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New generation of South African accounting and finance professionals awarded the CGMA designation
Two hundred-and-sixty new candidates have been awarded the CGMA designation at a convocation that took place in Johannesburg, led by CIMA president and co-chair of the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, Sarah Ghosh, FCMA, CGMA. The new cohort will help meet the growing needs of business and the South African economy for accounting and finance services. 16 May 2024 Read more

CIMA president and co-chair of the Association set to visit South Africa
Sarah Ghosh, FCMA, CGMA, president of The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), and co-chair of the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (the Association), which represents AICPA & CIMA, will be visiting South Africa from 11 to 14 May 2024. 10 May 2024 Read more

New AICPA & CIMA research shows deep divide among finance professionals about the future of finance
AICPA & CIMA released today their Re-defining finance for a sustainable world white paper, the latest iteration of their Future of Finance research programme. Originally launched in 2019 with the Re-inventing finance for a digital world white paper, this extensive global research programme explores the future of the accounting and finance profession in the age of disruption and its broader ecosystem, defining essential skills, competencies, and knowledge needed to succeed in an ever-changing business world. 29 Apr 2024 Read more

CIMA and ICAN Membership Pathway Agreement sees first-ever accountant acquire dual designations
A member of The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the world’s leading professional body and one of the founding members of the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, Florian Hartzenberg, ACMA, CGMA, has become the first professional accountant in Namibia to acquire both the Chartered Accountant, Namibia (CA(NAM)) and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designations, following the accounting body’s Membership Pathway Agreement with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Namibia (ICAN). 2 Apr 2024 Read more

CIMA and Fasset train hundreds of accountants on International Financial Reporting Standards
Memorandum of Understanding with Fasset enables finance and accounting professionals to enhance their IFRS expertise and support the transition to more responsible business practices. 1 Mar 2024 Read more

Sustainability reporting and assurance practices of largest global companies continue to mature
The largest global companies are providing more detail and breadth in their sustainability reporting, and are also obtaining a greater scope of assurance on those disclosures, according to an updated report from the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) and AICPA & CIMA. The study, an annual benchmark that now includes 2022 data, also found the use of varying sustainability standards and frameworks continues to make it difficult for investors, lenders, and other stakeholders to find consistent and comparable sustainability information. 29 Feb 2024 Read more

AICPA & CIMA and Topco Media deliver the premier sustainability conference in South Africa
The Future of Sustainability Conference 2024 aims to create a space for business leaders to engage on matters related to environmental, social, governance, and sustainability. 13 Feb 2024 Read more

AICPA & CIMA mentoring scheme expands to Africa, Europe, and Canada
The scheme will expand the opportunities for young professionals to receive career advice and guidance and reach their full potential 23 Jan 2024 Read more

Business executives’ mixed view on economy reflects continued uncertainty, AICPA & CIMA survey finds
Business executives don’t have a strong sense of where the economy is headed, and their mixed-bag outlook reflects that, according to the fourth-quarter AICPA & CIMA Economic Outlook Survey. The survey polls chief executive officers, chief financial officers, controllers and other certified public accountants in U.S. companies who hold executive and senior management accounting roles. 12 Dec 2023 Read more

AICPA & CIMA announce first-ever winners of prestigious CGMA Professional Awards Africa
AICPA & CIMA, together as the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, announced the 63 winners, including 44 winners in South Africa, of the first edition of the AICPA & CIMA CGMA Professional Awards Africa at a ceremony in Johannesburg on 24 November 2023. 29 Nov 2023 Read more

CIMA’s CGMA Professional Qualification gets recognised by the Construction Sector Charter Council
CIMA members to be formally recognised as practicing finance and accounting professionals for the built environment, construction, and consulting engineering industries in South Africa. 21 Nov 2023 Read more

Majority of global boards and executives sense an increased risk environment
Enterprise risk management processes undervalued by boards and executives 3 Nov 2023 Read more

Finance teams set to play greater role in driving business performance says new AICPA & CIMA report
Finance professionals must adapt to expanding responsibilities in areas such as technology, ESG, and leadership 23 Oct 2023 Read more

AICPA & CIMA call for the skilling of accountants to better support ESG practices in Africa
Following participation in the recent ESG Africa Conference in Johannesburg, AICPA & CIMA, together as the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants is calling for action to upskill and educate accountants, finance and business professionals on the opportunities managing Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) presents in Africa. 18 Oct 2023 Read more

AICPA & CIMA call for education and action to prepare Ghana for ESG opportunities
The largest global member body of accountants and finance professionals, AICPA & CIMA, together as the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, today hosted members and industry leaders in Accra to discuss Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) and how African businesses, including finance and accounting professionals, can tap into this. 26 Sep 2023 Read more

AICPA & CIMA survey indicates a less pessimistic economic outlook
With concerns about inflation and a potential recession ticking down, business executives have grown guardedly less pessimistic about the US economy's prospects, according to the third-quarter AICPA & CIMA Economic Outlook Survey. The survey polls chief executive officers, chief financial officers, controllers and other certified public accountants in US companies who hold executive and senior management accounting roles. 18 Sep 2023 Read more

Enrolment open for prestigious executive management course on sustainable financial strategy
Six-week learning opportunity developed by University of Oxford's Saïd Business School and AICPA & CIMA. 17 Aug 2023 Read more

CIMA and CPA Canada sign Memorandum of Understanding
The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding agreement in Toronto. The new agreement became effective 1 August 2023. 8 Aug 2023 Read more

2 African business leaders join governing body of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
The world's leading professional body for management accountants, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), part of the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, has appointed Fungai Constantine Chikosi, FCMA, CGMA, and Alfred Ramosedi, FCMA, CGMA to CIMA Council, the Institute's global governing body. 4 Aug 2023 Read more

CIMA partners with ICAZ to elevate the accounting and finance profession in Zimbabwe
The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), part of the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants founded with the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), has signed a dual-designation agreement with Zimbabwe's premier accounting body, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Zimbabwe (ICAZ) to enable their respective members to take on dual membership and use both the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) and the Chartered Accountant (Zimbabwe) (CA(Z)). 28 Jul 2023 Read more


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