Update 20 November 2020- Remember - for CIMA online exams, your exam conditions start as soon as you are met by the greeter who will check your ID. At this point you must not leave the webcam view. England test centres remain closed until Wednesday 2 December 2020 (for exams booked with a training provider, please contact your training provider for information). Remote online exams are available. Find more information here:


Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation holders are trusted to guide critical business decisions and drive strong business performance. They are qualified to work across the business at every level, not just in finance.

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Management accounting combines accounting, finance and management with the leading edge techniques needed to drive successful businesses. Management accountants work at the heart of business to develop all the skills needed to take the decisions required to create value for the short, medium and long-term.

CIMA difference

Management accounting is financial accounting + added value

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What is CGMA?

CGMA is the global designation for management accountants. It’s powered by the resources and expertise of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and CIMA, two of the world’s leading accounting organisations.

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the Journey to becoming a CGMA

Delivering much more than just accounting knowledge

Our aim is to ensure our qualifications remain relevant and the learning experience of candidates match the real world of business. We work closer than ever before with employers around the world to make sure our qualifications deliver confident and competent management accounting professionals who can lead your organisation to sustainable success.

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