2015

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AICPA and CIMA Launch New Professional Learning and Development Website to Enable CGMAs to Meet Employers’ Needs 

Published February 17, 2015

NEW YORK (Feb. 17, 2015) – The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) have today launched a new professional learning and development website for Chartered Global Management Accountants® (CGMAs®)  that will equip them with the competencies required to maintain and improve their employability in today’s challenging business environment.

The AICPA | CIMA Competency and Learning website features more than 1,500 articles, publications, videos, webcasts and self-study courses to support lifelong learning for CGMA designation holders, helping them to sustain a competitive advantage.  Based on the CGMA Competency Framework, which was created in consultation with employers across the world to define the technical, business, people and leadership skills necessary today and into the future, the website identifies the knowledge demanded by employers in an increasingly fast-paced and intricate business world. CGMAs can recognize gaps in their learning using the site’s self-assessment tool and develop their competence from foundational levels to expert.

The website also provides flexible access to all of its learning resources, allowing CGMAs to discover and develop new competencies when, where and how they want. CGMAs can easily track and report progress toward their personal, professional and regulatory goals, allowing them to take control of their career development.

“Yesterday’s knowledge will not reveal tomorrow’s opportunities,” said Arleen Thomas , CPA, CGMA, the AICPA’s senior vice president for management accounting and global markets. “The future belongs to those businesses that are able to quickly adapt, innovate and change, The AICPA | CIMA Competency and Learning website gives CGMAs a robust source for just-in-time knowledge and learning fit for our ‘need to know it now’ world.”

“Business has become increasingly global, complex and uncertain,” said Cesar Alvarez, CIMA’s head of professional development products and services. “Demand has never been higher for skilled professionals who are up-to-date with new trends and ways of working. The AICPA | CIMA Competency and Learning website identifies the needs of employers and allows CGMAs to identify any gaps in their knowledge, enhance their skills and advance their careers.”

Currently, more than 140,000 management accountants worldwide hold the CGMA designation. For more information on the CGMA designation, please visit www.cgma.org.

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