CIPFA responds to NAO financial management report


Responding to a report published today by the National Audit Office into Financial management in government, Ian Carruthers, CIPFA’s Director of Policy, commented,

“CIPFA is pleased that the National Audit Office has acknowledged the improvements in public financial management that have taken place over the last few years as a result of the development and increasing impact of the finance profession in central government.

“The report identifies a number of key issues ahead, and we believe that the widespread deployment of the CIPFA Financial Management Model will help focus work and track progress towards addressing these.”


Contact: Matthew Patterson

CIPFA Press Office

t 020 7543 5787


Notes to editors


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.