The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) is the only accountancy body in the world exclusively focused on the public sector. As a membership body, our members and students are at the heart of everything we do. We work hard to support you throughout your career and are committed to helping you add value to your teams and organisations, regardless of which area of public finance you work in.
Why your membership matters
Working in the public sector has always been both challenging and rewarding. Given the myriad of issues the sector is now facing, public finance professionals need to adapt their approach and mindset if they are to deliver real outcomes for the people and communities they serve.
Access your benefits
Browse the extensive range of resources and services we have selected to support your career as a public finance professional.
Manage your membership
Find all the information you need to administer your membership, including how to complete your Annual Member Statement (AMS).
Maintain your CPD
Explore the resources and guidance you need to participate in CIPFA's continuing professional development (CPD) scheme.
Extend your network
Learn more about the volunteer-run regional branches that host and organise local CPD, networking and social events.
Support for students
If you are currently studying the CIPFA professional qualification, find out how you can get involved in the CIPFA Student Network.
Become a Fellow
If you have more than ten years of experience, you can apply to become a Fellow of the Institute and enjoy exclusive rewards and content.
Ethical and technical standards
Access and download all the key documents and resources you need, including CIPFA’s Standard of Professional Practice on Ethics (SOPP on Ethics).
Hear from CIPFA members
CIPFA members come from all walks of life. We've spoken to a cross-section about why they joined the institute, their career paths, and their interests.
Do you work in an accountancy practice?
If you work in practice, find the rules, resources and code of practice that relate to the provision of accountancy services.
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Search for all CIPFA members by name, location, membership type or by specialism using our search facility.
If you have any questions about your membership, benefits, completing your Annual Member Statement or how to renew your membership, please contact out Membership Team: