Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)
CIPFA is the only professional accounting body in world exclusively dedicated to public finance. It is the leading accountancy body for the public service providing education and training in accountancy and financial management. Its portfolio of qualifications are the foundation for a career in public finance. International Public Financial Management (IPFM) is a professional qualification for people who want industry leading public finance and accountancy careers.
CIPFA members work throughout the public services, in national audit agencies, in major accountancy firms, and in other bodies where public money needs to be effectively and efficiently managed.
- Employment with the Government of Lesotho for at least two (2) years; AND
- Any University Degree, Diploma or Certificate; OR
- COSC or equivalent with minimum pass in Mathematics and English Language.
CIPFA IPFM syllabus is comprised of four levels and thirteen papers, which includes one case study paper.
Certificate in International Public Financial Management
FA: Financial Accounting
MA: Management Accounting
PFM: Public Financial Management in Lesotho
Diploma in International Public Financial Management
AA: Audit and Assurance
FM: Financial management
PSFR: Public Sector Financial Reporting
BCM: Business and Change Management
Advanced Diploma in International Public Financial Management
GPPE: Governance, Public Policy and Ethics
PF: Public Finance
SPD: Strategy and Policy Development
CFR: Company Financial Reporting
Strategic Level (Chartered Accounting Stage)
SPF: Strategic Public Finance
SCS: Strategic Case Study