CIMA is different from many other accounting studies which train people for private practice, working on accounting, external audit and tax issues.
Why Choose CIMA?
CIMA is different from many other accounting studies which train people for private practice, working on accounting, external audit and tax issues. CIMA prepares people for a career in business. It teaches skills for strategic advice, managing risk and making key decisions.
The syllabus is designed to deliver a strong understanding of all aspects of business such that upon qualifying, CIMA members are able to contribute in many areas of an organisation.
CIMA members are not only qualified to work in finance but across various sectors of an organisation. In addition to strong accounting fundamentals, CIMA teaches strategic business and management skills including:
- Analysis – to analyse information and utilise it to make business decisions.
- Strategy – to formulate business strategy so as to create wealth and add shareholder value.
- Risk – to identify and manage risk.
- Planning – to apply accounting techniques to plan and budget.
- Communication – to determine what information management needs and explain the numbers to non-financial managers.
Advantages of studying and becoming a CIMA member
Be recognized globally
By becoming a CIMA member you will join the world’s largest professional body of management accountants. You will be able to use the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation and be part of a truly global network.
The CGMA designation is powered by two of the world’s leading accounting bodies – CIMA and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). It aims to establish management accounting as the most valued profession in business worldwide.
Combine finance and business
CIMA focuses on business, giving you more than just accounting knowledge. You will not only be financially qualified but also professionally trained in business management, capable of advising on business strategy and risk management.
Demonstrate professionalism and employability
As a CIMA student or member, you show employers that you have a commitment to uphold the highest ethical and professional standards. Our on-going professional development also keeps your qualification relevant.
Boost your earning potential
A CIMA qualification can increase your earning potential, even while you are still studying. Our global salary surveys show what you can expect to earn as a fully qualified or part-qualified professional.
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