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Introducing The CIPFA Financial Management Code

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Event summary

With the launch of the Financial Management Code (FM Code) this event is an opportunity to listen to those involved in its development as well as gain some practical insight into how you might want to prepare.

One place at this event is available to purchasers of an FM Code Package.


04 June 2020
Starts: 10:00
Ends: 15:30


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Standard price

£245.00 excl VAT

Network Member Price

£0.00 excl VAT

*online booking for this event has closed. Bookings can now be made by phoning 020 7543 5892.

About this event

This event introduces the Financial Management Code combining both a strategic and organisational view with more practical elements. It provides delegates with an understanding of the higher level impact and ambition created by the FM Code and expands with more practical sessions which take an in depth look at specific elements. Delegates will be able to think about implementation in practice and discuss thoughts and ideas with peers.

With the FM Code having a shadow first year this is the ideal event for those that may have responsibility for implementation.

One place at this event is available to purchasers of the gold or silver package.

Who should attend?

Finance professionals and those with either budget responsibility or a role in financial scrutiny.

How will I benefit?

  • Listen to those who developed the FM Code
  • Gain personal insight from leading professionals on the role of FM within their organisations
  • Pick up practical tips about implementation
  • Have the opportunity to network with other professionals.

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Event supported by:

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  • Financial management
  • / Financial reporting

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Speaker - Joanne Pitt, Policy Manager (Local Government), CIPFA

Joanne Pitt

Joanne Pitt is an experienced local government adviser and has 25 years of public sector experience. Joanne worked in key areas including business rates, welfare reform, council tax and housing before moving to the CIPFA Counter Fraud centre in January 2017. E:, T: 0207 543 5786.

Speaker - Lisa Forster, Principal Consultant

Lisa Forster

Lisa is a CIPFA qualified accountant, and has worked for CIPFA since 2008. She joined the organisation as a finance advisor in CIPFA Networks, and has more recently moved across to the advisory team. Lisa’s two areas of expertise are in education finance, particularly academy accounts and assurance, and also in local government ‘transformation’ around the consideration of ‘alternative service delivery models’.