Celebrating 90 years
2009 marked CIMA's 90th anniversary.
See our 90th anniversary video and read about some of the institute's key milestones.
The Institute of Cost and Works Accountants (ICWA) is founded to provide the information needed to plan and manage modern business. It has 37 members.
The first female member is admitted.
ICWA holds its first conference, to aid the development of scientific costing.
The institute changes its name to the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants (ICMA).
ICMA is granted a Royal Charter.
The institute changes its name to the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), recognising the importance and commercial relevance of management accounting.
22 percent of members and 30 percent of students now reside outside the UK.
CIMA members are given the right to use the title Chartered Management Accountant.
CIMA qualifies its 70,000th member. It becomes the first chartered accounting body to offer a global qualification in Islamic finance.
CIMA establishes a centre for the study of management accounting with the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta.
CIMA celebrates its ninetieth anniversary. It signs mutual recognition agreements with two of the world's leading accounting bodies, CMA Canada and CPA Australia, to promote the ever-increasing employability of its members around the world.