AICPA Council Approves Additional Pathway to CGMA Designation in U.S.

October 21, 2015

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Maui, Hawaii (October 21, 2015) – The governing Council of the American Institute of CPAs today voted to approve a resolution authorizing an additional pathway to the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation in the U.S. The pathway would allow other qualified professional candidates who satisfy rigorous education, examination and experience requirements to obtain the CGMA.

“Business and finance are increasingly complex and therefore employers are seeking professionals with a skill set that is aligned with the CGMA competency framework,” said Arleen Thomas, CPA, CGMA, senior vice president, management accounting and global markets at the AICPA. “By giving these qualified professional candidates the opportunity to earn the CGMA designation, we’re accelerating the professionalization of the management accounting space and creating a system that delivers greater consistency and quality.”

All holders of AICPA designations or credentials are required to meet CPE/CPD requirements and adhere to the AICPA code of conduct.