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CIMA helps aspiring students and businesses to succeed by harnessing the full power of management accounting – not just accounting for the balance sheet, but accounting for business.

Along with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), CIMA established the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation in the year 2012 to provide members with greater global recognition.

The CIMA syllabus draws on the unique CGMA Global Management Accounting Principles© and CGMA Competency Framework to empower individuals with high-level abilities to help them achieve sustainable success in both business and finance.

Our exemptions search will help you find out if the qualification you have studied exempts you from sitting some CIMA exams. If your qualification is on our database of accredited programmes, you will see which CIMA exams you may be exempt from. You must have qualified during the years stated on the database and must have taken the required modules.

In order to become a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), you need a minimum of three years’ verified relevant work-based practical experience.

The practical experience requirements (PER) are an essential part of the CIMA Qualification and CIMA’s membership application process. They complement assessments and demonstrate your ability to apply your knowledge and skills in the context of your professional experience. 

Your PER application will be assessed to determine whether you have gained sufficient experience to be awarded Associate membership – giving you the associate chartered management accountant (ACMA) and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designations. Mercury’s work placement and career guidance programmes will ensure that you find employment at a CIMA approved employer.