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Built on a foundation of rigorous professional development and practical experience qualifications, the CGMA program instructs a mastery of skills from four knowledge areas: technical, business, people and leadership. The CGMA exam then assesses these skills, and through the learning and application of these competencies, CGMA designation holders drive better business decisions for their organizations.

  • The CGMA designation recognizes management accounts worldwide.

    The joint venture between AICPA and CIMA represents more than 600,000 current and future accounting professionals, and raises the profile of the CGMA designation both in the U.S. and abroad.

  • Become a CGMA

    To obtain the CGMA designation through the AICPA, qualified candidates must pass the CGMA exam, meet the experience requirements and be a member of AICPA.

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  • CGMA success stories

    Take a peek into the lives of a few CGMAs who recently went through the CGMA Program, and have experienced firsthand, both the rigor and the value of going through the Program.

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In 2011, we formed our joint venture with AICPA to establish the Chartered Global Management Accountant® (CGMA®) designation. This marked the start of our new strategy for international growth.

This has been a successful joint venture and since then, CIMA's global reach has increased significantly and we now have 50,000 CGMAs in the US.

Together we have developed the CGMA Competency Framework and the AICPA | CIMA Competency and Learning website.

In addition, members from over 20 countries contributed to our consultation on our CGMA Global Management Accounting Principles and our ability to influence international standards of best practice, our professional 

partnerships and the popularity of our qualifications in new markets have all increased.

This is shown through Robert Half recently listing CGMA as one of the most in-demand credentials in the US

Taking CIMA to the next stage                                                 Members have now endorsed the proposal to accelerate our long-term strategy through the deepening of our joint venture with the AICPA and creation of a new accounting association. For more information on the proposal, click here.

"The Association will offer a powerful drive to progress the evolution of the management accounting profession. A win-win for all stakeholders." 
Ammar Alhassan FCMA, CGMA, CFO, BMMI

We are at the forefront of our profession's response to new business needs and produce research and insights to challenge thinking and keep CGMAs at the forefront of the profession.

  • In the new CGMA report, 'Joining the dots: decision making for a new era', 80% of respondents admit they've discovered that a strategic decision was made based on flawed information at least once in the last three years. Read more
  • The recent CGMA report CIMA and the AICPA developed with Oracle, 'The digital finance imperative', highlights that next-generation finance requires CGMAs to keep pace with the digitisation of business and technological change to remain relevant. We reported that in 2015, 84% of the S&P 500 market value was made up of intangible assets, whereas in 1975, 83% were tangible assets. Read more

The way the world does business is changing, with profound challenges for organisations across the world. Systems of production, management, and governance are all being transformed, putting increasing pressure on businesses to create added value.

Helping business adapt                                                            The pace of change is accelerating. In today’s complex and fast-paced environment, businesses need a new agility to stay competitive.

Management accountants are central to managing and exploiting change on this scale, and CIMA is committed to making sure our members lead the process.

Our goal                                                                                 The creation of the new Association will accelerate CIMA’s long-term strategy and ensure our qualifications and designations are recognised as the most relevant in global management accountancy by employers, regulators and our profession.

"With an ever increasing pace of change and range of disruption in the economy, every organisation needs to look a couple of steps ahead."                                                    Krzysztof Skajewski, Head of BI & Decision Support, RBS

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