United Nations

Finance and accountancy training for UN employees

CIPFA and the UN have worked together since 2013. As part of its commitment to professionalising its finance function and improving its financial management performance, the UN has to date nominated over 1,600 staff from across 18 agencies to take part in our CIPFA's International Public Financial Management (IPFM) programme.

The only specialist qualification in the world focused on public service finance, it aims to update the development needs, skills, competency, education and experience of UN finance staff. It creates a class standard in financial skills development and prepares individuals for taking on the roles of future finance managers and leaders.

As a CIPFA course, those who successfully complete it gain a comprehensive and internationally-recognised certification in the technical competencies needed for different roles, duties and degrees of seniority at the UN.

Join the programme

Register as a student

By signing up, you agree to the International Code of Conduct and CIPFA's membership regulations.

Enrol on a class

Enrolments for autumn will open shortly

Book your exam

Booking for our June exams session is now closed. Booking for the September exams will open soon. If you require assistance with booking your exams please contact UNSupport@cipfa.org

To accommodate our international student network, we have partnered with ProctorU to offer online exam access. Students sit their exams on their computers, but are monitored through their webcams and microphones. Find out more about online invigilation.