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    Hi,

    I'm soon going to be starting a CIPFA training contract with a private accountancy firm. I was wondering if anyone had any knowledge on possible career progression into the public sector after I qualify. Is CIPFA highly regarded and/or in demand within the public sector? My work while I study for qualification will mainly be auditing NHS/Local Government - am I right in thinking this could open up working in a finance management role in these kind of bodies? I'm also very interested in entering the civil service one day; would CIPFA and auditing experience stand me in good stead for this or do they prefer those who have trained within the public sector/have a different qualification?

    If anyone can help me with these questions I'd be very grateful! Thank you.
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    CIPFA (Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy) the name says it all. Civil Service offer CIPFA as an option for the finance graduate schemes, local government offer this as a compulsory option for their finance graduate scheme even Grant Thornton offer it for their public sector audit scheme. So you'll be in a good place in the public sector even against ACCA, CIMA applicants.
 
 
 
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