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The new online route to prestigious Chartered Institute of Management Accountants’ Professional Qualification launched

  • New e-learning and assessment platform provides alternative pathway to completing CIMA’s CGMA Professional Qualification
  • New route meets accelerating demand for remote digital self-paced learning

 6 September 2022, London – Today, The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, the combined strength of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) launched its digital learning CGMA Finance Leadership Program to students and employers in the U.K. as a new and alternative pathway to completing CIMA’s CGMA Professional Qualification.

This launch comes in response to increased demand to deliver remote access and flexible self-paced online learning. It will develop future generations of Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation holders, required for driving business performance and supporting economic recovery.

With traditional in-person tuition and examination methods being challenged by digital acceleration, this new e-learning and assessment platform provides instant on-line access for aspiring business and finance leaders to learn finance skills and competencies needed in the world of business and accounting.

The CGMA Finance Leadership Program covers competencies in accounting, business, people, leadership and digital skills set out in the Professional Qualification syllabus and assesses their application across operations, management and strategy. Students can start their learning journey at an appropriate entry level, building on existing education achievement, with their employer able to monitor and support their students as they progress.

There will be two subscription options for the Finance Leadership program, called Skills Plus and Skills Premium. The Association has partnered with Kaplan, who will provide Skills Premium subscribers with expert-led live online classes for competencies and Case Study preparation, as well as a tutor who can be contacted to give further help on difficult topics.

Upon successful completion of each of the three levels of guided learning and assessments, participants must successfully pass the end of level Case Study exams and meet professional experience requirements to become a CGMA designation holder and CIMA member. It also gives access to the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, the world’s largest body of accounting professionals, representing nearly 700,000 members and students.

The Association’s UK & Ireland Regional Vice President, Paul Turner, said:

“The world is changing, and the CGMA Finance Leadership Program has been launched to meet the growing demand for self-paced e-learning in the U.K. Whilst traditional learning and examinations in test centres still have their place, it is right in the digital age that we offer alternative pathways to learn, understand and apply finance skills and knowledge.

“Earning CIMA’s CGMA Professional Qualification helps lay the foundation for a fantastic career and opens up opportunities to be a successful business leader. I’m delighted that through the CGMA Finance Leadership Program we can offer these opportunities to more people than ever before, while maintaining the exceptionally high standards of the qualification.”