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Finance and accountancy training for UN employees: CIPFA's International Public Financial Management programme

CIPFA and the UN have worked together since 2013. As part of its commitment to professionalising its finance function and improving its financial management performance, the UN has to date nominated over 1,600 staff from across 18 agencies to take part in our IPFM programme.

The programme – the only specialist qualification in the world focused on public service finance – aims to update the development needs, skills, competency, education and experience of UN finance staff. It creates a class standard in financial skills development and prepares individuals for taking on the roles of future finance managers and leaders.

As a CIPFA programme, it also provides participants who complete the requirements of the programme with a comprehensive and internationally recognised certification in the technical competencies needed for different roles, duties and degrees of seniority at the UN.

Sitting your exam online

To accommodate our international student network, CIPFA have partnered with ProctorU to grant our students access to online invigilation. Students sit their exams on their computers, but are monitored through their webcams and microphones. Find out more about online invigilation.


Join the programme

1. Register as a student

By signing up, you agree to the International Code of Conduct and CIPFA's membership regulations.

Read our membership regulations

Register as a student

2. Enrol on a class

Class enrolments for Spring 2022 will open shortly.

Web class timetable

Resit revision package timetable

Enroll now

3. Book your exam

Booking for our June exams session is now closed. Booking for the September exams will open soon.

If you require assistance with booking your exams please contact

2022 exam dates

2022 Professional Accountancy Qualification exam dates