Why join?

    Be recognised as a global leader - CIPFA is the only accountancy body in the world dedicated to public finance – with CIPFA exams taking place in over 100 countries. 
    Job satisfaction - 80% of our members choose to stay in public services after qualifying because they enjoy working in public services and making a difference to society
    Transferable business skills - being a strategic manager in public services gives you the opportunity to get involved in a range of projects that affect the business  
    Fantastic career progression – we have a higher percentage of members working in senior management roles than any other accountancy body in the UK
    Be part of a family – CIPFA members are supported at every step of their career - our members are at the heart of our organisation

Case studies

Read our member case studies to learn more about different types of finance careers across the public sector. 

Find out what attracted our members to public finance, how CIPFA supports them in their careers and what CIPFA means to them.

Read our members' stories

Member benefits

Development and Support

  • CMI Management Direct
  • CPD programme
  • Technical enquiry service and discounts


  • Events and training
  • Public Finance magazine
  • Spreadsheet magazine
  • Public Money and Management journal
  • Research reports
  • Papers and thought leadership


Regions and Networks