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Members Plus 2021

Stay up-to-date with the latest news and information about what's happening in Ireland.

Update from Ciaran Phelan, Head of Ireland

Paul Turner

Welcome to our Summer edition of Members Plus.

As we enter the Summer months, I would like to look back on the first six months of the year and report on progress. In CIMA Ireland we are very pleased with our performance so far this year. New student numbers are strong, and we are particularly proud of the number of students who have chosen our CGMA Financial Leadership Program platform as their route to achieving the CGMA designation. As I have said previously this is the future as students progress through both continual assessment and examination. Feedback from students who have signed up on the platform has been very positive and exam results to date have been very encouraging.

CIMA students have been able to progress through the qualification despite many exam centres closed due to Covid. CIMA students can sit their exams from the comfort and safety of their homes and this has ensured exams taken have remained at expected levels, ensuring students continue to progress towards their qualification and ultimate membership. Last year we elected 100 new members and looking at this year’s performance to date we are on target to match this figure in 2021.

Growing student numbers and progressing students to membership is only one half of our business. The other is equally important and that is supporting our members with their continuous professional development. We do this through our excellent CGMA store and member events. As a result of Covid these have all taken place virtually and the numbers attending have been phenomenal. Going forward the virtual platform will be continued as it is far more convenient for members to attend despite their location and if they cannot attend live all sessions are recorded.

At this point I would like to express my sincere thanks to all your fellow members who volunteer their time to support CIMA and other members on our four regional committees. Their advice and support ensure we are delivering content that the members will appreciate and is relevant to their individual business sectors. We also get invaluable support from our Ireland panel under the chair of Margaret Healy. Thank you all for your time and most importantly your invaluable assistance which ensures our focus on supporting our students and members is relevant to their needs.

For the rest of the year our focus will be on growing students on the FLP platform, supporting students with their progression through the qualification and delivering quality CPD for you our members.

Have a great Summer!

King regards,


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