Welcome to CIPFA Northern Ireland

UK mapCIPFA Northern Ireland office and branch are here to help, whether you want to become a qualified accountant, need help with a public finance management issue, or wish to improve your skills in governance, finance and related topics.

The CIPFA Northern Ireland branch is one of the smallest in the UK with 190 CIPFA-qualified full members and 40 student members. It aims to contribute to the policies and reputation of the Institute in Northern Ireland, in particular the science of public finance and accountancy.

Although small, its members are extremely active. It provides an annual programme of activities designed to update members and students on current issues and to enhance their continuing professional development.

Who's who in your region

CIPFA has an office in Northern Ireland and a local branch committee.

Chair of CIPFA Northern Ireland branch

Catherine McFarland

E: Catherine.McFarland@nihe.gov.uk


CIPFA Representative

Chris Tidswell

E: nitraining@cipfa.org

What's going on in your region

Regional events

CIPFA Northern Ireland Conference 2018

11 October 2018, Belfast

Under the theme ‘Towards Public Service Outcomes: A Public Finance Vision’, colleagues, thought leaders and leading politicians and experts gathered at the public finance event of the year for Northern Ireland.

CIPFA Student Network

The CIPFA Student Network is the voice of CIPFA students. It provides a voice for students at all levels of CIPFA governance: Board for the Regions, Members and Students Development Board and CIPFA Council.

Find out more about our Northern Ireland Student Society.

Chairs Forum

Through an innovative partnership, CIPFA Northern Ireland provides professional support for the Chairs' Forum – advising it on key governance issues affecting public bodies and organising an annual programme of events that helps further the aims of the forum.

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.

Technical Accountancy Support Service Northern Ireland (TASS)

The TASS web pages provide a valuable and relevant resource for finance officers in district councils in Northern Ireland working in public finance.

CIPFA Student Network

The CIPFA Student Network is the voice of CIPFA students. It provides a voice for students at all levels of CIPFA governance: Board for the Regions, Members and Students Development Board and CIPFA Council.

Find out more about our Northern Ireland Student Society.

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.