The CIPFA annual prize winners’ ceremony took place on 19 April. Prizes were awarded to those students who achieved the best performance in the Final Test examinations of CIPFA’s Professional Qualification in 2011.
Prize winners include Anna Lancaster, who won the Arthur Collins Memorial Medal, Sarah Burden who won the Richard Emmott Memorial Medal and the Eric Gilliland Memorial Medal was awarded jointly to Jennie Keeley and Amy Richards.
All bar one of the prize winners attended tuition courses at the CIPFA Education and Training Centre.
Chris Bilsland, CIPFA President, who awarded the prizes, said,
“It is always a pleasure to see our students who have done well receive the recognition that they deserve. It was an honour for me to be here and to present the awards. These students represent the future of the profession and I am certain that they will go on to achieve a great deal in their careers.”
Notes to Editors:
The full winners are:
Arthur Collins Memorial Medal
Best Overall in Case Study and SBM
London Borough of Wandsworth
First Place and Richard Emmott Memorial Prize
Best Performance in Case Study
Second Place and Prize for the Case Study
2nd Best Performance in Case Study
Third Place and Prize for the Case Study
3rd Best Performance in Case Study
London Borough of Greenwich
Breckland District Council
Eric Gilliland* Memorial Prize
Best performance in SBM
Warwickshire County Council
Cheshire West and Chester Council
Second Place and Prize in SBM
2nd Best Performance in SBM
City of York Council (now at Veritau Company Ltd)
Third Place and Prize in SBM
3rd Best Performance in SBM
National Leadership and Innovation Agency for Health
Audit Commission Prize
Best Performance in Case Study and SBM
Health Service Prize
Best NHS Performance in Case Study & SBM
(SBM stands for Strategic Business Management)
Prizes are awarded to students who have completed the Final Test of Professional Competence and, subject to the completion of the Initial Professional Development Scheme, are now eligible for CIPFA membership.
CIPFA, the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, is the professional body for people in public finance. Our 14,000 members work throughout the public services, in national audit agencies, in major accountancy firms, and in other bodies where public money needs to be effectively and efficiently managed. As the world’s only professional accountancy body to specialise in public services, CIPFA’s portfolio of qualifications are the foundation for a career in public finance. They include the benchmark professional qualification for public sector accountants as well as a postgraduate diploma for people already working in leadership positions. They are taught by our in-house CIPFA Education and Training Centre as well as other places of learning around the world. We also champion high performance in public services, translating our experience and insight into clear advice and practical services. They include information and guidance, courses and conferences, property and asset management solutions, consultancy and interim people for a range of public sector clients. Globally, CIPFA shows the way in public finance by standing up for sound public financial management and good governance. We work with donors, partner governments, accountancy bodies and the public sector around the world to advance public finance and support better public services. This includes the development of local professional qualifications in African countries like Lesotho and Nigeria and in Europe in post conflict states in the Balkans.