Welcome to CIPFA Northern Ireland

UK mapCIPFA Northern Ireland office and branch are here to help, whether you want to become a qualified accountant, need help with a public finance management issue, or wish to improve your skills in governance, finance and related topics.

The CIPFA Northern Ireland branch is one of the smallest in the UK with 190 CIPFA-qualified full members and 40 student members. It aims to contribute to the policies and reputation of the Institute in Northern Ireland, in particular the science of public finance and accountancy.

Although small, its members are extremely active. It provides an annual programme of activities designed to update members and students on current issues and to enhance their continuing professional development.

Who's who in your region

CIPFA has an office in Northern Ireland and a local branch committee.

Chair of CIPFA Northern Ireland branch

Geoffrey Crossey

E: geoffrey.crossey@sky.com

CIPFA Representative

Chris Tidswell

Arthur House, 41 Arthur Street, Belfast, BT1 4GB

T: 020 7543 5600 

E: nitraining@cipfa.org

What's going on in your region

Regional events

CIPFA Northern Ireland Annual Conference

5–6 October, Belfast Hilton, Belfast

Final speakers:  Permanent Secretary Dept of Finance confirmed, with more to come

The conference will offer public service professionals the forum for debate and insight – plus new tools, techniques and exemplary cases of public sector creativity and innovation. 

Useful documents and downloads

Presentations from our previous events are available to download from the Useful documents and downloads page.

Chairs Forum

Through an innovative partnership, CIPFA Northern Ireland provides professional support for the Chairs' Forum – advising it on key governance issues affecting public bodies and organising an annual programme of events that helps further the aims of the forum.

Northern Ireland consultations

Read CIPFA's latest consultation responses and submissions.

Meetings and minutes

Northern Ireland branch meeting agendas and minutes can be seen in our Meetings and minutes page.

Technical Accountancy Support Service Northern Ireland (TASS)

The TASS web pages provide a valuable and relevant resource for finance officers in district councils in Northern Ireland working in public finance.

Regional networks

CIPFA’s thriving regions offer local events, training and networking opportunities. See what’s happening in your region:

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.