CIPFA to train NHS Wales finance recruits

14 Oct 15

CIPFA has won a contract with the NHS Wales Finance Academy to provide tuition on its finance management training scheme.

As part of the three-year contract, CIPFA will provide classroom-based training in Cardiff to eight participants, who will be placed across different NHS organisations in Wales.

Recruitment for the scheme will begin next month, with successful applicants starting in September 2016. At the end of the training scheme, participants are expected to become fully qualified CIPFA accountants.

Announcing the deal, CIPFA chief executive Rob Whiteman said he was thrilled to be supporting the NHS by training its future finance leaders.

“Both CIPFA and NHS Wales share common goals in driving excellence in financial management to improve services for communities while tackling budget pressures,” he said.

“The institute works tirelessly to support and develop its students, so that they can go on to have meaningful careers in public services. It is our reputation for doing so which ensures that our qualifications remain the bedrock for all those who want to take up a career in public financial management.”

Charlotte Moar, programme director for the NHS Wales Finance Academy, said she was delighted to be working with CIPFA as the qualification and education provider for the newly re-launched training scheme.

“The graduate scheme is a key part of our wider NHS finance staff development programme sponsored through the NHS Wales Finance Academy,” she added.

“We are committed to training, and work closely with all of the accounting bodies to ensure our staff who want to study professional or technical exams are able to choose a qualification and study method that suits their needs.

“We are especially pleased that CIPFA’s new training base will enable both NHS students and those from our partner public sector organisations to train within Wales.”

Under the scheme, one placement will be in North Wales, one in West Wales and six across South East Wales. Further details can be found here.

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