Andrew Miskin FCMA, CGMA has been elected as the 83rd President of The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) at the Institute’s annual general meeting (AGM) on June 18. Andrew, who has 25 years’ experience as a management consultant, will be responsible for chairing the institute’s governance arrangements and advocating for CIMA and management accounting.
Andrew has held a variety of roles within CIMA, including serving on the CIMA council, as Chairman of CIMA’s members' services committee and as Deputy President of the executive committee. On the day of his election to President, the result of a member ballot in favour of a new accounting association with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants was also announced. Andrew will therefore oversee the creation of the new body.
Andrew Miskin said: “This is one of the most exciting times for CIMA and I’m proud to start my new role on the same day we announced the vote of our members in favour of The Association.
“The role of Management Accountants is evolving from the reporting of financial and operational performance. Today, it is about communicating decision-relevant information and providing management with a forecast of potential outcomes. Therefore, new competences and especially a new confidence in dealing with uncertainty is required. Management Accountants are now leaders at all business levels and they create and protect value. So, I have the good fortune to begin my presidency at a time when management accountancy is becoming more relevant than ever.
“CIMA will continue to be the most important advocate for the management accounting profession and I am looking forward to playing my part in this as CIMA’s President.”
During his management consulting career Andrew has lived and worked all over the world – from Paris, Iraq and Switzerland to Ukraine. He has held senior leadership roles within Esso, KPMG, IBM, CSC and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Andrew is also a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and a Chartered Engineer. He undertakes pro-bono charitable consulting work through the auspices of the Worshipful Company of Management Consultants.
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