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27 March 2020: Coronavirus Update. The situation is fast moving and we are continuing to monitor the global situation and its impact on our members, staff, exam candidates, students and the profession. More information for Members and Students in My CIMA.

Update on the Coronavirus and Impact for Association Activities

The Association, the global voice of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and the American Institute of CPAs, is taking the Coronavirus (COVID-19) very seriously. We are continually monitoring the virus’ impact on our members, staff, exam candidates, students and the profession.

Exams

Students should visit MyCIMA and their local sites for country specific information regarding exams.

Upcoming conference and events

First and foremost, we want to protect the health and well-being of our members, students and staff. To that end, we are taking necessary precautions by offering flexible attendance options, such as virtual attendance, where we can. Please monitor the website closely, including your CIMA country and region website pages, for updates relating to specific events as there may be some cancellations or rescheduling. We are monitoring the coronavirus situation closely and we will notify attendees if we need to change our plans.

Virtual learning

Coronavirus affects business health, too 


How do you navigate the accounting and finance implications of the coronavirus pandemic? Hear experts weigh in and answer previously submitted questions in this recorded Facebook Live session.

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COVID-19: Business Planning and Impacts

Finance has an important role to play in helping their organizations manage the uncertainly of COVID-19. The Association's Ash Noah, CPA, CGMA, FCMA and Oracle's Christina Kite discuss critical issues and make practical suggestions.

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Resources

We have developed resources to keep the profession up-to-date on this issue, including information on business continuation, economic impact, workforce issues and other resources to help members serve their clients. Check back often for updates.

Global map of coronavirus cases

The COVID-19 outbreak that began in the Chinese city of Wuhan has now spread worldwide. Track the spread in our map, which is updated daily.

Podcast episode | How to diffuse financial panic

The novel coronavirus is causing markets – and, by extension, retirement accounts – to plummet. This often leads to anxious calls from financial planning clients. In this episode from the Personal Financial Planning Podcast, Bob Keebler, CPA/PFS and Lyle Benson, CPA/PFS, give expert advice on communicating with clients during uncertainty.

35 questions for coronavirus planning

Business leaders should be proactive in putting emergency plans in place in response to the spread of coronavirus. Here’s a checklist for organisations related to employees, customers, and vendors.

When the office is closed but the work must go on

As the coronavirus spreads, responsible organisations recognize their employees need to work remotely. Here’s some advice for making remote work…work.

Reimaging how to conduct business as usual

Promote the health of your team and business by responding to effects and implications of the coronavirus. Here are tools to develop a new normal.

FM Magazine content on the coronavirus outbreak

The spread of the novel coronavirus presents serious concerns and challenges for many around the world. To help, we’re gathering the latest news stories along with relevant columns, tips, podcasts, and videos from FM magazine and the Journal of Accountancy on this page, along with curated items from our archives to help with uncertainty and disruption. Read more here.

While we recognize that there are varying views on the risks associated with coronavirus (COVID-19), we’re choosing to err on the side of caution to protect our members, students, staff and their families. Thank you for your understanding, and we will continue to provide regular updates as this situation develops.

For additional information, please contact our Global Engagement Center at cima.contact@aicpa-cima.com or +44 (0)20 8849 2251.