About Us

With an extensive global remit encompassing more than 227,000 members and students across 179 countries, CIMA is the world's largest and leading international professional body of management accountants. We work at the very heart of business in industry, commerce and not for profit organisations and have powerful strategic relationships with a wide array of employers.

CIMA prepares people for a career in business. We teach skills for strategic advice, managing risk and making key decisions. Our syllabus is designed to deliver a strong understanding of all aspects of business so our members can contribute in many areas of an organisation.

We sponsor cutting-edge research and constantly update our qualifications, professional requirements and CPD programme. As the demands of employers change, we adapt. As a result, our members and students are first choice for those recruiting financially-trained business leaders.

At CIMA, we are committed to upholding the highest ethical and professional standards, and to maintaining public confidence in management accounting.

Through a joint venture with the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) we have established a global recognition of management accounting; the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation. All CIMA members are designation holders.


The American Institute of CPAs is the world's largest member association representing the accounting profession, with more than 400,000 members in 145 countries, and a history of serving the public interest since 1887. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting.


A CGMA designation tells the world you're a trusted, expert strategist connecting all aspects of business. Backed by a powerful array of benefits, you can stay connected to the pulse of your profession, become a knowledge leader and join the conversation.

The CGMA designation:

  • Recognises experience and skills globally.
  • Showcases the individual's value around the world.
  • Connects people to a community of like-minded peers.
  • Gives the tools needed to succeed.

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