ipsas support

We have high quality and expert support for organisations and governments adopting International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSASs)

Governments are recognising that International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSASs) represent the future of public financial management (PFM) and will help citizens have access to fuller information about the financial consequences of political decisions, as well as about the financial situation of their government.

CIPFA has solutions to support organisations and governments no matter what stage they are at in adopting IPSAS and moving from cash to accruals.

IPSAS training and implementation alliance  

CIPFA and Ernst & Young have joined forces to help organisations and governments around the world to improve their PFM standards after the global financial crisis exposed the seriousness of sub-standard reporting by governments. Specifically the alliance is to support organisations and governments to implement IPSAS.

The alliance combines Ernst & Young’s experience working on IPSAS projects around the world and CIPFA’s experience in professional capacity development and certified financial management training.

The support includes identifying how ready existing accounting systems are for IPSAS before developing and implementing plans to introduce IPSAS. Throughout, skills and experience are transferred to relevant staff through training and development.

Speaking at the IFAC Sovereign Debt Crisis conference in Vienna in March 2012 James Turley, Chief Executive Officer, Ernst & Young said: “Our profession can help advise on a wide range of related issues from bridging skills gaps or high staff turnover through better education, training and development to providing technical support on the ground to implement new initiatives. And I’m pleased that Ernst & Young has just agreed to partner with CIPFA in this field.”

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Email alan.edwards@cipfa.org for further information.

IPSAS certification

The Certificate in International Public Sector Accounting Standards (Cert IPSAS) is the first certificate of its kind. Become accredited in the new standards and demonstrate your in-depth understanding of IPSAS and their application.

Find out more about study options, assessment and how to get started.