CIPFA welcomes counter fraud practitioners as membership doors swing open


For the first time in the UK professionally accredited counter fraud practitioners can join a chartered institute. 

The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) has announced that its membership will extend to include accredited counter fraud practitioners as affiliate members.

Membership of a chartered institute is a key stepping stone towards the professionalisation and formal recognition of counter fraud as a specialist genre in its own right. Leading the way in the pursuit of excellence in this field is the CIPFA Counter Fraud Centre, which is also celebrating its first birthday this month (July).

Making the announcement to a packed room at CIPFA’s Annual Conference, Rachael Tiffen, Head of Counter Fraud Centre and Governance at CIPFA, said: 

“As part of our commitment to building and supporting the counter fraud profession, I’m pleased to reveal that we will be taking a significant step forward by extending our membership offering to accredited counter fraud practitioners as the professional institute for counter fraud. 

“They will be welcome as affiliate members of CIPFA, gaining the professional standing, kudos and ongoing support that their specialist field so richly deserves.”

Accredited counter fraud practitioners will be able to join CIPFA as affiliate members. As well as being welcomed as part of the CIPFA family, affiliate members have access to a wide variety of benefits, offers, training and qualifications, publications, events, and information services.

Rachel Tiffen said: “There is no other chartered institute for counter fraud practitioners in the UK. CIPFA already has the infrastructure to facilitate this and is best placed to lead the charge.”

To join please email E: or for further information visit the CIPFA Counter Fraud Centre’s web area


Notes to editors

About CIPFA Counter Fraud Centre

CIPFA Counter Fraud Centre offers experience, insight, advice and practical services to help tackle fraud and corruption across the public services.  Established in July 2014, it is the UK’s centre of excellence for counter fraud and aims to help public service organisations save money by increasing their ability to prevent, detect and recover losses from fraud. 

The Centre blends tools, training and practical advice with independent consultancy to ensure that the public sector is more than just ‘fraud savvy’. Educating public sector organisations and then equipping them to deal with fraud and corruption is a primary objective for the Centre.