Retail and consumer goods industry
Major global economy changes have impacted on the retail and consumer goods sector.
Price deflation and rising costs are driven by an increase in overseas sourcing, technological developments and the growth of supermarkets and discount stores.
CIMA qualified professionals can support your business by implementing smarter working practices while maximising profit, as well as addressing business risks that threaten growth and profitability.
Certificate in business accounting
This is where you start. The certificate gives a solid foundation in the basics of management accounting, financial accounting and business.
CIMA professional qualification
The professional qualification is updated regularly to reflect the fast changing pace of the retail and consumer goods industry. All three pillars of the qualification have relevant content to develop management accounting skills to support your business.
Typical roles of CIMA professionals in retail and consumer goods:
- Business analyst
- Business project support manager
- Buying associate
- Chief operating officer
- Finance business partner
- Finance director
- Finance manager
- Performance manager
- Retail merchandiser
‘It involves judgement, decision making, and commercial insight. I think CIMA gave me the ability to join these up. The rest is about seeing the opportunities and taking them.’
Gary Critchley ACMA, CGMA, head of business services and information, Marks and Spencer
To find out more about how CIMA can make a positive difference to your organisation, contact the global business development team
T. +44 (0)20 7663 5441
F. +44 (0)20 7663 5442