Recently the National Audit Office (Malta) and the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) signed an agreement which will see the latter providing a Professional Development Programme in the areas of Audit and Assurance, IPSAS and Investigations and Case Management for NAO staff. The NAO is proud to have secured this arrangement with CIPFA which is the only global professional accountancy body exclusively dedicated to public finance and has already provided services within other areas of the Maltese public service.