The Charity Finance Group (CFG) is the umbrella body for people working in the finance department of charities. As of February 2012 it had more than 1,750 members.
It was originally know as the Charity Finance Directors’ Group (CFDG) and changed its name in February 2012 to better reflect the broad range of its membership.
CFG is also active in the policy field, and is represented on a variety of working groups in and around government and the Charity Commission. It plays a key role in the development of the Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP) for charity financial reporting and is represented on the SORP Review team. It publishes a range of good practice guides.
The organisation was founded in 1987 by Adrian Randall, then FD at Cancer Research Campaign, with an initial membership of 130 charities. Present chief executive Caron Bradshaw took up the reins in July 2010, following nearly four years under the stewardship of Keith Hickey. Hickey left at the end of 2009 to become FD at RNIB.