Door 1: Freedom to negotiate
No matter what the future holds, there will always be a demand for accounting and finance professionals. Receiving and earning an international qualification provides certainty that your services will be recognised, appreciated and in demand.
Digital disruption is challenging the relevance of traditional skils while creating transformative opportunities for organisations and individuals. The pandemic and subsequent global financial crisis is driving transformation of the finance function. It's scary. But it's opening a world of opportunity because businesses need financial professionals to navigate the new normal.
We connect accounting professionals looking for their next opportunity with employers searching for the best talent. As a job-seeker, we’ll bring you career opportunities in our online career hub. As of September, 873,000 jobs have already been advertised.
Door 2: Freedom to choose
CIMA members and students work in a variety of roles in an even wider variety of industries around the world —
- Neighbourhood accounting firms to global consultancies, including KPMG, EY, Deloitte and PwC
- Civil service roles in Defence, the environment, international non-governmental organisations and charities
- Big tech companies, like Microsoft, Amazon, Intel and FitBit
- Startups to large commercial multinationals, such as Coca Cola, Shell, Mars and Unilever
Career goals are attainable with CIMA, and you can learn on the job if you choose the apprenticeship route. Previously apprentices themselves, Louise Quinney and Colin McLean of Bae Systems note that CIMA is the preferred organisation when seeking an apprentice. The CIMA qualification creates candidates that are ready to work in finance.
Door 3: Freedom to move
CIMA qualification opens the door to parts of the world you may have only seen in movies or daydreams, and CIMA members bring high value to any business.
Through CIMA, you’ll also have access to the Chartered Global Management Accountant® (CGMA®) designation. The CGMA designation is the most widely held management accounting designation in the world, with more than 150,000 designees.
Door 4: Freedom to connect
With CIMA, you’ll join one of the most innovative groups of management accountants worldwide, with exposure to how finance is done in a variety of countries and cultures.
Being connected with 431,000 like-minded peers allows opportunities for introductions and offers access to career advice, tools, templates and professional development opportunities.
Door 5: Freedom to specialise
Around the world, people have realised that CIMA is the path to a successful career in finance and business.
Whatever you envision for your future and wherever your professional journey leads, we’ll provide resources and opportunities to forge the path.
The future is yours for the taking. Discover the power of opportunity with CIMA.