Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)


CIPFA is the only professional accountancy body in the world exclusively dedicated to public finance.

CIPFA, the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, is the professional body for people in public finance. Our 14,000 members work throughout the public services, in national audit agencies, in major accountancy firms, and in other bodies where public money needs to be effectively and efficiently managed.

CIPFA Chartered Members are required to participate in CIPFA’s continuing professional development (CPD) scheme which has been designed to meet the recommendations set out by the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC). This flexible scheme also caters for CIPFA members who work inside and outside mainstream accountancy and audit roles.

All CIPFA members are required to complete at least 20 hours of verifiable CPD activities over a 12 month period. Members are also expected to reflect on the learning they have done and the outputs achieved.

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