Andrew Burns


Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy

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Andrew Burns is president of CIPFA, the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy; director of finance and resources for Staffordshire County Council (SCC) and chairman of the Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies (CCAB).

He was elected to CIPFA Council in 2010 and has chaired the Group Board, Policy and Standards Board and led CIPFA’s Aligning Public Services Working Group.

As director of finance and resources for SCC he has strategic responsibility for finance, HR, ICT, digital, property, commercial and customer services and is Treasurer of the Staffordshire Pension Fund. Andy led the financial transformation programme that delivered £150m savings and significant service improvement in Staffordshire.

For his CCAB role Andy takes leadership of the group representing the main UK accountancy bodies, which has a combined membership of over 380,000 professional accountants worldwide.

He has an MBA from Aston Business School and is Past-President of the Society of County Treasurers.

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