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About CIMA

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CIMA (the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) is for the commercially minded – the strategists, the ones with ideas and determination, who can see alternative ways to do things. And our qualification will empower you to bring finance into the digital age.

We’re about much more than financial accounting. Of course, our students learn the technical skills they’ll need to succeed as a finance professional. But we also equip our students and members with the digital skills they need to be future-ready. They master the business skills they need to make an impact in and beyond the finance function. They develop the people and leadership skills that are vital to excel in business. They learn to always act with integrity and objectivity.

Founded in 1919, we’re proud to be the largest and most influential body of management accountants in the world. And as part of the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA & CIMA), we’re home to over 657,000 students and members spread across 179 countries and territories around the globe.

You’ll find CIMA members in all kinds of organisations: big and small, public and private. In fact, 96% of FTSE 100 companies employ CIMA students and members along with 225,000 other organisations worldwide.

If you are already studying a relevant degree at university, you may be eligible for our free exemptions, fast-tracking your journey to becoming a finance professional. We’re the first finance and accounting professional body to remove fees from our exemptions and to move our exams fully online – giving you a great deal of flexibility to study where, when and how you want.

Your future starts here, with CIMA.

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