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How can CIPFA help you to reach new heights?

Here at CIPFA we recognise that the ongoing reconfiguration of public services means that our members are increasingly working across public and private sectors, in a public finance environment that requires multiple skills and agility. On this page you can find out about some of the CIPFA partnerships that can support your professional development and aspirations.

CIPFA and CIMA - new partnership initiative


As a result of CIPFA's growing partnership with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), we are now offering a fast-track path to achieving the globally recognised Charted Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation and CIMA membership.


This exciting new development allows UK and international exam-qualified CPFAs to 'top up' their PQ qualification through the CIPFA Gateway route, quickly gaining the CGMA designation and becoming a member of CIMA in addition to CIPFA membership.

Enhance your management accounting expertise and add another globally-recognised accountancy qualification and designation to your professional recognition.

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CIPFA and ICAS are working together to provide opportunities for CIPFA members and finance professionals to enhance their skill set and support them in their career ambitions.

CPFA to CA Top Up

UK-qualified CIPFA members can now 'top up' their PQ qualification through the ICAS Pathways route, becoming joint members of ICAS and CIPFA, and gaining full Chartered Accountant (CA) designation. This career-enhancing opportunity is available to all UK-qualified CPFAs wishing to extend their professional reach and skill set.

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