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Monday to Friday

Office address:
54 Melrose Boulevard
4th floor Melrose Arch
Melrose North 

Postal address:
PO Box 504
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Growing Management Accounting Knowledge

Centre of Excellence - Southern Africa

At CIMA we know the only way to support and grow the accounting profession and build knowledge about management accounting best practices is to invest deeply and diligently into creating opportunities for research.

For more information on how to apply for research grants, please contact CIMA on:

T. +27 11788 8723

What is the CIMA Centre of Excellence?

The CIMA Centre of Excellence (COE) is devoted to funding accounting research on the continent. The output of this innovation research centre will include accounting research papers and local and regional material that will position CIMA as the experts in the field of management accounting, both regionally and globally.

CIMA COE is a collaborative project with universities, the public sector and key industry players. The objective of the CIMA COE is to establish a mechanism to support and grow new applied research relating to management accounting in Southern Africa to satisfy industry needs. 

Find out more about the CIMA Centre of Excellence

  • Where We Lead, Others Follow

    Management accountants lead businesses to success. CIMA is the first and only global professional body for Chartered Management Accountants and is recognised as the most relevant financial qualification for business today.

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  • Fast Track To CIMA

    Find out about our fast track route to CIMA for MBA holders.

    Master's gateway route


As a Recognised Controlling Body (RCB) for SARS, CIMA is required to regulate South African members and students providing taxation services in terms of Section 240 of the Tax Administration Act (2011), with effect from 1 July 2013. CIMA members and CIMA students (who have successfully completed the Certificate in Business Accounting (CBA) are now eligible to provide tax services.

Find more information on registering as a Tax Practitioner through CIMA:

Tax Practitioner

Access the CPD requirements and the 2018 annual subscription package:

CPD requirements

Access the tax compliance record sheet:

 CPD requirements

Access more information on applying for a PR number:

Applying for a PR number

CIMA acknowledges the need for the provision of information regarding our members’ role and function as Commissioners of Oaths in the public sector. 

We have therefore prepared a brief guide which will enable members to utilise and understand this vital role.

Members in practice (MiPs) are chartered global management accountants in professional practice who provide accounting services to all types of businesses, but are not direct employees of those businesses.

More information can be found on our MiPs page:

About MiPs

The CIMA CFO Programme is an exclusive programme offered to Chief Financial Officers (CFOs), Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and senior management who wish to enhance their professional standing through CIMA.

As part of this fast track programme, successful candidates will attend four mandatory revision workshops and sit only the last paper of the CIMA Professional Qualification. 

With successful completion of this paper and the relevant work experience, the candidates will qualify for CIMA membership and earn the professional global designation of Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) conferred by CIMA and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

 CIMA CFO Programme

How to activate your route to CGMA designation

1. Submit a detailed CV, SAICA CA (SA) certificate, SAICA Letter of Good Standing and your ID document to Naeem Joosub at

2. Allow 4-6 weeks to receive a response.

3. Upon approval, you will be eligible to register as a CIMA student.

4. All candidates are exempted from 15 modules and assessed on the Strategic Case Study Exam 

5. Fees include mandatory workshop, study material and all CIMA related fees. Contact Naeem Joosub at to find out more.

The Chartered Management Accountant qualification is registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) at Level 7. The SAQA NQF registration number is 20400. The minimum credits attached to this are 930.

Please find out more here.

The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants

The most influential body of professional accountants

Combining the strengths of the American Institute of CPAs and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, we empower the world’s most highly-skilled accountants – CPAs and CGMAs – with the knowledge, insight and foresight to meet today’s demands and tomorrow’s challenges.

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The Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation is powered by AICPA (the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants) and CIMA, two of the world’s leading accounting organisations.

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Start studying the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting or the CIMA Professional Qualification. 




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