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CIPFA statement on the role of the chief financial officer of the Police and Crime Commissioner and the Chief Finance Officer of the Chief Constable


This guide aims to bring clarity to the complex list of duties a chief financial officer (CFO) in the police service is expected to carry out.








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This Statement on the Role of the CFO builds heavily on CIPFA’s Statement on the Role of The CFO in Public Services and applies the principles and roles set out in that document. It applies to CFOs appointed by the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) and the Chief Constable (CC) and to England and Wales only. The report aims to support CFOs in the fulfilment of their duties and to ensure that the PCC and CC have access to effective financial advice at the highest level. Download the accompanying letter.