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Partnerships

Part of what makes CIMA special is the wide global network of partners we work with. We have established partnership with various stakeholders in Singapore.

Our partners

Research on state-owned enterprises in Asia

CIMA is pleased to sponsor and support research on state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in Asia which aims to understand how SOEs are shaping economies in this part of the world. The research is by the Centre for Governance, Institutions and Organisations (CGIO), NUS Business School, National University of Singapore.

Earn a double diploma

CIMA has formed partnerships with established educational institutes in Singapore, allowing students currently pursuing their diploma in accounting to earn an additional diploma from CIMA.

Singapore Polytechnic

Students currently pursuing the diploma in accounting at Singapore Polytechnic are granted seven exemptions and E1 exam waiver by CIMA.  Earn an additional diploma by:

  • Completing the operational case study exam to be awarded the CIMA Diploma in Management Accounting.
  • Completing the E2 exam, P2 exam and management case study exam to be awarded the CIMA Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting.

Chartered Institute of Technology (CITECH)

Students currently pursuing the diploma in accounting and finance at CITECH are granted seven exemptions by CIMA. Earn an additional diploma by:

  • Completing the F1 exam and operational case study exam to be awarded the CIMA Diploma in Management Accounting

For more information, contact singapore@cimaglobal.com or call +65 (0) 6824 8252

ISCA-CIMA Pathway

To further support Chartered Accountants of Singapore (CA Singapore) in their professional development,CIMA has signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) with ISCA to establish the ISCA-CIMA pathway.

The ISCA-CIMA pathway scheme is a fast track for ISCA members to become CIMA members and gain the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation. The globally recognised CGMA designation is a prestigious title jointly awarded by CIMA and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

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Financial Sector Development Fund eligibility for Islamic Finance

MAS has granted the CIMA qualifications in Islamic finance eligibility for its financial training scheme. This means that organisations sponsoring Singapore-based participants may be eligible for financial sector development fund (FSDF) support on a case by case basis.

Interested organisations should submit their applications to the FSDF Secretariat directly prior to programme commencement. For enquiries, please contact the FSDF Secretariat at 6229-9396 or by email atfsdf@mas.gov.sg.

Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) services

ACRA offers many useful services to CIMA members and students.

ACRA has an interactive FAQ section. Type a question into the search function to find the best answer and suggested alternatives. Where an appropriate answer is not available, submit the query directly to ACRA using their online form.

Business search

ACRA has created an online search facility.

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Sundays and public holidays: closed

Overseas Singaporean Resources

Visit the Overseas Singaporean Portal for information, features and news from Singapore while you are overseas.

CPA Australia and CIMA, both full members of IFAC, share common and strong interests in the advancement of the accountancy profession.

Recognising that global portability is increasingly important for professional accountants around the world and to take advantage of opportunities for our members, CIMA and CPA Australia entered into a mutual recognition agreement to provide:

  • Recognition of their respective members’ prior qualifications.
  • Membership services to each other’s members in their ‘home’ locations.

As of 1 January 2017 the existing MRA is replaced by the new Member Pathway Agreement (MPA) and there will be additional study requirements.

  • CPA to CIMA applicants will need to register as a student, complete the CIMA Strategic Case Study exam and pay fees associated with this.
  • CIMA to CPA applicants will need to complete Better Practice in Governance and Accountability (online course).

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CIMA members applying to CPA Australia

  • For the step-by-step application process view here.
  • CIMA members to CPA applicants will need to complete Better Practice in Governance and Accountability (online course).

Eligibility

While CPA Australia has a degree requirement, it recognises that the CIMA qualification is regarded as a post-graduate Master's level qualification. 

CPA Australia members applying to CIMA

  • You will need to register as a student here and pay for the registration fee. See the latest list of application and subscription fees.
  • Please remember to attach a copy of the Letter of Good Standing issued by CPA Australia. 
  • Upon successful application, you are required to schedule and sit for the Strategic Case Study exam. There are four windows a year when you can sit the case study exams (February; May; August; and November). Click here for more details.
  • Once you have passed the Strategic Case Study exam, you are required to file for the CIMA membership application. Click here for more details.
  • Upon successful application, you will be awarded CIMA membership and CGMA designation.

Conditions apply, including maintaining membership of both bodies, and further information can be found here: CIMA members applying to CPA Australia.

The new CIMA/CPA Australia Member Pathway Agreement (MPA)

As of 1 January 2017 the existing MRA will be replaced by the new Member Pathway Agreement (MPA) and there will be additional study requirements.

  • CPA to CIMA applicants will need to register as a student, complete the CIMA Strategic Case Study exam and pay fees associated with this.
  • CIMA to CPA applicants will need to complete Better Practice in Governance and Accountability (online course).

Further details of the new MPA requirements will be provided shortly.

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