The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) is the only professional accountancy body in the world exclusively dedicated to public finance. Established in 1885 it has a Royal Charter and its 14,000 members are entitled to use the designatory letters – CPFA (Chartered Public Finance Accountant).
CIPFA is a founding member of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), and a member of the UK Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies (CCAB). Around the world it the CIPFA qualification is highly respected for its expertise by governments, donors, students and public finance professionals to advance public finance and support better public services.
As the world’s only professional accountancy body to specialise in public services, CIPFA’s portfolio of qualifications are the foundation for a career in public finance. We also champion high performance in public services, translating our experience and insight into clear advice and practical services.