Welcome to the CIPFA North West region

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CIPFA North West is divided into two areas by the River Mersey.

The Northern Section covers Cumbria, Lancashire, parts of Manchester and north Merseyside. The Southern Section includes Cheshire, parts of Manchester and south Merseyside. 

The north west local groups provide services to each local area. They promote the Institute in their locality and provide a series of events which are designed to meet the objectives of the main society, and meet the CPD requirements of members and training needs of students. We are always interested in hearing from members and students who might like to join the executive in their area.

If you want to be kept informed of events being held in your area, or if you'd like to suggest a theme, speaker or venue, or you would like to join an executive yourself, then contact the relevant area representatives.

Who's who in your region


Stephanie Donaldson

To contact members of the regional council, visit the who's who page.

Regional Blog

Find out what's been going on in the North West by reading updates from the Council members.

What's going on in your region

Introducing your regional president

At the AGM held on Friday 29 March welcomed Stephanie Donaldson as our new regional president. Stephanie is the Chief Internal Auditor for HM Treasury and Department for Exiting the European Union.

Read more about Stephanie and her plans for the region here.

Regional events

Essential Soft Skills to Boost your Career - 13 March

CIPFA North West have teamed up with CIMA to bring you this fantastic event - Essential Soft Skills to Boost Your Career. This event will be held in Manchester and is a high value low cost event, and is an excellent opportunity to boost your soft skills and gain valuable CPD hours. Book your place here.

See our What's going on page for details of regional events and news in the North West.

CIPFA NW Annual General Meeting 29 March 2019!

CIPFA NW AGM was held on 29 March 2019 at Chetham Library, Manchester. You can read the minutes here.

Audit Risk and Governance Group

The Audit, Risk and Governance Group provides representation and a series of regular events for audit professionals in the North West. It is chaired by Sarah Oldendorp.

Read about the group's past events and download useful resources.

Meetings and minutes

Regional Council agendas, action notes and our annual report can be seen on our Meetings and minutes page.

North West CIPFA Student Network

Find out more about what we offer CIPFA students in the North West.

Sponsor our region

Find out how to become a sponsor of the North West Region and some of the options on offer.

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.

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.