Responding to COVID-19: insight, support and guidance

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The Finance Advisory Network (FAN) supports and advises accountants, finance managers and all those charged with handling public money. We provide expert guidance on the latest developments and best practice for accountants in public finance.

Through events, a dedicated webpage and specialist advisors the Finance Advisory Network has been offering expert help and guidance for many years on accounting, financial reporting and accountancy standards.


By subscribing to the FAN you will:

  • access a wide range of valuable face-to-face events at various regional venues
  • get expert support and guidance that is centred on all aspects of best practice in finance
  • be able to exclusively access webinars and detailed documentation written to accompany the events along with briefing notes on topics of current interest
  • get help, alongside your organisation, to drive your professional practice, ensuring that you are well informed and appropriately skilled to face the future

Our Experts

David Ellis

David Ellis

FAN Advisor

David joined CIPFA in July 2012 as a FAN advisor, after a 30 year career in local government. He spent several years as chief accountant with key responsibilities for the statement of accounts.


Tel: 07879 665950


Caroline Newman

Caroline White

Finance Advisor, Finance Advisory Network

Caroline has been a Finance Advisory Network advisor at CIPFA since early 2013. Prior to joining CIPFA, Caroline had 15 years of practitioner experience at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, during which she led the introduction of IFRS and the annual production of the statement of accounts for six years. As a FAN advisor she supports practitioners in all aspects of local government accounting and particularly in the technical area of collection fund accounting.


Tel: 07919 018938


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