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CIMA Global Proffessional Qualification
The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) is a 91-year old global organization with over 183,000 members and students in more than 168 countries. CIMA is a chartered body, which received the Royal Charter in 1975 and it is headquartered in London. CIMA, a recognized body by the International Federation of Accountants, was founded by the same person who started Unilever to meet the demands for trained management accountants globally.
CIMA provides an internationally recognised accountancy qualification, which is unique in its focus on accounting for business. Unlike traditional accountancy qualifications, such as ACCA and ICAEW that focus on audit and tax, CIMA s professional qualification has a strategic business focus. Management accountants are involved at the heart of the business; their roles are much more dynamic and geared towards assessing business possibilities, grasping opportunities and shaping the future of organisations.
CIMA prides itself on the commercial relevance of its qualification syllabus, which is in tune with the activities of high performance organisations, and evolves continually to reflect the latest developments in global business. It is committed to upholding the highest ethical and professional standards of members and students, and to maintaining public confidence in management accountancy.
It has been said that 2009 is the year of the CFO . With finance professionals being placed centre stage, the financial depth and commercial breadth of CIMA s qualification means that its students and members have a crucial role to play in getting their organisations through the recession.
CIMA is an authoritative commentator on key issues affecting business internationally. It is committed to supporting its members and students through the current economic downturn. The financial depth and commercial breadth of the CIMA qualification means that its members and students are well equipped to steer their organisations out of the economic crisis.
CIMA is a research driven management accountancy organization and has positioned itself as thought leader with innovations such as the concept of Enterprise Governance, the CIMA Strategic Scorecard and the Report Leadership stakeholder group.
CIMA works mainly in four areas, which include Academic, Learning Partnerships, Corporate and Members and Students. CIMA is the only international professional qualification for business.
In India, CIMA is present for the past eight years as a liaison office and has over 3500 members and students. It aims to promote CIMA qualification and develop management chartered accountants as business leaders. It has also signed an MOU with ICWAI India.