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What is management accounting?
Chartered management accountants are financially qualified business leaders. Management accounting combines accounting, finance and management with the leading edge techniques needed to drive successful businesses.
The CIMA professional qualification provides a unique set of skills that enables finance professionals to use the right information in the right way to make essential strategic decisions.
CIMA members are not confined to the finance function. Increasingly, they are being used as business partners. This means that they are working in a wide variety of roles to advise companies on how to focus on long-term success.
Moreover, because the CIMA qualification is internationally recognised, many members enjoy careers that take them all over the world.
Peter Simons ACMA, CGMA, technical specialist at CIMA, spoke to the Guardian about how management accountancy is more than just number crunching and how diverse a career in this field can be. Read the article.
What are the career options?
The CIMA qualification widens students’ career options, inside and outside financial management, across the globe.
CIMA trained people work in exciting industries like fashion, sport, travel, media and publishing. Many CIMA members are in top jobs, becoming managing directors, chief executives and chairs.
How is CIMA different?
Most accounting qualifications train people for private practice, working on external audit and tax issues. CIMA prepares people for a career in business. It teaches skills for strategic advice, managing risk and making key decisions.
Jobs and salaries
Our CIMA MY GRADUATE JOBS site is a great place for support and advice on landing that first graduate job.
What are the entry routes?
There are many routes to study CIMA. Whether they are school leavers, under/postgraduates or AAT students, students have the chance to fast track their careers with CIMA. See all routes into CIMA.
If students have already studied a relevant degree or qualification, they may be entitled to exemptions from some CIMA exams.