New co-operation offers worldwide training on International Public Sector Accounting Standards


The Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy (CIPFA), EY and IASeminars have announced they will jointly offer a comprehensive range of training courses on International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) in selected countries around the world.

The recent sovereign debt crisis has reinforced the importance of credible and transparent reporting of government financial data. International Public Sector Accounting Standards enhance the quality of financial reporting and are being adopted around the world by an increasing number of governments, public authorities and international organisations - including the United Nations. Additionally, the European Union is considering the development of European Public Sector Accounting Standards (EPSAS) based on similar principles to IPSAS.

Speaking about the launch of these joint IPSAS training courses, Ian Carruthers, CIPFA’s Policy and Technical Director and a member of the IPSAS Board, commented: “CIPFA is delighted to be working  with EY and IASeminars on this important project. There is a growing international demand for high-quality IPSAS training, and this new collaboration will help provide the skills needed to operate within the increasingly demanding world of international public finance”.

Thomas Müller-Marqués Berger, Global Leader International Public Sector Accounting at EY and also a member of the IPSAS Board noted: “As one of the global industry leaders in transparency, EY is pleased to be cooperating  with two of the world’s leading IPSAS training providers. We also see this joint project as the logical next step in the already successful cooperation between CIPFA and EY, and we look forward to contributing our global knowledge and experience gained from large-scale IPSAS conversion projects .”

Notes to Editors

The co-operation between CIPFA - the leading professional body for public financial management, IASeminars - a worldwide financial training business, and EY - a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services,  will provide a unique global offering of technical training courses on International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS). This will include courses planned in 2014 for such cities as Geneva, Hong Kong, London, Lagos and Cape Town. Detailed teaching and materials on a broad and growing range of IPSAS topics will be delivered by respected and experienced professionals, representing the most comprehensive and topical IPSAS training currently available in the market.

You can view upcoming courses on the IASeminars website.