The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), founded in 1919, is the world’s leading and largest professional body of management accountants.
It provides continuing professional development services, fund academic research, develops thought leadership, monitors professional standards, maintains a code of ethics for members, and work with external tuition providers and assessment services to provide the best study and examination experience.
In 2017, members of CIMA and AICPA formed the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants to unite and strengthen the accounting profession globally. Representing an influential network of more than 650,000 members and students in management and public accounting, the Association prepares accountants for today’s challenges and tomorrow’s opportunities.
Together with the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) CIMA has established the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation. CGMA is the global quality standard that further elevates the profession of management accounting. The designation recognises the most talented and committed management accountants with the discipline and skill to drive strong business performance.
CGMA is the most widely held management accounting designation in the world. It distinguishes more than 150,000 accounting and finance professionals who have advanced proficiency in finance, operations, strategy and management.
The CGMA designation is underpinned by extensive global research to maintain the highest relevance with employers and develop competencies most in demand. CGMAs qualify through rigorous education, exam and experience requirements. They must commit to lifelong education and adhere to a stringent code of ethical conduct.
Businesses, governments and non-profits around the world trust CGMAs to guide critical decisions that drive strong performances.
We are the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. The world’s largest professional body of management accountants, with the most useful accounting qualification for a business career.
We aim to help individuals and businesses to succeed by harnessing the full power of management accounting – not just accounting for the balance sheet, but accounting for the business.
Our top four reasons to become a CGMA designation holder are:
1. Catch the eye of employers around the globe
Thousands of companies around the world, from multinationals to the newest start-ups in the public and private sectors, train their people with us. Chances are, in any industry you can think of, there’ll be CGMA designation holders.
2. Choose your role
The CIMA qualification is designed to bring together management accounting, financial accounting and business, so you’ll have the practical skills employers need. That way, you’ll be qualified to work in a wide range of roles from finance to consultancy, IT to senior management positions.
3. Earn higher salaries
As a CGMA designation holder, you can earn more and go further. Even while you’re still studying, you can step ahead in the job market. Because working to get your designation shows employers you’re dedicated, hardworking and always thinking about your future. And, if you’re already working, the CGMA designation can help you move up the ladder.
4. Study at your speed
Our on-demand exams and flexible structure put you in control, so you work at the pace that works for you. You could complete a level every year, or take a steadier pace if you’re balancing studies
with a busy working life, family or university studies. Studying with CIMA, you choose when and where to sit each exam, at more than 5,500 Pearson VUE test centres around the world.
As a CIMA member, you automatically qualify for the designation and can use the letters CGMA after your name*.
The CGMA designation extends the global reach of your recognition as a chartered management accountant. You remain a CIMA member, with all the benefits of CIMA membership.
The CGMA designation
- Recognises your experience and skills globally – Having the CGMA designation will add power to your CV/resume by demonstrating your business acumen, ethics and commitment.
- Showcases your value around the world – Every day we work with key employers and influencers worldwide, increasing awareness of the designation.
- Connects you to a community of like-minded peers – By becoming a part of a global community of professional management accountants, you can share best practices, create innovation and be better prepared to meet the global challenges in today’s business environment.
- Gives you the tools you need to succeed – CGMA tools, webinars, reports and research will challenge your thinking and keep you at the forefront of your profession, giving you a competitive edge. These resources are exclusive to CGMA designation holders.
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For more information please visit www.cimaglobal.com and www.cgma.org