Senior finance professionals

Senior professionals in roles with significant financial responsibilities can gain the CIPFA Professional Qualification in just two years via our accelerated route. 

The Chartered Public Finance Accountant designation makes you part of our global network of public finance and accountancy experts, and immediately improves your earning potential and career prospects in top public finance roles. 

Senior executives who want to gain full Chartered Public Finance Accountant status study six blocks in two years:

  • Management Accounting and Audit and Assurance
  • Company Financial Reporting
  • Public Service Financial Reporting
  • Taxation and Corporate Governance and Law
  • Financial Management and Business Change Management
  • Strategic Public Finance and Strategic Case Study.

Case studies

Caroline Rolfe

Caroline Rolfe
Finance and Business Services Change Programme Deputy Director
Highways England

“Personally, I continue to learn from the experiences of my fellow panel members and I think the products and guidance are absolutely relevant to today’s public sector accountant.”

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Phil Sharman

Phil Sharman
Auditor General
St Helena Audit Service

‘The CIPFA qualification has enabled me to step-up when new opportunities presented with professional confidence and expertise.`

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Nigel Hiller

Nigel Hiller
Director of Finance
Humberside and South Yorkshire Police

CIPFA is a family organisation where members you have only just met will help you.”

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