cipfa launches a new training partnership to improve international public financial management


The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accounting (CIPFA) announced today a training partnership with LCBS a major training provider in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

The move continues the growth of CIPFA’s international public financial management training provision.

The partnership with LCBS Dhaka will allow accountancy students in Bangladesh to study for CIPFA’s professional qualifications in International Public Financial Management. These qualifications will allow students from across the world to achieve chartered public finance accountant status. They are the only accountancy qualifications based on International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS).

IPSAS are designed to improve government transparency and accountability, allowing for greater comparability between countries and public sector bodies and are designed, set and supported by the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC).

CIPFA’s International Director, Alan Edwards, commented,

“Specialised training for Government and public sector staff in public financial management will make an enormous contribution to the stability of public finances in countries around the world.

“CIPFA’s continued international growth will help ensure that the next generation of public sector managers has the skills and expertise necessary to effectively lead and manage their country’s public services.

“Our new partnership with LCBS Dhaka in Bangladesh is another example of how CIPFA is working to strengthen the accountancy profession around the world”

LCBS’s Chief Executive, M A Kalam, said,

“We are proud to announce that LCBS Dhaka, Bangladesh, has been awarded Accredited Training Partner (ATP) status to conduct training and tuition programs for different CIPFA qualifications locally.

“This partnership is a milestone for both parties and is the first of its kind. We hope LCBS Dhaka, being the very first global ATP, will be a role model for all future ATPs established elsewhere. I wish this new CIPFA ATP scheme great success."