The Office of the Controller of Budget was awarded the 2017 Financial Reporting (FiRe) Award for coming first in the Independent Offices and Constitutional Commissions category and on the IPSAS Cash Category. The Office was awarded during a Gala dinner which was held on, Thursday, 16th November 2017 and Friday 17th November 2017 respectively.

The award seeks to promote integrated reporting through enhancing accountability, transparency and integrity in compliance with appropriate financial reporting framework and other disclosures on governance, social and environmental reporting by private and public sectors domiciles in East Africa. The annual Award is organized by the Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (PSASB), Capital Markets Authority (CMA), Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE), and the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK.