Our professional accounting qualification provides you with the full range of skills required for a successful career in public services finance
From strategic planning, procurement, commissioning or dealing with integrating services and the implementation new delivery models, finance staff must be trained to leverage well rounded knowledge and expertise in order to manage public services responsibly and efficiently. By utilising our public services expertise, we will deliver professionals with strategic insight combined with the practical skills needed to support public sector transformation, enabling us to develop the multi-skilled finance leaders of the future.
Once qualified you will be awarded the globally recognised designation CPFA (Chartered Public Finance Accountant). you can obtain dual designation as a Chartered Accountant (CA) through our exclusive partnership with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) by satisfying a small number of additional requirements. This will reinforce your status as a multi-skilled finance professional for both the public and corporate sector (this also applies to existing CPFAs).
New CIPFA Learning
Thanks to our extensive investment in our new virtual learning environment 'CIPFA Learning', we now from the new term we will deliver face-to-face and live web classes through the CIPFA Education and Training Centre (CETC).
This offers a more integrated learning experience for students, and service improvements for both students and employers, including our new Employer Portal which will support you in tracking student progression at every stage of their training programme.
Our students will continue to benefit from direct interactions with qualified, highly experienced public sector finance tutors who use their specialised knowledge to contextualise the training content.
View further details about CIPFA Learning.