I chose to apply to be a member of CIPFA as I feel it is the number one qualification for those working in public finance roles. Holding the CIPFA qualification gives credibility to a Finance Director or other finance professionals in this sector. When I am recruiting I always feel that candidates that hold this qualification have a high degree of specialist and technical understanding as well as an understanding of the role of finance professionals as public servants.
Since joining CIPFA I have felt welcomed into a supportive team. Our roles are not easy but with the support of CIPFA colleagues and networks I never feel alone. I also really value the technical updates and the website resources.
Nikki Bishop, ACA, CPFA
Joint Chief Finance Officer – Trafford Council & Trafford CCG