CIPFA cements ICAEW partnership with move to Chartered Accountants' Hall


London-based staff at the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) this week have relocated to ICAEW’s Moorgate headquarters, further strengthening both Institutes’ commitment to ever-closer working.

In 2023, CIPFA and ICAEW pledged in a joint declaration to deepen their strategic alignment across a number of areas, with the aim of delivering better outcomes for their members and students and the global accountancy profession as a whole.

As part of this partnership, CIPFA members and staff already benefit from access to the facilities at the Grade II* listed home of ICAEW, including its business centre, library, and the One Moorgate Place club.

Moving CIPFA’s London-based employees from their current offices in Mansell Street, near Whitechapel, to Chartered Accountants’ Hall in Moorgate will allow for greater collaboration between the two bodies.

CIPFA will maintain a small presence in their Mansell Street offices for training and meetings.

Since the joint declaration was announced last September, both Institutes have successfully  launched a new fast-track route for newly qualified CPFA and ACA accountants to gain dual membership and designation. Additionally, ICAEW’s Professional Standards Department has taken over the assessment, investigation and prosecution of all CIPFA complaints, and ICAEW and CIPFA international teams are working together to submit joint bids for donor funded projects to deliver international capacity building expertise.

Rob Whiteman, CIPFA’s CEO said:

“This move is a key step in our closer relationship with ICAEW but at the end of the day, this is about achieving the best outcomes for the public sector and our members. CIPFA will continue to benefit from our training and meeting spaces in Mansell Street, however co-location with ICAEW solidifies the relationship between our two Institutes in London – one which I believe will support ever deeper relationships, and collaboration and innovation across our teams.

“I am thrilled that this is one of my last acts as CEO of CIPFA, to set ourselves up for success in the future under my successor Owen Mapley.”

Alan Vallance, ICAEW CEO, added:

“CIPFA’s move to Chartered Accountants’ Hall is a strong physical symbol of our commitment to closer working, and is another significant milestone in our partnership.

“Having our people in the same building will bring about deeper collaboration on a daily basis, from the informal ad-hoc discussion that occurs when working in the same place to more formal in-person meetings. This will help us achieve better outcomes for members and students, and ultimately benefit both the profession and the wider public sector economy.”

Notes to Editors


CIPFA is the home of excellence in public finance. We exist to ensure public money is well spent and well managed for the benefit of us all.

We’re an ambitious organisation, with the bit between our teeth to deliver on our purpose for our members, our students, our customers, our stakeholders and our staff. We want to achieve sustainable, confident and resilient public services around the world.

As the world’s only 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.

We 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 leads 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.


Chartered accountants are talented, ethical and committed professionals. ICAEW represents more than 202,000 members and students around the world.

Founded in 1880, ICAEW has a long history of serving the public interest and we continue to work with governments, regulators and business leaders globally. And, as a world-leading improvement regulator, we supervise and monitor around 12,000 firms, holding them, and all ICAEW members and students, to the highest standards of professional competency and conduct.

We promote inclusivity, diversity and fairness and we give talented professionals the skills and values they need to build resilient businesses, economies and societies, while ensuring our planet’s resources are managed sustainably.

ICAEW is the first major professional body to be carbon neutral, demonstrating our commitment to tackle climate change and supporting UN Sustainable Development Goal 13.

ICAEW is a founding member of Chartered Accountants Worldwide (CAW), a global family that connects over 1.8m chartered accountants and students in more than 190 countries. Together, we support, develop and promote the role of chartered accountants as trusted business leaders, difference makers and advisers.

We believe that chartered accountancy can be a force for positive change. By sharing our insight, expertise and understanding we can help to create sustainable economies and a better future for all.

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