If you are a member of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka you are eligible to apply for membership of CIPFA - the globally recognised membership body for the public sector.
Being a member of CIPFA will increase your current professional status, respecting the relationship you have with your own professional accountancy body and provide additional services and support your work in the public services and pave the way for strong public financial management in Sri Lanka.
Eligibility for CIPFA membership
To apply you must be a member of CMA Sri Lanka through examination, in good standing and with relevant work experience in the public sector, as outlined below:
- Five or more years post-qualification public sector experience - Chartered Public Finance Accountant (CPFA).
- Fewer than five years post-qualification public sector experience - Affiliate member of CIPFA (CIPFA Affil).*
Those with fewer than five years public sector experience can study for the following CIPFA International Public Financial Management (IPFM) modules and examinations to qualify to become eligible for full CPFA membership:
Audit and Assurance
Public Sector Financial Reporting
Strategic Public Finance.
Student members who have passed all Foundation and Operational level exams and have at least 5 years public sector experience can apply for Affiliate membership of CIPFA.
* If you are awarded CIPFA Affiliate membership, or are a CMA Sri Lanka member working in non-public sector, you can gain CPFA status by successfully completing exams from the CIPFA qualification.