Sandra Beard, Finance Advisor for the CIPFA Finance Advisory Network
Sandra is a qualified public sector and private sector management accountant who is one of three Finance Advisors for the CIPFA Finance Advisory Network delivering technical accounting advice and support to local authority financial professionals. Sandra also runs CIPFAs Social Care Advisory Network providing training and advice to those working in local government social care.
Before joining CIPFA in 2017, Sandra spent 14 years as a local authority accountant at Warwickshire County Council helping to support the social services finance function and also as the capital accountant in the corporate finance directorate.
Prior to joining local government, Sandra had over 10 years’ experience within the private sector where she started out in the City of London corporate banking sector before relocating to the Midlands where she provided financial support and advice on transformation projects by private sector organisations.