Finally, in this series on qualifications, it is worth mentioning CIPFA. If you know that you want a finance career in health, a council, or any other public body, then this is the qualification to get. However, this does not mean that you can not have a career in the public sector with one of the other qualifications. I would suggest ACCA or ACA would also be good options if you want to work in industry and then switch to the public sector.
You can find out more information on this qualification at :
I hope that this series of blogs on qualifications has been useful to anyone setting off on their accountancy career. I would welcome feedback. My email for such feedback is firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a great week
Jeanette Robinson FREC (Hon)