The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) is a United Kingdom-based professional body offering qualifications in management accountancy and related subjects, focused on accounting for business. CIMA is continuously gaining recognition as one of largest and leading professional body of management accountants throughout the world. CIMA South Africa has been recognised by the South African Qualifications Authority as the professional body for management accountants in South Africa. Thousands of organisations employ CIMA students and members, many in the knowledge that their businesses will benefit from the financial expertise and strategic vision that Chartered Management Accountants possess.
The qualification comprises three pillars of domain knowledge divided into three levels of achievement. The three levels are operational, management and strategic. When combined with the required practical experience, the CIMA qualification ensures that members are business ready. To complete the CIMA qualification, and be able to use the Chartered Global Management Accountants designation, students need to: