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 and is governed in a different way to other branches.

Many CIPFA Europe members are on a career break. Those on a career break in Brussels have attempted to organise independently, with members of other professional institutes, a range of activities that will keep them up to date with professional developments and aid their continuing professional development. They create a positive exchange of ideas and support links with CIPFA in London and ensure these members are supported, whether they are absent from the UK for six months or six years.

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

If you would like to get involved please email us at E: europe@cipfa.org.

Who's who in your region


Ross Walton

E: cipfaeurope@cipfa.org

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

What's going on in your region

IPSASB 2019-2023 Strategy and Work Plan Stakeholder Consultation

28 March 2018

The International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board® (IPSASB®) will shortly publish its proposed Strategy and Work Plan 2019-2023, with a consultation period that expires on June 15 2018. 

The Strategy & Work Plan is of key importance to the IPSASB and the increasing number of constituents who have a stake in its work, as it will drive the IPSASB’s activities in the 2019-2023 period including the selection of new projects and the IPSASB’s role in broader public financial management.  

This roundtable, hosted jointly by Accountancy Europe and the IPSASB, is an opportunity for participants to discuss the IPSASB’s proposed strategic objective, the five supporting strategic themes and the projects that the IPSASB proposes to add to its work plan in the 2019-2013 period, with the IPSASB chair, European IPSASB members and the IPSASB Technical Director.

Location: Accountancy Europe, Avenue d'Auderghem 22-28, Auderghem, Belgium.

Visit the new Accountancy Europe website for further information.

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: cipfaeurope@cipfa.org.

Meetings and minutes

CIPFA European Group Seminar and General Meeting

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. Draft minutes of the meeting are available to download.

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

Student board member

Read the profile of Vanessa, a CIPFA student living in Europe, kindly provided in both English and French.

Regional networks

CIPFA’s thriving regions offer local events, training and networking opportunities. See what’s happening in your region:

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.

Volunteering in your region

You could help your region to support members and students, in a variety of ways as a regional volunteer. We need the help of willing volunteers and have a broad range of opportunities for any member or student who is interested in getting involved.