CIMA - Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

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CIMA - Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

Who are CIMA?

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, also known as CIMA, are the world’s leading awarding body for Management Accountants. They were initially founded in 1919, and in 1986 were granted a Royal Charter, becoming a globally recognised accounting qualification.

The organisation are members of the International Federation of Accountants, and in partnership with AICPA, formed the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants - a global accounting network of more than 650,000 members and students. The awarding body has more than 227,000 members and students alone in over 179 countries, providing great networking opportunities with like-minded individuals within the finance industry.


CIMA courses allow professionals to gain essential experience and certifications to embark on careers in management accounting or business finance roles. They are the perfect opportunity to develop a concrete foundation in the finance industry, enabling you to build a solid, rewarding career with fantastic progression opportunities.

Studying members of the awarding body earn approximately £32,000 on average, and qualified professionals on average can earn a salary of up to £60,000.

Some of our previous e-Careers students have embarked upon successful careers in management accounting, bookkeeping and payroll, and finance. A CIMA course equips you with essential business and management accounting knowledge at the highest level, which ensures every individual has the relevant skills to match their desired role in the finance industry.

Gaining the CIMA Professional Certificate will provide you will a well-rounded approach to business endeavours and enhance your knowledge in technical accounting, management, operations and strategy to name a few.

Key benefits of CIMA

Largest management accounting community: Become part of the world’s largest management accounting community and gain opportunities through networking with others in the finance industry.

Learn key industry skills: CIMA courses offer the highest level of business and management accounting knowledge, providing you with the relevant skills to succeed in your professionalism.

Support and guidance: career guidance and continued professional development programmes are available with all CIMA courses, meaning career success is achievable following completion.

Globally recognised qualification: the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants is a globally regarded organisation and holders of its qualifications are instantly recognised for their invaluable skills and knowledge.

Valuable candidates: organisations can benefit from employing CIMA qualified professionals as they can save a business money through their thorough understanding of processes and efficiencies.

Opportunities with CIMA qualification

A CIMA qualification will provide you with the critical knowledge that is in demand with employers and prepares you to work in any business.

CIMA Courses

Job Prospect

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Salary Range


CIMA Professional - Chartered Management Accounting

Chartered Accountant, Management Accountant

£25k - £70k

CIMA Certificate - Business Accounting

Chartered Accountant, Business Accountant, Financial Advisor

£30k - £50k

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