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Profile of registrant

The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy

Identification number in the register: 26919006743-37
Registration date: 20/09/11 11:49:30

The information on this organisation was last modified on 30/09/14 15:16:53
The date of the last annual update was 23/09/14 10:38:33

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy
Acronym: CIPFA
Legal status: Charity
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Trade, business & professional associations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Rob Whiteman
Position: Chief Executive

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Pulham Adrian
Position: Director

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 3 Robert street 
London WC2N 6RL
Telephone number: (+0207) 543 5600
Fax number: (+0207) 543 5700
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: CIPFA operates under a Royal Charter, working in the public interest.

The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) is the only professional accountancy body and member of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) that specialises in the public sector. Our strategic purpose is “Working in the public interest, to promote high standards and deliver excellence in governance and financial management throughout the public services”. CIPFA’s role is to advance public financial management and promote best practice. Internationally CIPFA strengthens the performance of public services around the world to increase the effective and efficient use of public money.

CIPFA is the awarding professional body for CPFAs (Chartered Public Finance Accountants), the global gold standard for professional public financial management (PFM). We also award qualifications in PFM, including our International Certificate and Diploma as well as specialist qualifications in areas like internal audit, treasury management and IFRS/IPSAS, to students around the world.

From our beginning we have advocated excellence in financial management as a lever to improve public sector performance. Now on a global stage we promote sustainable holistic approaches to developing capacity in public financial management (PFM) based upon a proven model of professionalisation. We recognise the potential for sustained improvements in PFM through strong relationships between professional bodies, training providers and governments. To achieve that we work closely with donors and international accounting bodies.

CIPFA is currently working to promote stronger PFM in a number of countries around the world, including in Africa (Lesotho, Tanzania, South Africa and Nigeria, among others), South Eastern Europe (Serbia, Kosovo and Slovenia), Canada, Australia and New Zealand. We work in partnership with a wide range of organisations and would welcome discussions with parties interested in developing stronger PFM around the world.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 5
Complementary information: None

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:


Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Budget
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Enterprise
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Internal Market
  • Taxation
  • Trade


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

CIPFA is a member of a number of bodies and contributes to the development of policy positions within such bodies - although only views expressed directly by CIPFA should be attributed to CIPFA.

Those bodies with a focus on issues also dealt with at EU level include: the Federation of European Accountants / Confédération Fiscale Européenne / British Chambers of Commerce in Belgium / Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies / the European Council of the Liberal Professions (via the UK Inter-Professional Group).

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.