GBQ

Entrepreneurial Spirit. Independent expertise.

GBQueue

CCIFP – The Financial Construction Designation

by Bob Biehl

Last month, I discussed the summer as being the learning season for CPA’s and CCIFP’s (Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional).  Today I want to explain more about the CCIFP designation and why all financial professionals who serve the construction industry should be certified. 

What are the benefits of Certification?

The CCIFP designation:

  • Demonstrates commitment to excellence in construction industry financial management and dedication to continuing education and quality improvement;
  • Establishes our profession as having, valuing and maintaining the highest possible standards of knowledge, competence and ethical behavior – as high as any other profession on which business and the public rely;
  • Sets our profession apart as one with its own unique skill set and body of knowledge, a level of attainment over and above that of financial generalists;
  • Promotes the spread of best practices throughout financial managers within the construction industry;
  • Better prepares both firms and individuals for meeting the challenges ahead as information moves more quickly and construction industry financial management becomes more complex;
  • Gives certified persons a powerful edge in an increasingly competitive industry and marketplace.

It is important for every accountant, controller, CFO, CPA in public practice, insurance & bonding agent who serve the construction industry to become certified.  The Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP) designation is the only industry-recognized certification where a financial professional truly knows the unique business of construction.  As CCIFP certificate holder #11, I have been a CCIFP since May 2004.  It has helped my career by setting me apart from my peers; allows me to do a better job serving my clients; and has ultimately made me a more well-rounded professional. 

If you would like to learn more about the designation or how to become certified, please contact me.

This entry was posted in Bob's Construction Accounting Chat and tagged Accounting. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Tags