Member benefits

As a CIPFA member, you’ll advance your career and demonstrate your expertise as part of a global network of public finance specialists. CIPFA has a raft of member benefits and support and development resources to help you through your career.


Public Finance magazine

Our industry leading magazine, Public Finance, keeps you up to date with policy and professional developments. Public Finance is delivered ten times a year to members (£100 per annum for non members).

You can also sign up for PF Update, our daily digest of UK sector news.

Public Finance International

For regular updates on international developments, register for Public Finance International, CIPFA’s twice-weekly email update.

Spreadsheet magazine

All members can receive Spreadsheet, CIPFA’s bi-monthly digest of Institute-related, regulatory and technical news by email.

Public Money and Management (PMM)

CIPFA members can now access PMM online for free via ManagementDirect saving students £31 a year and members £57. Published six times a year, the CIPFA owned management journal has opinion pieces, articles and papers on global public services topics.

Research reports, papers and thought leadership

Take full advantage of our latest reports and insights into UK and international public finance topics for CIPFA practitioners. 

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Regions and Networks



CIPFA conferences, events and workshops inspire and inform members across our global network.

Members receive one free CIPFA open training course and 20% off all subsequent training courses. Log into My CPD for details and claim your discount code.

Network with leading public finance accountants and develop your skills at our free or low-cost regional events. Topics cover the whole spectrum of public financial management.


Members with special industry interests can join our sector panels and help shape public sector finance policy from the grassroots.

Regional branch network

Meet and interact with your peers at regional events. CIPFA regions support members at all stages of their careers and has groups from student societies to member network events to retired members’ clubs.

Find your local region and opt in to monthly regional event updates to stay connected.

CIPFA student network

The CIPFA Student Network is run by students for students. Enjoy fantastic peer support and guidance as you study the CIPFA Professional Qualification.

Members' directory

The CIPFA members’ directory means you can make direct contact with CPFAs and search for public finance practitioners across the globe. Expand your contact base and share expertise with your peers.

Members’ lounge

We have an exclusive CIPFA members’ lounge in Central London with free tea, coffee and WiFi. This popular lounge is the perfect place for informal meetings or for you to relax while you’re in Central London.

Visit the lounge at: 77 Mansell Street, E1 8AN

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Development and Support


An exciting new development that allows UK and international exam-qualified CPFAs to ‘top up’ their PQ qualification through the CIPFA Gateway route, becoming a member of CIMA and CIPFA, and gaining the globally recognised Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation.

Enhance your management accounting expertise and add another globally-recognised accountancy qualification to your professional recognition.

Find out more about the CIPFA Gateway route to CIMA membership.

CPFA to CA Top Up

An exciting new development that allows UK-qualified CIPFA members to 'top up' their PQ qualification through the ICAS Pathways route, to become joint members of ICAS and CIPFA, and gain full Chartered Accountant (CA) designation. This career-enhancing opportunity is available to all UK-qualified CPFAs, of good standing, wishing to extend their professional reach and skillset.

Find out more about the Pathways route to ICAS membership

CMI Management Direct

CIPFA and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) offer ManagementDirect, an outstanding online knowledge bank providing unrivalled resources to help your CPD.

ManagementDirect features over 12,000 CPD resources including videos, checklists, learning modules, journal articles and e-books for all stages of your career. 

With CMI learning journeys, you can develop skills in subjects like PRINCE2, Social Value, Governance Structures, Leadership and Role of the Finance Director. 

CPD programme

The CIPFA CPD portfolio develops your public finance skills at all stages in your career. The portfolio gives you the most up-to-date practical skills, to make sure you can always adapt in the fast-changing public sector.

Masters in Public Policy and Management - Discounted Rate

CIPFA has negotiated a discounted rate for members on the University of York's Masters in Public Policy and Management. This is a part-time, two-year, online programme, designed to develop your capacity to lead and manage in complex public service environments and to prepare for more strategic roles.

More information can be found at the link above. Please email E: to register your interest and enquire about the discounted rate.

Technical enquiry service

CIPFA’s technical enquiry service offers fast, specialist technical guidance to CIPFA members and registered students across the UK. Our experts are on hand to help.


As a CIPFA member, you have access to the exclusive benefits of the CIPFA Rewards scheme. Save on insurance, holidays and cinema visits.

Looking for a new role?

Search for new roles and get help with your CV from CIPFA-Penna.

Be first to see the latest public finance and accountancy roles across the world. Register now for job email alerts with Public Finance’s online job site.

If you’re an employer looking to recruit top public finance accountancy professionals, contact CIPFA-Penna for help.

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