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As a CGMA designation holder, your broad business knowledge qualifies you to work in a wide variety of roles inside and outside the finance function. Read our case studies to discover the diverse roles and business sectors in which CIMA members can be found.

58% of all CGMAs are satisfied with their current salary 

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1.       More than half, 57% of all CGMAs are satisfied with their current salary

1. More than half, 57% of all CGMAs are satisfied with their current salary 

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Seeking qualified CIMA members

Are you ready for your next role, or curious to know what the job market looks like? Then visit CIMA MyJobs today.

Employers and top recruiters are seeking CIMA qualified candidates like you. With over 2,700 new jobs advertised monthly and a variety of roles in finance, accounting and business, you’re likely to find the right role for you.

As a member you can:

  • Upload your CV to be visible to top recruiters
  • Sign-up for personalised job alert emails
  • Visit the careers advice hub for the latest tips and industry news

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TRANSFERABLE SKILLS

Aidan Goddard, Chief Financial and Operating Officer at L’Occitane en Provence.

Get 9 top tips from the CFOO for Asia Pacific at L’Occitane en Provence - Aidan Goddard, FCMA CGMA, on how to progress your career, plus read his personal journey to success.

“When I am recruiting now, I look out for candidates with the CGMA skill set and encourage my existing staff to complete the management accounting training and exams. It’s a great way of developing an academic knowledge of finance into a working, professional understanding of financial principles in a real life business context."

Aidan's top tips for success

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS

GLOBAL RECOGNITION

Ray Murphy

Ray Murphy, Head of Sales Analytics and Intelligence, Global SMB revenue at Google.

Get 6 top tips from Ray Murphy, FCMA, CGMA at Google about how to achieve global recognition and his own journey across the pond from Dublin to Silicon Valley, California.

"The CGMA designation meant my CIMA qualification opened the doors for me to earn that same level of respect I had already earned in Europe. It also means I’m recognised as a trusted, expert strategist connecting all aspects of business and a knowledge leader that can drive real impact and value to the business.”

Ray's top tips for success

UNDERSTANDING MANAGEMENT

Grace Guo

Grace Guo, Learning and Development Leader at Ernst & Young.

Your 6 top tips from Grace Guo, FCMA, CGMA at Ernst & Young in China on driving a management mindset and how members can apply the CGMA skills to roles outside of finance.

“Now that I am in a learning and development role rather than finance, my CGMA skills are just as useful. The analysis and decision-making skills come in to play on a daily basis. What’s more, I have found that the skills CGMAs learn are actually relevant to the learning needs of EY staff in certain of our service lines”

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Find a CIMA Development Employer

CIMA Development Quality Partner is awarded to employers who have verified their support for continuing member development. CIMA Training Partner & CIMA Training Quality Partner is awarded to employers who have verified their support for initial student training.

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CIMA is working harder than ever to give you what you need to stay ahead.

Your employability is our highest priority, and in this era of accelerating disruption it simply takes more to keep up.

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Member Benefits

Get to know your benefits on the all new Member benefits page.

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CPD - The value of lifelong learning

Life-long learning is the key to your career success. By keeping your qualification relevant you gain better skills, which is better for business and better for you.

CIMA Members have an unprecedented choice of CPD resources in leadership, strategy, communication, risk, technology and much more.

Recording your CPD ensures you get the most out of your learning with an eye on your future goals and how to get there.

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Become a Fellow

Keep climbing the career ladder by becoming a Fellow and joining an elite group of business professionals. Your peers will include trail-blazers at Google, Vodafone, Dell and other global leaders that proudly use ‘FCMA’ after their name.

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