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CGMA for employers

CGMAs look beyond the numbers to inform strategy and make key decisions about the future of the business.

There’s no doubt that hiring or training a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) will help your business thrive, whatever your size or sector. As well as strong financial accounting knowledge, they’ll bring valuable, relevant skills to the team like problem solving, strategy planning, dynamic analysis and leadership.

And with the CGMA letters after their name they’ll inspire confidence in the partners, clients and stakeholders they work with. 

What is management accounting?

Management accounting combines accounting, finance and management with the business skills and techniques you’ll need to add real value to any organisation. Management accountants are qualified to work across the business, not just in finance, advising managers on the financial implications of big decisions, formulating business strategy and monitoring risk – much more than just crunching numbers.  

Who is CIMA?

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants® (CIMA) is the largest professional body of management accountants in the world, offering the most relevant accounting qualification for a career in business. Our unique syllabus blends management and financial accounting with a strong focus on business.

What is CGMA?

The CGMA designation, established by CIMA and AICPA, recognises the most talented and committed management accountants with the skill to drive businesses forward. CGMAs are trained to manage performance, translate complex information and look to the future. More importantly, they enable their organisations to make the right decisions and solve problems effectively. 


With CIMA, your employee will delve deeper into the topics they covered in AAT, gaining new skills like financial analysis, project management, negotiation and leadership. As a Chartered Global Management Accountant they’ll interpret complex information and communicate it effectively across the business. They’ll be trained to make decisions about the future of your company, and to manage risk.

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Existing CGMA employers

Already employ CIMA qualified staff? Keep your business on the right path by continuing to support and train CGMAs with the help of our employer resources and thought leadership hub.

CGMAs in the public sector

CIMA members’ problem-solving skills and strategic thinking make them a huge asset to the public sector. Keep your business on the right path by finding out how you can hire Chartered Global Management accountants or upskill your current employees.


Discover how Chartered Global Management Accountants can add value to your small or medium sized business.

Training and development accreditation scheme

Attract and retain talent by supporting your staff on their lifelong learning journey. Learn how the scheme works.

CGMA: the new global standard

Find out more about Chartered Global Management Accountants (CGMA) and what skills they possess that can help drive your business forward.