CIMA*, set up in London in 1919, is one of the largest international and professional organizations associating experts at management accounting. Moreover, CIMA associates more than 232,000 members and students in 179 countries. Members and students of CIMA are regarded as professional workers and hired both in public and business sectors. Furthermore, members and students of CIMA are valuable workers in non-profit organizations.
The aim of CIMA is to support people dealing with accountancy, in particular management accounting, and management. CIMA helps individual people and companies reach business aims and achieve professional success. Thanks to using possibilities that management accounting gives.
CIMA is the organization that cooperates closely with employees and management accounting researchers. It is the sponsor of many modern research projects, which later are used to increase the qualifications of CIMA members and students. CIMA constantly updates its qualifications and job experience requirements thanks to its cooperation with employers and management accounting researchers. In 2012 CIMA together with an American Institute CPA (AICPA) established the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). It is the global quality standard that further elevates the profession of management accounting. CIMA emphasizes professional and ethical behaviours of CIMA students and members. Thanks to these activities CIMA certificates are appreciated by employers. CIMA certificates catch attention of employers when recruiting financially-trained business leaders.
CIMA is proud of being the first professional accounting organization to provide a truly global product in the modern area of Global Business Services. More information about CIMA can be found at www.cimaglobal.com.
* Information about CIMA were based on materials present at http://www.cimaglobal.com/About-us/ and the document MOU CIMA-ALK.
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