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Subscribe to the Finance Advisory Network

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.

David has an extensive technical knowledge and practical understanding of local authority financial statements and the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)-based Code of Practice, and uses that wealth of knowledge and experience to provide support and guidance to practitioners across local government in his established role as FAN advisor. David qualified with CIPFA back in 1989 and uses his passion for understanding the evolving technical aspects of local authority accounting to provide support to finance staff at a practical level. As the pressures on local government funding and services continue to bite, CIPFA's FAN support is becoming an ever-important lifeline for busy practitioners in helping them prepare for and manage the changes in financial reporting and accounting required to comply with the code of practice.


Tel: 07879 665950


Jennifer Bevan

Jennifer joined CIPFA in 2022 after working for seven years in local government. She is a CIPFA-qualified accountant who, for the past five years, has been working at Bury Metropolitan Council where she started as a revenue advisor in Public Health and Adult Social Care. From there she joined the authority's closedown and capital teams, with a particular focus on fixed assets and closure of capital accounts.

Her experience also includes working on a number of special projects including transformation, levelling up and land and property disposals scheme. As a CIPFA member, Jennifer is also an active volunteer within the CIPFA North West Region.


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