Welcome to CIPFA Northern Ireland

UK map The Northern Ireland economy is dominated by its public sector whether services are provided by central government departments; their various arms-length bodies; or by our local councils. Most people in Northern Ireland either work in or with public bodies. This emphasises the need for public spending to provide value for money and comply with spending regulations and within public expectations. CIPFA in Northern Ireland continues to be an important part of the public sector infrastructure whether it is training specialist accountants; advising and helping to shape policy; or providing support services such as training, development and advisory services. Many of our members are chief executives; senior civil servants; directors of finance and board members in Northern Ireland’s public services.

If CIPFA can help develop you professionally or help your organisation to improve its financial management, governance or performance, please contact one of the members of the Northern Ireland Branch Committee. We will be pleased to link you to one of CIPFA’s professional team. We run a number of professional development events each year and our annual conference is a major events for all those concerned with improving the lives of our citizens by providing better public services. I look forward to seeing you at one of our events during the course of the year.

Steve Mungavin, Chair, CIPFA Northern Ireland Branch

Who's who in your region

CIPFA has a local branch committee in Northern Ireland. Email: nitraining@cipfa.org

Chair of CIPFA Northern Ireland branch

Steve Mungavin


Steve Mungavin
E-mail: steve.mungavin@gmail.com


What's going on in your region

Regional events

Public Finance Live Northern Ireland 2023

CIPFA Northern Ireland’s annual conference, Public Finance Live, returns on 24 October to Belfast.

Full event details or book your conference place.

Past events

On September 20th 2022, 40 members from Northern Ireland gathered for a successful hybrid lunchtime event. There were about a dozen people who came to the event in person in Adelaide House, Belfast (the headquarters of the Department for the Economy) whilst other members dialled into the meeting on a virtual platform.

Steve Mungavin, the CIPFA NI Branch Chair, shared his thoughts, based on his long experience of working in the public sector, on the current public finance environment in Northern Ireland. Under the title ‘Gaining efficiency savings in Northern Ireland’s public services to address financial pressures’, there was a particular focus to Steve’s talk and the ensuing discussion on how to achieve efficiency savings given the complexity, size and dependency of the public sector in NI. Those in attendance agreed that we face very real and unique challenges in NI and Steve encouraged everyone to continue the discussion in their organisations and at future CIPFA events.

Family routes - trustee recruitment

Learn more about the charity Family Routes and how to become a trustee.



Northern Ireland consultations

Read CIPFA's latest consultation responses and submissions.

Meetings and minutes

Northern Ireland branch meeting agendas and minutes can be seen in our Meetings and minutes page.

Wellbeing support

A reminder for anyone who may need support. CIPFA's Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub is available to you and anyone in your personal or workplace networks. The hub brings together information and support on a wide range of topics. Access is free of charge, anonymous and there's no need to register.


Relevant news items will be published here.

Managing your membership

    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.