The CGMA designation is the global designation for CPAs working in business and government. Powered by the resources and expertise of AICPA and CIMA, two of the world’s leading accounting organizations, the CGMA designation gives you research, tools and a global network.

    Harvard ManageMentor® is an online learning and performance support resource that proactively builds skills focused on a wide range of topics.

    The CGMA Competency Framework helps you and your clients to understand and assess the skills needed in finance roles.

    The CGMA Finance Impact© Tool provides finance teams with not only a clear understanding of the current status of the function, but guidance on how to improve its performance.

    How to Become a CGMA 

    To qualify for the CGMA designation you must have received your CPA certification and be an AICPA voting member in good standing, pass the CGMA exam and have a minimum of three years relevant, work-based, practical management accounting experience.

    Eligible AICPA members must attest they meet the experience requirements below when applying to obtain the CGMA designation.  For detailed descriptions of qualifying competencies, please refer to the complete CGMA Competency Framework.


    CGMA Magazine CGMA Magazine

    Delivers the depth and insight to stay ahead. It’s your online source for management accounting new, in-depth analysis of key business issues and best practices for management accountants.

    Stay connected to the pulse of the profession, become a knowledge leader and join the conversation. Get all your CGMA benefits through one site.
    Harvard ManageMentor Harvard ManageMentor

    Provided by the AICPA and CIMA exclusively to CGMA designation holders, this valuable online learning and performance support resource serves up critical management skills on demand and is suitable for management accountants at all levels.

    Challenge Your Thinking 

    Tools and Resources Tools & Resources
    Drive best business practices with scenario-planning tools, checklists, decision trees, an ERM maturity assessment tool and real world case studies.
    Discover leading edge research, tools and techniques, as well as strategic insights from award-winning experts on key issues facing businesses in the global economy.
    Global Economic Survey
    Global Economic Surveys
    Gain insight into the views of CGMA financial executives on their outlook for the economy, their individual organizations, growth and expansion expectations and current economic challenges.
    Grow with professional development products tailored to management accounting. Online courses, webinars, digital publications and conferences are available at special pricing for CGMA holders.


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    The CGMA Exam
    The CGMA Exam tests a candidate’s ability to apply theoretical knowledge by making decisions and offering insights about a real-world business situation. Check out this video to learn more!

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    AICPA | CIMA Competency and Learning Website 

    CGMA Professional Development

    Using the CGMA Competency Framework as a basis, the AICPA | CIMA Competency and Learning website brings together hundreds of learning resources onto one website. You now have a lifelong professional learning tool to support you throughout your entire career.
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    CGMA for a Day

    Experience a day in the life of an expert in management accounting. CGMA for a Day’ is an immersive, interactive tool that puts you in the management accounting hot seat and gives a high-level feel for the format of the CGMA exam.

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