THE CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANTS
The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), founded in 1919, is the world’s leading and largest professional body of management accountants, with members and students operating in 177 countries, working at the heart of business. CIMA members and students work in industry, commerce, the public sector and not-for-profit organisations. CIMA works closely with employers and sponsors leading-edge research, constantly updating its qualification, professional experience requirements and continuing professional development to ensure it remains the employers’ choice when recruiting financially-trained business leaders.
CIMA and American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) joined forces in 2012 to provide accounting professionals with a new level of resources and recognition by introducing the globally certified Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation holder. In January 2017, CIMA and AICPA evolved the joint venture in creating the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (also known as the Association) that marks a significant milestone in the evolution of the financial and accounting profession. It brings together the resources and capabilities of both organisations to advance management and public accounting and drive opportunity, trust and prosperity through excellence in finance and accounting globally.
The Association represents 667,000 members and students in public and management accounting and advocates for the public interest and business sustainability on current and emerging issues. With broad reach, rigor and resources, the Association advances the reputation, employability and quality of CPAs, CGMA designation holders and accounting and finance professionals globally.