CIPFA is the world's leading expert in public financial management (PFM). We are the global body for public finance professionals, and our qualifications, guidance and other services help governments around the world to improve financial management.

Global PFM

We can help build a public finance profession from scratch, or where the profession is more developed, offer a range of services and advice.

Our Whole System Approach provides a PFM model and Fixing the Foundations addresses the consequences of the global financial crisis and calls for a step change to improve PFM in governments. Find out more.

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We provide qualifications, which lead to CIPFA membership, working with partners, including: governments, supreme audit institutions, professional accountancy organisations, local training bodies and consultancies.

You can study CIPFA public financial management qualifications with an accredited training partner. You can also become a member of CIPFA, and get the skills and recognition you deserve.

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Become part of our global network for public financial management training

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Go to our International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) topic page to keep up with IPSAS news, events and products.

Case studies

Find out more about work that CIPFA has carried out with partners around the globe.