What's going on - CIPFA in the North East

Recent events organised by CIPFA in the North East.

This page reports back on recent CIPFA in the North East events. For details of forthcoming events, see our regional Front Page.

CIPFA in the North East Annual Conference

Almost 100 delegates from across the North East and beyond gathered at The Sage, Gateshead on Friday 23rd November 2018 for the 8th Annual CIPFA in the North East Conference.

Pizza and Pre-seen

On the 13th November 8 students who were due to sit the Strategic Case Study exam, led by a member of the CIPFA NE exec, got together over pizza to discuss the ‘Speedwell’ advanced material for the exam.  Students found this session was useful to share ideas and cement their understanding of the case.

Women in Leadership Event

The Women in Leadership conference, organised by CIPFA in the North East, was held at Newcastle Civic Centre on Tuesday 6th November 2018. Helen Dodds from Sellick Partnership blogged about the day.

Mini-golf social

As a break from studying, four CIPFA students engaged in a fiercely competitive game of mini-golf at Parklands Golf Course, Gosforth on Thursday 13 September. 

Despite Team JS-JC suspending the laws of physics on multiple shots, Team LB-LL marched on to a deserved victory by five shots over the 18 holes. Congratulations to Laura and Lauren!

CPD session and CIPFA education and training update

Around 15 students and employers attended Gateshead Civic Centre on 3 July 2018 for a lunchtime CPD session on five tips for writing about money and five tips for better presentations, which gave an interesting perspective into the many different ways to communicate financial information, both in various written formats and in delivering presentations. This was well received and gave students some good techniques to take away for use in their work, and was especially relevant with regards to the professional experience portfolio (PEP). A copy of the presentation slides can be obtained from the following link: bit.ly/CIPFAgateshead

Following a networking lunch, Aga Jop, Head of Student Services at CIPFA, gave an informative demonstration of the new CIPFA Portfolio system (which will eventually replace the current paper based PEP system), giving students an opportunity to ask some important questions on the practicalities of the new system, and to become familiar with the layout and requirements prior to using it.

North East Accountancy Awards

There were joint winners of the Public Sector Finance Team of the Year Award at the North East Accountancy Awards on Friday 28 June 2018.

Annual Regional Dinner

The CIPFA in the North East Annual Dinner was held at The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Newcastle-upon-Tyne on Friday 27th April. 90 CIPFA members and guests attended.

Professional Update Day and AGM

The Professional Update Day and Annual General Meeting took place on the afternoon of 14 March 2018 at Gateshead Civic Centre, preceded by a morning update session for students in the region.

Sixth Form Management Games

CIPFA in the North East's popular Sixth Form Management Games were held at Queen Alexandra College on 9 March 2018, and South Tyneside College on 16 March 2018. Twelve teams and a total of 84 students took part.