Branch news

The latest news from the Wales Cymru branch

President’s introduction

The CIPFA Cymru-Wales branch has now been in place for six years, following the merger from parts of three different regions.

The new executive for 2017/2019 was elected at our AGM in March, and our aim is to support members and students with a relevant programme of local events, newsletters and mentoring network.

Public services continually deal with change, new partnerships and issues with level of funding. We rely on the support and commitment of members to help us keep abreast of developments, and there are many ways that you can get involved with CIPFA Cymru Wales:

  • Tell us what you want and how well we meet your needs.
  • Attend CPD events.
  • CIPFA Champion - encourage colleagues and employers to engage with us.
  • Host venues - for events across the whole of Wales.
  • CIPFA Mentor - support students and new members.
  • CIPFA Voice - help us develop CIPFA's policy and technical voice in Wales.

Our development plan includes delivering an interesting and varied CPD programme that is valued by members, working with employers to make CIPFA the qualification of choice and providing a supportive network for all members.


Events programme

The events programme is now available to download.

2015 annual report

A copy of the 2015 annual report (PDF) as presented at the Annual General Meeting. 

Engaging with our student members

"The value of being CIPFA qualified must not be under-estimated and the executive in Wales is working hard to champion this.

"We will be consulting with students in Wales regarding what action will be of value to them. We want our students to understand that there is light at the end of the tunnel and that there are tangible benefits to being CIPFA qualified. We recognise that the current working environment is challenging and tough, and acknowledge the need to engage further and fully understand these challenges.

"We will be meeting with our students to discuss the benefits of being a member, to offer an independent view of career progression and self-development. We will hold these informal meetings during study time in college over a coffee or lunch, with the aim of engaging and supporting students, and look forward to meeting as many potential new members as possible."

Rebecca Nelson, an executive member of the CIPFA Cymru-Wales branch.