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Subscribe to the Finance Advisory Network

The Finance Advisory Network (FAN) supports and advises accountants, finance managers and all those charged with handling public money. We provide expert guidance on the latest developments and best practice for accountants in public finance.

Through events, a dedicated webpage and specialist advisors the Finance Advisory Network has been offering expert help and guidance for many years on accounting, financial reporting and accountancy standards.

Benefits

By subscribing to the FAN you will:

  • access a wide range of valuable face-to-face events at various regional venues
  • get expert support and guidance that is centred on all aspects of best practice in finance
  • be able to exclusively access webinars and detailed documentation written to accompany the events along with briefing notes on topics of current interest
  • get help, alongside your organisation, to drive your professional practice, ensuring that you are well informed and appropriately skilled to face the future.

Our Experts

David Ellis

David Ellis

FAN Advisor

David joined CIPFA in July 2012 as a FAN advisor, after a 30-year career in local government, spending several years as Chief Accountant with key responsibilities for the statement of accounts. E: david.ellis@cipfa.org, T: 01502 584395.
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Caroline White

Caroline White

Finance Advisor, Finance Advisory Network

Caroline has been a Finance Advisory Network advisor at CIPFA since early 2013. Prior to joining CIPFA, Caroline had 15 years practitioner experience at East Riding of Yorkshire Council during which she led the introduction of IFRS and the annual production of the statement of accounts for six years. As FAN Advisor she supports practitioners in all aspects of local government accounting and particularly in the technical area of collection fund accounting. E: caroline.newman@cipfa.org, T: 01964 533097. Read more...

Sandra Beard

Sandra Beard

Finance Advisor

Sandra is a qualified accountant, and has 15 years’ experience in local government working at Warwickshire County Council, initially as a Principal Accountant within Adult Social Care and then as the Capital Accountant within Corporate. She joined the CIPFA Fan Advisory Network as a FAN Advisor in 2017 providing advice and support to practitioners across the Public Sector. E: sandra.beard@cipfa.org, T: 02476 591922. Read more...

Gareth Davies

Gareth Davies

Technical Manager

Having gained 17 years of experience working in Scottish local government, Gareth joined CIPFA in 2008. His role in CIPFA’s Edinburgh office includes supporting members and associated organisations with technical advice and guidance; provision of Scottish Finance Advisory Network events and support to subscribing organisations; secretariat services to LASAAC relating to Scottish local government accounting requirements; participation in the NHS Technical Accounting Group; delivery of public and in-house training events; and additional consultancy and project work as required.

Gareth’s objective is to help his fellow finance practitioners address the practical challenges they face in meeting their professional responsibilities.
E: gareth.davies@cipfa.org, T: 0131 221 8644, M: 0782 694 7719. Read more...



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