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Welcome to the CIPFA South West region

UK mapWe support members across the South West of England, and have groups in Bristol, Dorset and Plymouth.

Our aim is to support Institute members and students across our region and to provide a link between CIPFA's national and local activities. We provide an exciting range of high impact, low-cost (usually free) events across the region. These events address a variety of current topics that help members and students to develop themselves both professionally and personally.

We hope to develop our activities further in the coming year, and we'll keep you up-to-date with these developments as we roll them out. Given the vast size of our region, we are particularly concentrating on collaborating and working together with likeminded groups and organisations to work with, to help find locally sourced CPD and networking opportunities. If there is anything you think we could do to help you benefit further from your membership of the Institute, then please don't hesitate to let us know.

CIPFA South West – Winners of the Regional Events Programme of the Year 2019

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email E: cipfasw@cipfa.org.

You can find photos of our events on our Facebook page.


Who's who in your region

President

Christina Earls

Find out who else is on your regional council.

To contact the regional council, please E: cipfasw@cipfa.org.

      

President's blog

Find out what's been going on in the South West with President Christina Earls' blog.

Vice President's blog

Find out what's been going on in the South West with Vice President Amanda Card's blog.

What's going on in your region

Regional events

We provide an exciting range of high-impact, low-cost (usually free) events across the region that help members and students to develop themselves both professionally and personally. We're keen to organise more events across the region, so to get involved, please contact E: cipfasw@cipfa.org.

CIPFA South West and Hays: Wellbeing Matters Webinar

28 July, 12.00 – 13.00

Free to attend

With a focus the South West, this event is relevant to all CIPFA, AAT, IIA, and CIPS members and students as well as other public sector colleagues. This is the first of several CPD webinars in collaboration with Hays, starting with this session spotlighting issues raised by the pandemic.

Learn more about mental health and wellbeing and how we can build resilience as we move forward.

Book your place here

CIPFA South West Conference and AGM 2020

6 March 2020, Somerset County Cricket Ground, Taunton

All CIPFA members, associates and students are welcome, as are other finance professionals working in the public sector within the South West, particularly members and students of AAT. We also welcome our friends working in audit, assurance, procurement and commercial activities.

Book your place here

Election of Members to CIPFA South West Regional Council 2020–2022

Nominations are invited from CIPFA members wishing to be elected to the Council of CIPFA South West to serve a two-year period from March 2020.

If there is an excess of nominations over vacancies, a vote of CIPFA members in the region will be taken prior to the AGM.

The results of any ballot will be announced at the AGM on 6 March 2020.

Please return the completed nomination form by 2 February 2020 to Christina Earls.

News

CIPFA South West win “Regional Events Programme of the Year, 2018”. Christina Earls, President, and Steve Johnson, CSW Regional council member, accepted the award for Regional Events Programme of the Year at the Regional forum in Birmingham, November, 2018.

CIPFA South West have now created a separate Dorset/Jurassic Coast hub for our members in the Dorset area. See details of the inauagural event on 9 November, 2018.

CIPFA South West has agreed a discount on the course fees for obtaining the accredited CIPFA’s Finance Business Partnering Level 7 Certificate. That brings the cost down to £1,750, and ensures the course is run locally to the South West, reducing travel time and costs as well! Contact us at E: cipfasw@cipfa.org for more details and your interest, and we will be in touch. Link to details of the course can be found here.

Meetings and minutes

Council agendas and action notes will be posted on our Meetings and minutes page.

CIPFA Student Network

The CIPFA Student Network (formerly National Student Forum (NSF)) 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.

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.