won at the Published Accounts Awards over the last thirty years.
“We are delighted and extremely proud to have won this reputable award in our category,” said Concern’s Chief Executive, Dominic MacSorley.
“It is the generosity of the public and our donors that makes Concern’s work possible and we work very hard to ensure the highest levels of transparency and accountability.
“It is not just something we do, it central to all we do. It is part of our DNA and has been for 50 years.
“It’s great to get this recognition and particularly in this in our 50th year. We will continue to live up to these standards as we continue to work towards the elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries.”
Concern Worldwide has humanitarian development programmes in 25 countries and details about its work and how the public can help it eliminate extreme poverty can be found on its website www.concern.net.
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