About CIMA

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) is the world’s largest professional body of management accountants offering the most relevant accounting qualification for a career in business.
The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) is a UK based professional body offering training and qualification in management accountancy and related subjects. It is focused on accountants working in industry, and provides ongoing support and training for members.

CIMA is one of the professional associations for accountants in the UK and Ireland. Its particular emphasis is on developing the management accounting profession. CIMA is the largest management accounting body in the world with 106,095 members in 2016.[1]CIMA is also a member of the International Federation of Accountants.

If you are considering a career in finance or business, the CIMA qualification will open doors with top employers all over the world. As a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) you’ll earn more and go further.

By studying the CIMA qualification and going on to become 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: the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). It aims to establish management accounting as the most valued profession in business worldwide.

The CIMA Code of Ethics is what sets CIMA (and you) apart from other qualifications. Practising ethical decision-making and reflecting on your skills as a finance professional will be an integral part of your CIMA studies.
Adding ‘CIMA student’ to your CV gives you a huge advantage in the job market, as it shows employers that you’re dedicated, hardworking, commercially aware and serious about your future. And if you’re already working, a CIMA qualification can increase your chances of progressing to a more senior position and earning more.

The CIMA Professional Qualification is recognised worldwide as the most relevant global finance qualification for business. You’ll need a background in business and finance to get started.

As a CIMA-qualified professional, you’ll be able to drive business success and use your financial knowledge to influence strategic decisions and manage performance.

The Professional Qualification consists of the operational, management and strategic levels. There are 12 computer-based assessments in total, consisting of nine objective tests (three per level) and three integrated case studies (one per level).