The modern business world is defined by change. To prosper during this global disruption, you need to take charge of your career development — and your CV. Organisations and individuals around the world need finance professionals. And if you’re willing to step into a new role, you can lead the economic recovery.
The ongoing crisis is affecting everything from individual roles to whole economies, making the demand for management accountants higher than ever. Wherever you’re coming from, you’ve arrived at the right place for stability and opportunity. With the help of CIMA®, you can take on a rewarding new position and make a serious impact.
You’re already on the path to a better future. Here are your next steps to updating your CV and starting your new career:
Embrace change — and take action
Beginning a new career requires adopting a new mindset. To prosper in our ever-evolving professional landscape, you must view change as an opportunity instead of a threat. If you’re constantly scanning the horizon for new developments and thinking of practical ways to apply them, you’ll be far more competitive than those who only react to change. Spell this out in your CV.
CIMA helps you foster this adaptability by regularly updating our syllabus with the latest input from leading employers and finance experts. A flexible mindset calls for flexible learning methods, which is why we offer a range of study options to complete the globally recognised CIMA Professional Qualification. This empowers you to learn anywhere, anytime, instead of building your life around your schedule.
Being able to learn at my convenience made a huge impact. CIMA gave me the resources and support I needed to complete my studies and immediately start working
Use your experience
Changing direction at any stage of life is scary — but it’s exciting, too. Try to remember that you’re not starting from scratch. Wherever you go, you bring a wealth of unique real-world experience and skills. It’s what makes you stand out, so apply your previous knowledge and leverage your existing contacts when you’re revising your CV.
Your experience pays off when it comes to CIMA, too. We respect your previous professional accomplishments and allow for exam exemptions, based on your personal history. This ensures you only invest time learning new material.
'Thanks to my previous position at a Private Equity firm, I exempted several exams and shaved a year off my studies
As you master new competencies and expand your expertise, you’ll develop a skill set that’s in high demand in virtually every industry, all around the globe. Let your confidence and your ambitions grow along with your CV.
CIMA is perfectly positioned to help you realise your potential. Our CGMA® designation is recognised in 179 countries, and 91 of the Fortune 100 choose our designation holders. When you study with CIMA, you join an influential community that can help you crack into the global market. From media and publishing to retail and travel to engineering and manufacturing, you’ll find opportunities for management accountants everywhere — and discover that CIMA already has powerful ties to these sectors and many more.
Multinational corporations really seem to put a lot of stock in the CIMA Professional Qualification. I’m working for one of the biggest consulting firms in the world
Imagine yourself here
To provide an example of how effectively you might transition into management accounting, put yourself in the place of Bev, a longtime business administrator. Bev enrols with CIMA, presenting a CV that details her past accomplishments and transferable skills. In light of her experience analysing financial operations and overseeing expenditures, she can exempt an exam. Since management accounting also requires people skills and she has experience mediating with employees, we offer her another exemption.
Bev wants to keep working while she pursues her CIMA Professional Qualification. Using her nights and weekends, she completes her studies with remote-learning options.
While your exact pathway to the CIMA Professional Qualification will differ from Bev’s, her example demonstrates how your current skills and experience put you on the fast track to management accounting.
The pace of change is only going to accelerate, and those who don’t keep up will be left behind.
To transform your career, start with upgrading your CV. Be sure to include everything you’ve learned here, everything that CIMA can teach you, of course, the CGMA designation. Explore CIMA today and learn how to thrive in the business world of tomorrow.