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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.

Reputation

Every day we work hard to ensure you get the most out of your membership. We act on your behalf to increase recognition of the ACMA, FCMA and CGMA designations and showcase the value you, our members, bring to your organisation and to society as a whole. That means you can wear your letters with pride.

Your designation signifies deep financial knowledge, broad strategic acumen and constantly evolving competencies. It is a global benchmark for finance professionals and are in-demand with employers*. 

The future of the profession in the digital era is a top priority for us, and we are committed to help you meet new expectations and challenges. To this end, we regularly release new thought leadership, courses, events and other learning resources to equip you with the skills required by businesses and help you future-proof your career.

* In a recent report “Accounting Certifications Employers Really Want to See” the recruiting firm Robert Half put CGMA alongside CPA as the top 2 finance qualifications employers are looking for in the US (March 2018).

Value

Holding an ACMA, FCMA or CGMA means you are part of the world’s largest professional body of management accountants. As a member, we strive to deliver value to you. Building on the rich heritage of CIMA and AICPA, we bring you a range of benefits that meet the professional challenges of today’s disruptive world and provide access to a global community of like-minded finance professionals. Through the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, we also have strong local member networks and offices across 184 countries dedicated to supporting your professional needs.

** In a recent international survey of more than 1,000 employers among respondents familiar with the CGMA designation, 91 percent said it is valuable to their organisation and more than three quarters (76 percent) pay a premium to those holding it.

Our researchers produce break-through thought leadership for members to access on emerging areas of business and finance. From this, we develop member-focused materials, such as our insightful Future of Finance series, as well as content for the CGMA Store. In addition, our CPD resource centre covers topics as diverse as how to understand block chain through to optimising the use of Microsoft Excel. You also get access to a digest of news through CGMA Advantage and deeper insight via FM Magazine. What's more, we have introduced a growing bank of resources to equip you with the skills and competencies you need in today’s world and for the future. 

We work hard on your behalf to drive recognition of the enormous value you bring to employers**, politicians, policymakers and regulators. In addition, we build public awareness through traditional media and social media by commenting on professional and business issues. We also offer many opportunities to engage with your peers through dedicated local events and meetings. Our focus at CIMA is on delivering value to our members.

Why your qualifications matter:

• Rich CIMA heritage
• Relevance and credibility throughout your career
• Broad strategic and financial acumen
• Global employer recognition through the CGMA designation
• Higher earning potential

Your member benefits include:

• Access to leading finance research and practices to advance the management accounting profession
• A global network and community of like-minded professionals sharing your values
• Promotional efforts to drive recognition with employers
• Career advice and a dedicated job portal
• Advocacy on behalf of our members with politicians, policymakers and regulators
• Enforcement of professional standards to protect the reputation of our members and the management accounting profession
• Insight to business and professional issues through CGMA Advantage and FM Magazine