Latest Article: New professional qualification to be launched by CIPFA in 2015
Posted by: Imber on Oct 24, 2014
The Charted Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy will launch a new professional qualification on the first quarter of 2015.
The public sector institute later stated "focus on skills that are central to the main roles finance professionals perform in public services organisations while adapting to the changing public sector environment to better reflect the evolving needs of public finance practitioners".
Similarly, The CIPFA will also It will also offer "greater portability between the public and private sectors, more and better entry routes for holders of other qualifications, more emphasis on the role of the employer and greater flexibility including improved online learning options" as well as improvements will include an increased focus on commercial skills such as commissioning, contract negotiation, financial modelling, financial instruments, and partnership working.
Rob Whiteman, CIPFA's chief executive Rob Whiteman, said: "Our new and improved CIPFA qualification will meet the needs of fast changing and increasingly diverse public services, and will ensure our students are in the best position to build a successful career in public finance.
"Gaining the new PQ will give finance practitioners the skills and knowledge to make a more powerful difference in public services around the world."
CIPFA's new PQ - which will take between six months to three years to complete - will look to provide greater portability between the public and private sectors and provide more entry routes for holders from other qualifications and experienced professionals.
It will also seek to enhance the ‘Practical Experience Portfolio' (PEP) by placing greater emphasis on the role of the employer and enable greater flexibility around blended and online learning options.
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