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Welcome to CIPFA Europe

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CIPFA Europe represents the professional interests of CIPFA members living and working in Europe. It has members in 15 countries.

CIPFA members working in Europe have the opportunity to keep up to date with professional developments and aid their continuing professional development by attending the group's annual seminar and other events. These provide the opportunity for a positive exchange of ideas and support links with CIPFA in London.

Of the members working in Europe, most work on a permanent or temporary basis for one of the European institutions in Brussels or Luxembourg. Others work in the private sector in various countries. 

Contact us

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Who's who in your region


Paul Sime


Members of CIPFA Europe's Executive Committee are listed online.

What's going on in your region

CIPFA European Group's Annual Seminar and Annual General Meeting 2019 

18–19 November 2019

CIPFA European Group's Annual Seminar and Annual General Meeting took place in Luxembourg from Monday 18 to Tuesday 19 November 2019, beginning with a presentation on Public Sector Accounting Standards on the evening of 18 November. CIPFA Europe joined forces with the Association of British and Irish Accountants in Luxembourg for this presentation, which was held at the Chamber of Commerce, 7 Rue Alcide de Gasperi, L-2981 Luxembourg, starting at 18:30. The evening finished with a dinner, from 20:00 to 21:00.

The seminar on 19 November was held at the European Court of Auditors, 12 Rue Alicide de Gasperi, L-1615 Luxembourg. CIPFA President Carolyn Williamson opened the seminar, which included a professional update and president's address.The seminar was followed by the CIPFA European Group Annual General Meeting.

Election of group office holders takes place bi-annually and elections for the years 2018/19 and 2019/20 took place at the 2018 meeting. Draft minutes of the Group's 2018 Annual General Meeting are available to download.

Planning to work in Europe?

Read our advice for CIPFA members on working in another EU member state, careers information for the EU and the latest news from the EU recruitment office.

Contributions from members willing to share their experience and insights with other members are always welcome. E:

Meetings and minutes

CIPFA European Group Seminar and General Meeting

Draft minutes of the Group's latest meeting, held in November 2019, are now available.

Minutes of the 2018 meeting, at which elections were held for the Group's office holders, are also available.

The delayed 2015 European Group Annual Seminar and General Meeting took place on 10 March 2016 at the Federation of European Accountants in Brussels. Elections for group officers were held at the general meeting. Minutes of the meeting are available to download.

Regional Council agendas and action notes can be seen in our Meetings and minutes page.

New President announced

Read the profile of Paul Sime, our new President and the first CIPFA European Group President to originate from a non-UK country.

Managing your membership

  • MyCIPFA –
    update your contact details and access benefits.
  • Membership fees –
    current fees and how to pay.
  • FAQs –
    a list of popular questions to help guide you.

Regional forum

A forum for CIPFA members and students in the regions to share ideas, documentation and discuss future plans.

The forum is restricted to CIPFA region members and uses the same login details as the CIPFA website. You will be asked to login if you are not already logged in to the website.

We have produced a guideline document on how to use the forum and some best practice hints and tips to help you get started.