In demand with employers - Sept 2018

Chris Hogan

Director of Global Corporate Relations

How we keep ACMA, FCMA, CGMA top of mind with employers

As a valued member, we often write to you telling you about all the benefits we provide by way of courses, events and other resources such as thought leadership reports. However, we should probably do better to let you know about all the work we do to drive recognition of the ACMA, FCMA, CGMA designations with employers around the world – so here it goes!

Over the last twelve months, we have made substantive efforts to keep business leaders, hiring managers, recruitment companies and key functions such as HR and Learning and Development teams informed and engaged. Our message is loud and clear: ACMA, FCMA and CGMA designation holders are highly qualified and have the right skills to support your organisation’s growth. Reinforcing the need to source our members into roles with key industry players is only the top of the iceberg of the work we do:

We are actively supporting the recruitment of management accounting talent through CIMA MyJobs by giving employers and specialist finance recruitment agencies instant access to a ready-made pool of highly qualified candidates, like you. We are directly connecting the management accounting talent supply with industry demand and put you in the best possible position when looking for your next role.

We are helping deliver workplace skills in real time – by offering you content and access to courses covering the latest developments and thinking in areas such as block chain and AI. With some companies operating internal universities or academies, we support the provision of real-time learning as well as formal qualifications.

We are working with finance leaders to shape your future workplace – following consultation and research with over 300 business and finance executives, we are creating a blueprint on the future finance function and the skills and competencies you will need to strive within it. Find more about it here.

 We are facilitating knowledge sharing and innovation – working alongside CFOs, Learning and Development teams, rising management accounting stars, academics and research partners, we examine the latest business and practitioner thinking to evolve management accounting science, develop relevant research and create content to support professional and business development alike.

As someone who has been working with finance leaders on their talent strategies for 11 years, I have never seen a period where your skills and capabilities have been in greater demand. However, there has also never been a greater need for you to adapt to unprecedented change, uncertainty and accelerating adoption of technology. This is why it is important, more than ever before, for our 50 dedicated staff to continue working with employers and help them better recognise your value.

Chris Hogan
Director of Global Corporate Relations
Association of International Certified Professional Accountants