CIPFA takes top honours at accountancy awards

28 Jan 14
CIPFA has been named accountancy body of the year at an awards ceremony held last night

The award, bestowed by PQ Magazine, recognised the institute’s forward-looking approach, its global outlook and some recent training innovations. In particular, judges highlighted CIPFA’s co-operative scheme in Nottinghamshire and its West Midlands finance apprenticeship pilot.

CIPFA chief executive Rob Whiteman said: ‘This is a great award for CIPFA and I am extremely proud that we have been recognised for our hard work, innovation and renewed global outlook by the judges.

‘CIPFA is now recruiting more students around the world than ever before, with people studying for our qualifications in over 80 countries. This award is a testament to the success of our global strategy and recognition that our specialist expertise in public financial management is highly sought after by governments and public service employers everywhere.’

PQ Magazine founder and editor Graham Hambly praised CIPFA, saying it was it was always looking for new ways to service its students and members.

Also honoured at the ceremony was former CIPFA chief executive Steve Freer who received a lifetime achievement award. This was shared with Jane Scott Paul, the outgoing chief executive of the Association of Accounting Technicians.


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