The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) has launched a special offer of 50 per cent off its standard registration fee for Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and Masters of Science (MSc) in accounting holders, as well as chartered accountants.
The special offer, which closes 31 December 2016, allows Nigerians with the relevant degrees to extend the global reach of their career by obtaining the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation.
This designation for management accountants, the company said in a statement, is recognised the world over as the most relevant finance qualification for business and is powered by the expertise and resources of CIMA and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
CIMA Nigeria Country Manager, Ijeoma Anadozie said: “In today’s volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous business environment, high-quality decision making has become more important or more difficult. Integrated thinking is the future. Remarkably, the CIMA curriculum has been designed to produce integrated thinkers who are in high demand in top organisations because they perform consistently better than industry peers. And against the backdrop of Naira’s deprecation, we see this as the way to make CIMA more accessible to a greater number of business, finance and accounting graduates and professionals.”
The Country Manager disclosed that CIMA’s accelerated route has been extended to chartered accountants, MSc in Accounting and MBA holders in Nigeria.
The route, according to her, grants 12 exemptions out of 17 papers, leaving applicants just five papers to write after the initial assessment.
“Successful candidates are also awarded the CIMA Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting, entitling them to use of the professional letters CIMA Ad Dip MA. The CIMA founded in 1919, is the world’s leading and largest professional body of management accountants, with over 227,000 members and students in 179 countries, working at the heart of business. CIMA members and students work in industry, commerce, and the public sector and not-for-profit organisations.
“CIMA works closely with employers and sponsors leading-edge research, constantly updating its qualification, professional experience requirements and continuing professional development to ensure it remains the employers’ choice when recruiting financially-trained business leaders. Professionalism and ethics are at the core of CIMA’s activities with every member and student bound by robust standards so that integrity, expertise and vision are brought together, “she said.
CIMA, she stated, has formed a joint venture with the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) to establish the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation.
“CGMA is the global quality standard that further elevates the profession of management accounting. The designation recognises the most talented and committed management accountants with the discipline and skill to drive strong business performance. CIMA is proud to be the first professional accounting body to offer a truly global product in the fast-moving area of Islamic Finance, “she said.