"The Accelerated Route to CIPFA’s Professional Accountancy Qualification is pertinent for public service leadership. The fast-track programme is demanding but extremely rewarding. The benefits are substantial, covering topics I wasn’t expecting such as the legal system, commissioning, risk and strategy – all of which were directly relevant to matters that I was advising on in my day job. I also learnt a great deal from other peers on the programme and the connections developed have helped. We had different motivations for being on the programme – mine was that I’ve really enjoyed finance roles but wasn’t qualified. In hindsight, it would have been good for me to have secured the CIPFA qualification earlier in my career, but it is never too late!"
Justin Vetta, Head of Better Regulation Team, Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government