- Members enjoy the guardianship of the Institute as an umbrella body for public sector finance officials.- Members receive a digital certificate indicating their level of membership.- Members can attend continuous professional development (CPD) programmes, workshops, seminars, and conferences presented by the Institute at reduced attendance fees.
To be a leading professional body for the continuous development and
capacitation of finance and governance practitioners in the public
Within the statutory framework, we aim to establish standards for effective and ethical financial management, governance, advisory support, and capacity building in the public sector, all for the benefit of the communities we serve.
To further the interests of practitioners in the financial and governance related areas:
- To be a financially sustainable leading professional body - Advising members, institutions, commissions and other bodies- Harnessing and development of knowledge within the Public Sector - Training and upskilling of members - Delivering practical capacity building initiatives - Inculcating ethical behaviour amongst finance professionals - Promoting the image and corporate branding of the Institute
Striving towards professionalism and development
Offers stimulation, professional (and personal) enrichment, and the opportunity to meet members of the profession on a provincial, national, and international level.
The Institute was founded in 1929 and is dedicated to establishing and maintaining high standards of professionalism among practitioners. It provides a framework for them to collectively enhance and sustain good financial management and governance in the public finance sector.
A member is obligated to provide professional services with diligence, competence, and due care. They have an ongoing responsibility to keep their professional knowledge and skills up-to-date to ensure that clients or employers benefit from competent and current professional services in line with evolving practices, legislation, and techniques.
Refers to post-qualification learning activities for developing the capabilities and skills of individuals to perform competently within their professional environments.
CHARTERED MEMBER (SAIMFO)PROFESSIONAL MEMBER (AIMFO)TECHNICIAN MEMBERSHIP (LIMFO)REGISTERED MEMBERSHIP (JIMFO)AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIPREGISTERED STUDENT
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To promote the interests of finance and related professionals in the
Public Sector and to protect the interests of the public through strict
enforcement of the Code of Conduct by embracing the objectives.
South Africa is a dynamic and evolving nation, experiencing changes ranging from shifts in government to more progressive perspectives on issues like HIV and AIDS and workplace equity.
The knowledge and skills needed to function effectively as a Public Sector official (hereafter referred to as “members”) in all three spheres of government or any other environment, continue to change and expand at a rapid rate. Members face increased knowledge and skills expectations. Continued development of professional competence and lifelong learning are critical if members are to meet these expectations.
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