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Why CIMA?

We are the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. The world’s largest professional body of management accountants, with the most useful accounting qualification for a career in business.

Our aim is to help individuals and businesses to succeed by harnessing the full power of management accounting – not just accounting for the balance sheet, but accounting for business. 

Our top four reasons to become a CGMA designation holder are:

1. Catch the eye of employers around the globe

Thousands of companies around the world, from multinationals to the newest start-ups in the public and private sectors, train their people with us. Chances are, in any industry you can think of, there’ll be CGMA designation holders.

2. Choose your own role

The CIMA qualification is designed to bring together management accounting, financial accounting and business, so you’ll have the practical skills employers need. That way, you’ll be qualified to work in a wide range of roles from finance to consultancy, IT to senior management positions.

3. Earn higher salaries

As a CGMA designation holder, you can earn more and go further. Even while you’re still studying, you can step ahead in the job market. Because working to get your designation shows employers you’re dedicated, hardworking and always thinking about your future. And, if you’re already working, the CGMA designation can help you move up the ladder.

4. Study at your own speed

Our on-demand exams and flexible structure put you in control, so you work at the pace that works for you. You could complete a level every year, or take a steadier pace if you’re balancing studies with a busy working life, family or university studies. Studying with CIMA, you choose when and where to sit each exam, at more than 5,500 Pearson VUE test centres around the world.

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