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Accreditation & Partners


From being accredited by the UK’s leading professional and industry bodies to establishing and maintaining close working relationships with carefully chosen partners – service providers, banks and funders – we constantly dedicate our time and effort to ensuring our service to you is current, effective, knowledgeable and attentive.

CIMA is the one of the leading professional associations for accountants, with a specialism in management accountancy, focussed on helping businesses run more profitably. It is now the largest management accounting body in the world and would-be-qualified accountants and members are required to pass a series of demanding business finance and management related exams, usually over several years. CIMA members are also entitled to become members of the Chartered Global Management Accountants – a world wide body promoting best practice in management and management accounting.
Playfair Partnerships promote this body of study and membership as an integral part of preparing its team to deliver first class analysis and management information.

ACCA is the global professional body of Chartered Certified Accountants recognised worldwide in 180 countries. They are strategic professionals helping to grow businesses and organisations. ACCA qualified members are trained to deliver the cross-sector accounting and finance knowledge, skills and professional and ethical values needed in all organisations and every industry. They add value to businesses through economic growth, promoting compliance with international standards. ACCA works in the public interest, assuring that its members are appropriately regulated. ACCA members are required to complete various professional examinations followed by 3 years of acceptable practical experience in an Accountancy role and have reached the required standard of competence.
Playfair Partnerships promotes ACCA qualification and membership to get its team up to date on technical skills and knowledge that helps clients with various business solutions, financial reporting and management decision making.

The IFT is the leading professional organisation for business turnaround and transformation in UK. It espouses best practices in this area and its values include proficiency, integrity, objectivity, compassion and fairness. All would-be members must undergo a rigorous case study-based test of their skills and experience before being offered membership. The IFT accreditation is a benchmark many banks, PE Houses and other clients in need of help, rely on when looking to appoint a suitable professional.
John Playfair has been a member of IFT since 2001 and all our partners have significant experience of business turnarounds. To strengthen this position, Playfair Partnerships became a corporate partner of the IFT in 2019.

Sage is a leading UK software provider across a number of industries, offering a range of products from desktop to cloud based solutions.
Many of our clients use Sage as the foundation of their accounting systems

Originally founded in 2006 in New Zealand, Xero is one of the fastest growing software companies globally offering cloud-based accounting software connecting people with the right numbers anytime, anywhere, on any device.
Playfair Partnerships is an accredited partner with Xero with many of our team certified advisors. We use the software to enhance our outsourcing offering to many of our financial management clients who do not have, and do not want, specialist software on site.

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