Advance notice: MyCIMA will be unavailable 19–23 April.
Please be aware that as of Monday 3rd April 2023 the ability to register as a new CIMA Candidate or re-activate your CIMA account has been suspended and will not be available until Tuesday 3rd May.
There will be a scheduled maintenance on Saturday, 1st of April at 17:30 BST to Sunday, 2nd of April at 9:00 BST. Users can still access MyCIMA to schedule or start an Exam but other MyCIMA services will not be available. Users will not be able access Study Planner, CGMA Store,, and Competency and Learning. In the meantime, we apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Information and Intelligence Sharing

As an anti-money laundering / counter-terrorist financing (AML/CTF) supervisor CIMA is obliged to co-operate with external bodies in the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing.

Intelligence sharing

CIMA is a member of the Shared Intelligence Service (SIS) which is owned by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority. Membership enables CIMA to participate in information sharing between professional body supervisors and law enforcement on AML/CTF matters.

As a member of SIS CIMA must respond to intelligence sharing enquiries from other SIS members and pro-actively input its own intelligence into the SIS.

Information sharing

CIMA shares information with other professional body supervisors to ensure there is a strong AML/CTF supervisory framework.

Where CIMA believes there are gaps or overlaps in the supervision of its members CIMA will liaise with the relevant body to ensure that member is effectively supervised as required by legislation.   

CIMA reporting AML/CTF suspicion

Regulation 46(5) of the UK Money Laundering Regulations 2017, requires a professional body supervisor which, in the course of carrying out its supervisory functions or otherwise, knows or suspects, or has reasonable ground for suspecting, that a person is or has engaged in money laundering or terrorist financing, must as soon as practicable inform the National Crime Agency.

For supervised member in the Republic of Ireland CIMA will raise a Suspicious Transaction Report.

Republic of Ireland

CIMA is an anti-money laundering supervisor for members working in practice in the Republic of Ireland.

Under the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) (Amendment) Act 2018, CIMA is obliged to share information with the Garda Síochána and Revenue Commissioners around any suspicions of involvement money laundering or terrorist financing by supervised members.

Anti-Money Laundering Supervisors Forum (AMLSF)

To promote a coherent and effective approach to anti-money laundering supervision in the United Kingdom. By bringing together all those designated as AML/CTF supervisory bodies within the UK.

The Forum aims to share and develop the consistent application of best practice across all AML/CTF supervisory bodies and to liaise closely with UK Government and national/leading agencies committed to the prevention and reduction of crime and laundering of the proceeds of crime.

Accountants Affinity Group (AAG)

Information sharing forum in which the professional bodies work collaboratively to develop accountancy sector supervisory policy to develop consistence in standards and best practice.

The AAG is a sub-committee of the UK’s AMLSF consisting of professional body supervisors listed under Schedule 1 of the Money Laundering Regulations 2017. CIMA holds the position of Vice Chair.

More Information.

Accountancy Europe’s Anti-Money Laundering Working Party

Accountancy Europe unites 51 professional organisations from 36 countries. It informs the European policy debate.

AML working party members discuss and influence Directives at European level, particularly those relating to Money Laundering.  More information.

Anti-Money Laundering Europe (AME)

AME members engage directly with EU and international institutions to exchange views, debate and provide inputs to policy-making on a wide range of issues including money laundering and terrorist financing.

More information.

Anti-Money Laundering Accountancy Group (Ireland)

To ensure effective AML/CTF supervision of members in the Republic of Ireland (ROI) through the sharing of best practice, understanding of AML/CTF risk and collaboration with other professional body supervisors and the Department of Justice and Equality.