Brexit and the CIMA Professional Qualification
The UK-EU trade deal does not impact the status of the CIMA Professional Qualification in the EU. However, if you are seeking access to a regulated accountancy profession in the EU, you will need to get your CIMA Professional Qualification officially recognised by the appropriate regulator in each country where you intend to work. You can check the official guidance here.
Existing recognition of professional qualifications between UK and Ireland will continue under the long-standing Common Travel Area arrangements between the UK, the Crown Dependencies and Ireland. UK and Irish regulators have worked together to ensure that this can continue post-Brexit, and we have confirmed with the Irish Auditing and Accounting Supervisory Authority (IAASA) that CIMA retains its status as a prescribed accountancy body (PAB), meaning that the CIMA Professional Qualification continues to be recognised in Ireland.
The CGMA designation continues to be the global benchmark for the management accounting profession and CIMA members remain highly sought-after, skilled professionals – we do not expect your employability or ability to work in the EU to be affected post-Brexit. We will also continue to work with our partners and counterparts in the EU to ensure the widest possible recognition of the CIMA Professional Qualification across the 27 member states.”