member benefits and services

Demonstrate your expertise, advance your career and be a part of a global network of public finance specialists

CIPFA is the world’s only professional accountancy body to specialise in public services. So, as a CIPFA member you can use the global designatory letters – CPFA (Chartered Public Finance Accountant) to mark yourself out as an expert and specialist in public finance management. Membership also demonstrates that you are part of a globally respected, regulated accountancy profession, complying with ethical and technical standards.

From key resources and technical support to discounts on a range of services, membership can drive forward your career, help you perform in your role and connect you with the people and issues advancing today’s public finance.

Take a look at what the CIPFA membership offers you (PDF, 545 KB).

Free resources

  • Subscription to Public Finance saving £100 a year
  • Access to our Technical Enquiry Service
  • Stimulating news articles on the issues that affect you in Spreadsheet, your digital members’ magazine
  • Access to learning and development resources through the CIPFA website.

Professional development and representation


  • Discounted rates on meetings, conferences and events at the CIPFA Conference Centre
  • A Rewards scheme – worth your annual membership fee alone, our discount scheme helps support you both personally and professionally on a portfolio of everyday products and services
  • Special rates to CIPFA’s bimonthly journal Public Money & Management.
Important professional connections
  • Stay connected online via our social networks – our range of sector specific announcements and discussions on LinkedIn and Twitter bring public finance professionals with industry knowledge together, or visit our YouTube channel to find out more about the work CIPFA does across the globe.

Regional support

  • Free or low cost events on a range of topics in your local region
  • Monthly events updates from your regional branch, helping you stay connected and informed.

Job vacancies and advice

  • CIPFA Recruitment services – here to help you find a new interim or permanent public sector role, or if you are looking to expand your team. CIPFA Recruitment Services have unrivalled expertise in the field.
  • Public Finance jobs – the bespoke public sector jobs board brought to you by Public Finance magazine.
  • Our graduate trainee service – here to help you find a graduate trainee find out more contact our Employer Relations team at

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