Welcome to the CIPFA Scotland regional homepage

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CIPFA's presence in Scotland includes a dedicated office and a regional branch. We provide events, awards, training, qualifications, an annual conference and more.

Formed in 1906, the Scottish branch has over 1,000 CIPFA-qualified full members and 300 student members. A number of important branch activities take place each year including the annual conference and the development weekend.

The chief function of the Scottish branch is to promote the policies and reputation of the institute in Scotland, in particular the science of public finance and accountancy.

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Who's who in your region

CIPFA has an office in Scotland and a local branch committee.
Chair of CIPFA Scotland branch

Joanne Brown
Email: scotland@cipfa.org

Policy Support Officer

Mark McLean
Email: mark.mclean@cipfa.org

Conference Organiser

Monika Lewandowska
Email: monika.lewandowska@cipfa.org

What's going on in your region

Regional events

Public Finance Live Scotland 2023

CIPFA Scotland’s annual conference, Public Finance Live, returned on the 14 September to Edinburgh. Details on the 2023 conference including the conference dinner and awards held at Edinburgh Castle can be found on the PF Live Scotland conference homepage.

Public Finance Live Scotland 2024

The CIPFA Scotland Public Finance Live Conference, Dinner and Awards 2024 will return to Glasgow on the 26 September. Further details including how to book can be found at the PF Live Scotland conference website.

To keep up to date with conference announcements please contact us at Scotland@cipfa.org.

CIPFA Scotland AGM 2024

The CIPFA Scotland AGM will be held virtually on 12 June from 12pm to 1pm.

Please register your interest to attend by booking online or contacting us at Scotland@cipfa.org

Scottish Treasury Management Forum AGM 2024

Members were invited to attend the Scottish Treasury Management Forum AGM 2024 which was held virtually on the 18 March at 3pm. The papers are available CIPFA Scottish Treasury Management Forum papers.

Regional news

Find out the latest updates in your region through the Twitter account of the Chair (@CIPFAScotChair) and CSN Scotland (@CSN_Scotland).

LASAAC news and updates

The latest from the Local Authority Scotland Accounts Advisory Committee, developing and promoting proper accounting practice for Scottish local government.

Congratulations to the Graduates and Prize Winners for CIPFA Scotland 2023

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Caroline Rassell, CIPFA President and Jo Brown, Chair of the CIPFA Scotland presented the graduates and prize winners for 2023 with their certificates at the ceremony in Glasgow City Chambers on the 3 November 2023.


CIPFA Scotland Public Finance Award Winners 2023

The CIPFA Scotland Branch would like to thank all the nominees and to congratulate the shortlisted and prize winners for the CIPFA Scotland Public Finance Awards 2023.

The winners for this years awards were as follows:

CIPFA Scotland Public Finance Team 2023 - The Scottish Exchequer’s Fiscal Framework Team

The Scottish Exchequer’s Fiscal Framework Team of the year winners standing between Caroline Rassell CIPFA President and Jo Brown CIPFA Scotland Branch Chair

CIPFA Scotland Emerging Talent 2023 – Jack O’Shea, Glasgow City CouncilEmerging talent award winner Jack O’Shea standing between Caroline Rassell CIPFA President and Jo Brown CIPFA Scotland Branch Chair

CIPFA Scotland Finance Professional 2023 – Joseph McLachlan, East Ayrshire CouncilFinance Professional of the Year award winner Joseph McLachlan standing between Caroline Rassell CIPFA President and Jo Brown CIPFA Scotland Branch Chair

We look forward to welcoming nominations for the 2024 awards.

Managing your membership

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  • Membership fees
    current fees and how to pay
  • FAQs
    a list of popular questions to help guide you

Regional forum

A forum for CIPFA members and students in the regions to share ideas, documentation and discuss future plans.

The forum is restricted to CIPFA region members and uses the same login details as the CIPFA website. You will be asked to login if you are not already logged in to the website.

We have produced a guideline document on how to use the forum and some best practice hints and tips to help you get started.

Volunteering in your region

You could help your region to support members and students, in a variety of ways as a regional volunteer. We need the help of willing volunteers and have a broad range of opportunities for any member or student who is interested in getting involved.