CIPFA PFM exams taken by 300 students worldwide

26 Jun 13
Almost 300 students from 47 countries have taken examinations this month for CIPFA’s professional qualification in international public financial management.

By Mark Smulian | 26 June 2013

Almost 300 students from 47 countries have taken examinations this month for CIPFA’s professional qualification in international public financial management.

The qualification allows students to achieve chartered public finance accountant status.

CIPFA’s international director, Alan Edwards, said: ‘From Papua New Guinea to Bolivia via Kabul, Gaza, South Sudan and 42 other locations, CIPFA students have been taking exams – in every time zone around the world apart from Hawaii.’

The CIPFA accountancy qualification is the first in the world to be based on International Public Sector Accounting Standards, promoted by the International Federation of Accountants to improve government transparency and accountability through greater comparability between countries and public sector bodies.

CIPFA is also working with accredited training partners on delivery of its suite of international public financial management courses and other courses relevant to the international market.

Earlier this year CIPFA began work with the United Nations Development Programme to train up to 500 of its staff. The first 150 are among those who took this month’s examinations.


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