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.

As the world’s only professional accountancy body to specialise in public services, CIPFA’s portfolio of qualifications includes the gold standard professional qualification for public sector accountants as well as postgraduate certificates and diplomas for people already working in leadership positions.

Our in-house CIPFA Education and Training Centre delivers the full range of our programmes at locations across the world, and works with other places of learning to provide our courses locally.

We champion high performance in public services, translating our experience and insight into clear advice and practical services. They include information and guidance, courses and conferences, property and asset management solutions, consultancy and interim people for a range of public sector clients.

Globally, CIPFA shows the way in public finance by standing up for sound public financial management and good governance. We work with donors, partner governments, accountancy bodies and the public sector around the world to advance good professional practice and enable better public services.