Welcome to the CIPFA North West region

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CIPFA North West is divided into two areas by the River Mersey.

The Northern Section covers Cumbria, Lancashire, parts of Manchester and north Merseyside. The Southern Section includes Cheshire, parts of Manchester and south Merseyside.

The north west local groups provide services to each local area. They promote the Institute in their locality and provide a series of events which are designed to meet the objectives of the main society, meet the CPD requirements of members and training needs of students. We are always interested in hearing from members and students who might like to join the executive in their area.

If you want to be kept informed of events being held in your area, or if you'd like to suggest a theme, speaker or venue, or you would like to join an executive yourself, then contact the relevant area representatives.

Who's who in your region


Shaer Halewood
T: 0161 770 2171
E: shaer.halewood@oldham.gov.uk

To contact members of the regional council, visit the who's who page.

President's blog

Find out what's been going on in the Northwest with Society President Shaer Halewood's blog.

What's going on in your region

Regional events

CIPFA Annual Conference: North West Event 12 July 2016

On the eve of the CIPFA Annual Conference 2016, the CIPFA North West Society and the North West CIPFA Student Network is organising a bespoke event for members and students. Event details will be released soon.

Book your place at the CIPFA Annual Conference 2016 from 13-14 July in Manchester online.

Useful documents

Find copies of useful documents published by the region.

Audit Risk and Governance Group

The audit, risk and governance group provides representation and a series of regular events for audit professionals in the North West. It is chaired by Sarah Oldendorp.

Read about the group's past events and download useful resources.

Meetings and minutes

Regional Council agendas, action notes and our annual report can be seen on our Meetings and minutes page.

North West Student Forum

Find out more about what we offer CIPFA students in the North West.

Sponsor our region

Find out how to become a sponsor of the north west region and some of the options on offer.

PQ Top Up (ICAS)

An exciting new development that allows fully 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.

Regional forum

A forum for CIPFA members and students in the regions to share ideas, documentation and discuss future plans.

The forum is restricted to CIPFA region members and uses the same login details as the CIPFA website. You will be asked to login if you are not already logged in to the website.

We have produced a guideline document on how to use the forum and some best practice hints and tips to help you get started.

Volunteering in your region

You could help your region to support members and students, in a variety of ways as a regional volunteer. We need the help of willing volunteers and have a broad range of opportunities for any member or student who is interested in getting involved.