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I am honoured to introduce the new 2010 CharteredManagement Accounting Qualication to all of our stakeholders.
With seismic shifts occurring in the world’s economy,coupled with accelerating concerns about thesustainability of our planet, never before has there beena greater need for organisations to train and develop their people to manage the impact of these changes.With this revised qualication CIMA remains true to itslong and proud history of providing nance professionalswith a difference –
Chartered Management Accountants
– who combine management and nance skills in aunique way and who fully understand the businesses theyare working in. While we respect and learn lessons fromthe past, through this qualication we prepare our futuremembers to be focused on the future: driving value;managing performance; understanding how organisationsare best led and inspired; and helping to sustain vibrantbusiness and government. We provide a strong groundingin international accounting and nancial reporting whichis comparable to that offered by all of our competitors.In addition we offer strategic risk management, businessstrategy and much more.CIMA now designs its qualications in what we believeto be a unique way. Based on rigorous internationalprimary research with all of our key stakeholders andinvolving the participation of over 6,000 individuals andorganisations – members, students, employers (bothexisting and potential), CIMA tuition partners, universitiesand our examiner and marker team – we have designeda professional nance training and development solutionthat is second to none.I commend this revised CIMA Professional Qualication to you. It will be examined for the rst time in 2010, so thereis plenty of time to absorb the exciting changes containedin the pages that follow.Yours sincerelyRobert G. JellyDirector of Education
A qualication focused on the future – t for purpose, relevant and unique