Guidance for chief financial officers working across health and local government

Kerry Ace and Emma Knowles

14 February 2019


CIPFA and the HFMA have worked together to produce guidance for chief finance officers (CFOs) working across health and local government. The purpose of the guidance is to consider the implications for a CFO working in a dual arrangement and to look at the similarities in, and differences between, the role in health and in local government.

The guidance will be useful for:

  • those currently in these posts to assess their development needs
  • those considering applying for a joint role
  • chief executives (CEOs) when appointing to these roles and assessing performance once their CFO is in post
  • board members, governors, councillors and executive colleagues to gain a deeper understanding of the role of their CFO and the challenges they face.

Guidance for chief financial officers working across health and local government

February 2019 (PDF 568KB)