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Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)




The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) is the only professional accountancy body in the world exclusively dedicated to public finance.


Our 14,000 members work throughout the public services, in national audit agencies, in major accountancy firms, and in other bodies where public money needs to be effectively and efficiently managed.


CIPFA has been developing standards and training professionals for over 100 years and has worked extensively across the schools’ sector.  We are proud to have worked with ISBL in developing the first standards for business management professionals in schools and academies.


CIPFA and ISBL are now partnering to provide qualifications for the education sector in finance and general estates management.


Our Certificate in Financial Reporting for Academies set the benchmark technical qualification for school business managers and formed the foundation of training programmes that have been developed and recognised by CIPFA and ISBL as contributing to meeting the financial management and reporting aspects of these standards. We now offer a Level Seven Certificate in School Financial and Operational Leadership.

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CIPFA Property are proud to support the work of School Business Professionals throughout the education sector. As experts in strategic and operational property matters, we know what is needed to ensure a school’s infrastructure and estate is well managed, not just on a daily basis - but long term.

To find out more about Statutory Compliance in Education Buildings, click here.

To find out more Good Estate Management in Education Premises, click here.

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