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Agreements with other bodies

CIMA is working with a number of organisations around the world to promote management accounting. Two agreements give reciprocal membership to CPA Australia members and CMA Canada members.

CPA Australia

CPAs wanting to become CIMA members
CIMA members wanting to become CPA members

Are you a CPA (Australia) member wanting to become a CIMA member?

The agreement gives CPA members preferred access to CIMA membership, and CIMA members preferred access to CPA membership.

Preferred access to membership helps organisations improve their market competitiveness and expand career opportunities for management accountants.

Please note that members of CPA Australia or CMA Canada who are elected to CIMA membership through the 'preferred access' route after 31 January 2012 will not be eligible to use the CGMA designation.

Benefits

  • You join a global network of business leaders specialised in management accountancy.
  • Greater job mobility, increasing your employability around the world.
  • You become a chartered management accountant, allowing you to use the initials ACMA.
  • You are recognised as having a management qualification as well as an accountancy qualification.

There are also numerous other advantages, including a dedicated jobs board, CPD resources, free events worldwide, and access to topical and innovative research.

Requirements

To apply for CIMA membership as a CPA member, you will need the following documents:

  1. Membership application form (PDF 176KB).
  2. Letter of good standing (available from your local CPA Australia office). The letter must contain the following information:
  • Date joined CPA Australia.
  • Date advanced to current status.
  • Date up to which current membership is paid.
  • Confirmation that you are not a member of CPA Australia by virtue of another MRA.
  • Confirmation you are not currently under any disciplinary sanctions or investigations and have not been subject to any disciplinary sanctions in the past five years.
  • Confirmation of completion of both the CPA programme and mentor programme.

Please note: When our assessors receive your application they must see that your CPA membership is paid up to at least three months in the future. Please take this into consideration when requesting your letter from CPA Australia and submitting your application to us.

Cost

You will need to make an application for CIMA membership and then pay an annual subscription fee. See the latest list of fees.

How to apply

Complete all of the above documentation and send to:

Membership Applications
CIMA
The Helicon
One South Place
London
EC2M 2RB
United Kingdom 

If you have any queries, please call our contact centre on +44 (0)20 8849 2551.

Are you a CIMA member wanting to become a CPA (Australia) member?

The agreement between CIMA and CPA Australia allows CIMA members to get reciprocal membership of CPA Australia. This broadens your employment opportunities and your international mobility.

In addition to the documents from CPA, you will need a letter of good standing: please contact your local CIMA office.

For more information and requirements, please see the CIMA pages on the CPA website.

T. +44 (0)20 7240 8266 (UK)
T. 1300 73 73 73 (Australian)

CMA Canada

CMAs wanting to become CIMA members
CIMA members wanting to become CMA members

Are you CMA (Canada) wanting to become a CIMA member?

This agreement gives CMA Canada members preferred access to CIMA membership. Preferred access to membership helps organisations improve their market competitiveness and expand career opportunities for management accountants.

CIMA and CMA Canada are the only two organisations in the world solely dedicated to the management accounting profession.

Please note that members of CPA Australia or CMA Canada who are elected to CIMA membership through the 'preferred access' route after 31 January 2012 will not be eligible to use the CGMA designation.

Benefits

  • You join a global network of business leaders specialised in management accountancy.
  • Greater job mobility, increasing your employability around the world.
  • You become a chartered management accountant, allowing you to use the initials ACMA/FCMA.
  • You are recognised as having a management qualification as well as an accountancy qualification.

The numerous other advantages include a dedicated jobs board, CPD resources, free events worldwide, and access to topical and innovative research.

Requirements

CMA members will be eligible for associate membership in CIMA and enjoy the same benefits as CIMA members provided they meet the accreditation and practical experience requirements that have been established by CIMA.

To apply for CIMA membership, you will need the following documents:

- Date joined CMA Canada.
- date advanced to current status.
- date up to which current membership is paid.
- confirmation that you are not a member of CMA Canada by virtue of another MRA.
- confirmation you are not currently under any disciplinary sanctions or investigations and have not been subject to any disciplinary sanctions in the past five years.

Please note: When our assessors receive your application they must see that your CMA membership is paid up to at least 3 months in the future. Please take this into consideration when requesting your letter from CMA Canada and submitting your application to us.

Costs

You will need to make an application for CIMA membership and then pay an annual subscription fee. See the latest list of fees.

How to apply

Complete all of the above documentation and send to:

Membership Applications
CIMA
The Helicon
One South Place
London
EC2M 2RB
UK 

If you have any queries, please call our contact centre on +44 (0)20 8849 2251.

Are you a CIMA member wanting to become a CMA (Canada) member?

CIMA members who qualify for membership with CMA Canada will have full rights to use the CMA designation.

To be eligible for membership in CMA Canada, CIMA members must apply to the CMA Canada society in the province or territory where they are living or working.

Applicants must demonstrate accreditation or certification requirements that are equivalent to the CMA Canada accreditation requirement, as well as satisfy admission requirements set out by the provincial or territorial society in which they live or work.

You can find out more on qualifying for the CMA designation from the CMA province or territory where you plan to work or reside. You will find a list of provincial and territorial CMA societies and further information on the provinces page of the CMA website