MoF launches remaining period of accrual accounting programme


The MoF aims to enhance money preparing in the UAE in accordance with the finest worldwide techniques.

In line with its attempts to improve fiscal organizing in the country in accordance with the most effective global techniques, the Ministry of Finance (MoF) announced on Saturday the effective start of the third and closing stage of govt entities to transition to accrual accounting.

The job overcame all the difficulties it confronted in 2020 which include doing work remotely owing to the COVID-19 pandemic – which experienced a direct effects on the transition’s prepare of action.

Obaid Humaid Al Tayer, Minister of Point out for Economic Affairs highlighted the significance of launching the closing section of the federal government’s transition to accrual accounting, as it gives an modern and highly developed infrastructure that would increase the country’s primary situation in worldwide competitiveness indices. His Excellency Al Tayer praised the continual efforts of MoF’s do the job teams, and lauded the cooperation concerning the federal entities and the Ministry of Finance.

Al Tayer reported: “Despite the outstanding situations that the state and the environment are witnessing, the Ministry of Finance has shown its flexibility and capacity to prevail over different troubles, by adopting revolutionary and imaginative techniques to acquire and implement motion strategies. The ministry devised realistic answers in the do the job-from-household phase, and executed a extensive prepare to continue on to perform and cooperate with all functions concerned in the job. To assist entire the job on time, the ministry also allocated a specialised team to offer technical and accounting support to federal entity customers, offer innovative complex sorts and options, and direct them in planning opening balances and amassing and exchanging details and details.”

The third stage contains the important entities in the federal authorities, particularly: the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Training, the Ministry of Well being and Prevention, the Ministry of International Affairs and Intercontinental Cooperation, and some others. These entities started applying accrual accounting from Jan.1, 2021, and were in a position to achieve considerable achievements in counting and recording most of the belongings and liabilities on the new accounting foundation as on January 1, 2020. This contributed to the transfer of understanding and adjust management in these entities to involve accrual basis of accounting in recording their financial operations.

MoF has amended and automated the Federal Economical System and aligned it with the accrual basis ideas of the third phase-federal entities. Consequently, the up to date Federal Financial Procedure on the accrual foundation of accounting was released to all federal entities – which permits them to report their economic transactions centered on the ideas and standards of Federal Authorities Accrual Accounting Criteria (FGAAS). The new process processes the operations of tangible and intangible belongings – which includes processing and automating the asset use, and extracting in depth and unified asset reviews for the federal govt. That, in addition to automating the federal government expenses and revenues recognition and extracting last reviews based on the specific and cumulative accrual basis at the federal govt amount.

The federal government’s transition to accrual accounting has attained quite a few achievements, foremost of which is launching accrual accounting in all federal entities transferring awareness and producing expertise in the federal federal government and adopting the change management and participatory solution. That, in addition to updating and upgrading accrual accounting software steering and ensuring the software of the federal authorities accounting benchmarks.

MoF performs a pioneering part in giving methods guides and manuals that guide workforce in the federal entities to use accrual accounting. The ministry was keen to update the manuals constantly – in get to ensure that they comply with the worldwide requirements for accounting in the public sector and facilitate their use. It also gives these guides and scientific materials inside MoF’s Electronic Library – which can be accessed by all personnel of the monetary departments at the federal authorities at any time and in an uncomplicated and safe fashion.

Aimed at enhancing their techniques and self-understanding, the digital library is intended with teaching elevating and transfering knowledge to the human assets in federal ministries and entities – in get to attain a easy and effective transformation procedure at federal entities. Additionally, MoF is keen to maintain the pace of function according to the optimum specifications, specifically while mitigating the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic. It released distant trainings utilizing visible systems and progressive interactive apps that depend on the active participation system and various present day instruction approaches.

The ministry has presented 18 interactive instruction classes that were attended by far more than 2,000 federal authorities personnel, and has made available video clips of the recorded workshops by means of the digital library for reference at any time.

The 1st group to transition to accrual accounting programme was introduced on June 1, 2020, whilst the 2nd team was launched on Oct.1, 2020. The 3rd and closing team was launched on Jan.1, 2021.