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B A R T A

THE BEST ANNUAL

REPORT AND TRANSPARENCY

AWARD

The World Bank–European Union joint project – Georgia Financial Inclusion and Accountability, in partnership with the National Reforms Support Foundation in Accounting, Reporting and Auditing (RSF) announces expanded annual competition for high quality reporting and transparency.

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SCORING OF POINTS

Large Copmanies

(Financial and Non-Financial PIEs with more than 500 staff)

40

20

20

20

Management

Corporate Governance

Non-Financial Information

Other

Evaluation process consists of 3 stages, including initial selection and screening, detailed evaluation of selected companies, and finally, identification of winners by a panel of judges, comprising local and international experts. 

The award is only open to companies that are classified as a ‘public interest entity’ (PIE). PIEs that are listed companies (stock exchange listing A and B categories) and that meet current financial reporting requirements, as evidenced by the unmodified audit report and timely submission of the annual report to the Accounting, Reporting and Auditing Service (SARAS) (October 2021) at www.reportal.ge, will be notified that they have met the initial selection criteria and will be automatically subject to evaluation. In effect these companies are automatically nominated. All other companies classified as ‘public interest entities’ (PIEs) must apply themselves using the ‘Registration’ button above. These companies, just like listed PIEs, must meet current financial reporting requirements, as evidenced by an unmodified audit report and the timely submission of an annual report to the SARAS. In effect these companies are self nominees. 

All other PIEs not included in the GSE’s A and B listings, have to file applications themselves. However, like the listed PIEs, they are to meet the effective financial reporting requirements, confirmed by unqualified audit opinion and timely submission of the annual report to SARAS. 

Those companies that comply with the requirements need to self-nominate themselves by e-mailing an electronic copy of their annual report to RSF. A complete list of PIEs, including ones outside the GSE listing and that can self-nominate, is given in the respective section of the site. 

Note: All banks, financial institutions, insurance companies and state-owned enterprises (SOEs) are classified as PIEs. In addition, they are reminded that they will also need to comply with their respective regulator’s reporting deadlines to be eligible for participation in the contest.

EVALUATION PROCESS

 

Small and Medium Companies

(PIEs with less than 500 staff)

50

20

10

20

Management

Corporate Governance

Non-Financial Information

Other

Award winners will be determined based on an evaluation of their management reporting, corporate governance statement, non-financial information (NFI)  prepared in accordance with Article 7 of the Law of Georgia on Accounting, Reporting and Auditing  and the other factors(e.g. publication of reports on their website, timely filing of annual report and quality of presented financial statements). Therefore, a condition for taking part in the contest is compliance with the legal requirements.

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Panel of

JUDGES

Panel members with the assistance of local consultants will assign the scores to companies in every category. Each company will be scored out of 100% according to components shown in the table above.

STAGES

(including key deadlines)

1

Publicly announce the Launch of 2021 Award – June 2021

2

List of all eligible PIEs including those to self-nominate posted on the Award website – June 2021

3

Reports to be submitted by companies to SARAS ready for publication – by 1 October 2021

4

Reports to be published on www.reportal.ge by SARAS – 31 October 2021

5

Listed PIEs advised of initial selection; other PIEs to self-nominate –  by 15 November 2021

6

Detailed evaluation - November-December 2021

7

Award ceremony event (virtual) - December 2021