Welcome to the news and features section for Membership Matters and the student newsletter.



Our new relationship with ICAEW

Your qualification questions answered

A selection of your questions that we didn’t get to answer at PF Live.

Misconduct in CIPFA exams


Student conference 2023: the highlights

A round-up of this year’s conference, including the student prizegiving.

Introducing Caroline Rassell

An introduction to Caroline Rassell and round-up of her opening speech at PF Live as she begins her presidency year.


CIPFA PAQ gets independently benchmarked

Ecctis has recently externally evaluated CIPFA’s Professional Accountancy Qualification to make sure it meets the standards set out in the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).


Student panel discussion: a chance to gain expenses-paid access to PF Live 2023

If you are a UK PAQ or CFIA apprentice, this is your chance to take part in a special counter fraud panel discussion at this year’s student conference.

Bringing CIPFA’s Professional Accountancy Qualification to Canada

CIPFA has been working with Nīewe Consulting to bring CIPFA’s Professional Accountancy Qualification (PAQ) to parts of the Canadian government.


CIPFA wins at PQ Awards 2023

CIPFA took home the prize for Accountancy Body of the Year at this year’s ceremony – an honour we share with our outstanding shortlisted nominees.


AMS changes for local authority CFOs

Important changes are coming from 2023 for CIPFA members who are CFOs in UK local authorities.

CIPFA Board changes: farewells and welcomes

CIPFA bids farewell to Lyn Davies and welcomes Frances Done and Harry Gaskell following open recruitment. 


Changes to CIPFA exams

A summary of the two recent changes introduced and how they will affect you.


PF Live Northern Ireland 2022

Department of Health (Northern Ireland) Staff Officer Dean Russell shares his thoughts on CIPFA’s first post-pandemic conference in the region.

2023 CIPFA Council nominations are open

Nominations are invited from 9 January to 7 February 2023. Find out what being on Council will involve and how to nominate either yourself or someone else.


Revisit 2022’s features in the archive.