- Agreement continues to enhance accounting and finance professions
The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), part of the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, and CPA Australia have announced they have renewed their Member Pathway Agreement (MPA) for another four years.
First signed in 2008, the agreement allows members of each professional accounting body to concurrently become members of the other body and adopt, subject to criteria, the relevant professional designation. Over the years, the agreement has opened up new employment opportunities for members and given employers across the world access to a wider pool of accounting and finance talent.
CIMA members can join CPA Australia, subject to completing the CPA Australia Better Practice in Governance and Accountability course. CPA Australia members can join CIMA, subject to passing CIMA’s CGMA Professional Qualification Strategic Case Study Exam. Candidates will also need to meet the other body’s practical experience requirements to demonstrate their competence and experience in the workplace.
Andrew Harding, FCMA, CGMA, Chief Executive — Management Accounting at AICPA and CIMA, together as the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, said:
‘CIMA and CPA Australia have been working together for fifteen years and we are pleased to continue our collaboration, showcasing our shared, ongoing commitment to building a strong and dynamic accounting and finance profession across the world. Through this agreement, we continue to support CIMA and CPA Australia members, wherever they are based, to make the most of their skill sets and access a wider range of employment opportunities. Holding both the CGMA and CPA designations is an additional opportunity to enhance their competitiveness in an interconnected job market.’
Rebecca Keppel-Jones, FCPA, GAICD, CPA Australia Chief of Member Operations, said:
‘CPA Australia and CIMA have enjoyed a long-standing partnership that provides a pathway to successful careers for accounting and finance professionals around the world. CPA Australia is committed to supporting members as they enhance their skills, knowledge and experience to enable them to pursue outstanding employment opportunities. We are delighted to renew our Member Pathway Agreement with CIMA and look forward to providing more members of both organisations the opportunity to achieve an additional advantage in the employment marketplace.’
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About AICPA & CIMA, together as the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants
AICPA® & CIMA®, together as the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants® (the Association), advance the global accounting and finance profession through our work on behalf of 698,000 AICPA and CIMA members, candidates and engaged professionals in 188 countries and territories. Together, we are the worldwide leader on public and management accounting issues through advocacy, support for the CPA licence, the CGMA designation and specialised credentials, professional development and thought leadership. We build trust by empowering our members and engaged professionals with the knowledge and opportunities to be leaders in broadening prosperity for a more inclusive, sustainable and resilient future.
The American Institute of CPAs® (AICPA®), the world’s largest member association representing the CPA profession, sets ethical standards for its members and US auditing standards for private companies, not-for-profit organisations and federal, state and local governments. It also develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination and builds the pipeline of future talent for the public accounting profession.
The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants® (CIMA®) is the world’s leading and largest professional body of management accountants. CIMA works closely with employers and sponsors leading-edge research, constantly updating its professional qualification and professional experience requirements to ensure it remains the employer’s choice when recruiting financially trained business leaders.
About CPA Australia
CPA Australia is Australia’s leading professional accounting body and one of the largest in the world. We have more than 172,000 members in over 100 countries and regions. Our core services include education, training, technical support and advocacy. CPA Australia provides thought leadership on local, national and international issues affecting the accounting profession and public interest. We engage with governments, regulators and industries to advocate policies that stimulate sustainable economic growth and have positive business and public outcomes.