The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

09.07.19 03:13 PM By ArivuPro

WHAT IS CIMA?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) is the world’s largest professional body of management accountants offering the most relevant accounting qualification for a career in business.

If you are considering a career in finance or business, the CIMA qualification will open doors with top employers all over the world. As a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) you’ll earn more and go further.


Chartered Global Management Accountants play a vital role in managing business opportunities using evidence to develop dynamic solutions. Management accountants use information of all kinds, not just financial, to inform the strategy and help manage the future of a business.

Management accounting is about looking beyond numbers and spreadsheets to add real value to a company.

CGMAs work in all areas of a business, in all types of organisations in both the public and private sectors, all over the world. They work in finance, IT, marketing, HR, operations and senior management positions. They could be project managers, management consultants, finance directors or chief executives, and many go on to run their own business.

Do you analyse situations and weigh up all your options before making a decision? If this sounds like you, you’re thinking like a management accountant already.


By studying the CIMA qualification and going on to become a CIMA member, you will join the world’s largest professional body of management accountants. You will be able to use the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation and be part of a truly global network.

The CGMA designation is powered by two of the world’s leading accounting bodies: the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). It aims to establish management accounting as the most valued profession in business worldwide.

The CIMA Code of Ethics is what sets CIMA (and you) apart from other qualifications. Practising ethical decision-making and reflecting on your skills as a finance professional will be an integral part of your CIMA studies.

Adding ‘CIMA student’ to your CV gives you a huge advantage in the job market, as it shows employers that you’re dedicated, hardworking, commercially aware and serious about your future. And if you’re already working, a CIMA qualification can increase your chances of progressing to a more senior position and earning more.


The CIMA Professional Qualification is recognised worldwide as the most relevant global finance qualification for business. You’ll need a background in business and finance to get started.

As a CIMA-qualified professional, you’ll be able to drive business success and use your financial knowledge to influence strategic decisions and manage performance.

The Professional Qualification consists of the operational, management and strategic levels. There are 12 computer-based assessments in total, consisting of nine objective tests (three per level) and three integrated case studies (one per level).


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