Senior executives now have a faster route to financial expertise


The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy has now launched its Accelerated Route for senior executives.

The Accelerated Route recognises the experience of these senior executives and allows them to become CIPFA qualified in two years instead of three. It is also tailored to complement the roles and work commitments of participants.

The course is exclusively and specifically designed for Finance Directors and executive managers from across the public and third sectors that do not hold a professional accountancy qualification, but may already hold senior financial responsibilities.

Adrian Pulham, Director of Education and Membership at CIPFA, commented,

“The Accelerated Route is the perfect solution for any senior executive looking to solidify and improve their financial expertise. It is the gold standard financial qualification for government and public service organisations.

“With budgets tight during the recession, it is more important than ever for senior staff in public sector organisations to have the necessary financial expertise to understand the repercussions of specific spending decisions.”



Contact: Tim Windle

CIPFA Press Office

t 0207 543 5787


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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 are the foundation for a career in public finance. They include the benchmark professional qualification for public sector accountants as well as a postgraduate diploma for people already working in leadership positions. They are taught by our in-house CIPFA Education and Training Centre as well as other places of learning around the world. We also 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 public finance and support better public services. This includes the development of local professional qualifications in African countries like Lesotho and Nigeria and in Europe in post conflict states in the Balkans.