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AICPA & CIMA call for education and action to prepare Ghana for ESG opportunities
The largest global member body of accountants and finance professionals, AICPA & CIMA, together as the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, today hosted members and industry leaders in Accra to discuss Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) and how African businesses, including finance and accounting professionals, can tap into this. 26 Sep 2023 Read more

AICPA & CIMA survey indicates a less pessimistic economic outlook
With concerns about inflation and a potential recession ticking down, business executives have grown guardedly less pessimistic about the US economy's prospects, according to the third-quarter AICPA & CIMA Economic Outlook Survey. The survey polls chief executive officers, chief financial officers, controllers and other certified public accountants in US companies who hold executive and senior management accounting roles. 18 Sep 2023 Read more

Enrolment open for prestigious executive management course on sustainable financial strategy
Six-week learning opportunity developed by University of Oxford's Saïd Business School and AICPA & CIMA. 17 Aug 2023 Read more

CIMA and CPA Canada sign Memorandum of Understanding
The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding agreement in Toronto. The new agreement became effective 1 August 2023. 8 Aug 2023 Read more

2 African business leaders join governing body of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
The world's leading professional body for management accountants, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), part of the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, has appointed Fungai Constantine Chikosi, FCMA, CGMA, and Alfred Ramosedi, FCMA, CGMA to CIMA Council, the Institute's global governing body. 4 Aug 2023 Read more

CIMA partners with ICAZ to elevate the accounting and finance profession in Zimbabwe
The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), part of the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants founded with the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), has signed a dual-designation agreement with Zimbabwe's premier accounting body, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Zimbabwe (ICAZ) to enable their respective members to take on dual membership and use both the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) and the Chartered Accountant (Zimbabwe) (CA(Z)). 28 Jul 2023 Read more

AICPA & CIMA launch new climate resilience accounting resource
AICPA & CIMA, together as the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, have launched Accounting for Climate Resilience - a new online educational brief designed to help finance professionals build their sustainability literacy so they can lead and support the journeys of their organisations, firms, and clients as they adapt business models and operations in response to increasing climate-related risks. The resource's launch highlights the important role professional accountants have to play in this context. 26 Jul 2023 Read more

AICPA & CIMA update Global Management Accounting Principles for digital acceleration and ESG
The Global Management Accounting Principles are a core AICPA & CIMA document mapping out the foundations of the profession. 3 Jul 2023 Read more

AICPA & CIMA support new sustainability disclosure standards from IFRS
AICPA & CIMA praised the release of two new global sustainability disclosure standards from the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation. 27 Jun 2023 Read more

New CIMA president calls on finance professionals to build a thriving profession
Newly appointed members of the Africa Regional Engagement Group were also announced to provide input into Association's global strategic plan. 14 Jun 2023 Read more

AICPA & CIMA celebrate the next generation of accounting and finance leaders in Zambia
Over 70 CGMA candidates celebrated completing their CGMA exams. 12 Jun 2023 Read more

Release of forensic accountant standards and qualifying criteria
The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and the Forensic Accounting Forum hereby invite you to attend the launch of the Forensic Accountant Professional Standard and Qualifying Criteria on 30 June 2023. Due to the impact that this professional standard will have on the industry, we are hosting a hybrid event to launch and celebrate its release. All media partners are invited to attend the in-person event in Pretoria at no cost, and any member of the public is invited to attend the event online. If you are a media partner and would like to attend the event in person, kindly contact Minette Niemann at az.oc.asefca@ettenim. If you are a member of the public and would like to attend online, click here. 2 Jun 2023 Read more

CIMA and ABASA sign MOU to develop accounting and finance professionals in South Africa
The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), part of the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants founded with the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), and the Association for the Advancement of Black Accountants of Southern Africa (ABASA), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). 26 May 2023 Read more

Momentum builds for corporate ESG reporting and assurance, yet disclosure inconsistencies linger, study finds
Third report from IFAC and AICPA & CIMA identifies sustainability trends and progress over three-year span 8 Mar 2023 Read more

AICPA & CIMA and Saïd Business School partner to improve sustainable accounting across the world
Executive management programme in sustainability for accounting and finance professionals is part of a broader strategic collaboration planned between the two parties 7 Mar 2023 Read more

CIMA and ICAN partner to provide access to professional accountants seeking dual designation status
Mutual Pathway Agreement enables members of ICAN and CIMA to use both CA(NAM) and CGMA designations. 10 Feb 2023 Read more

AICPA & CIMA launch new certificate to help address ESG concerns in Africa
AICPA & CIMA, which together form the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, have announced the launch of a new educational certificate that provides foundational knowledge on critical topics related to ESG reporting, advisory, and assurance at their ESG: Implications on business and finance event in Cape Town on 17 January 2023. 18 Jan 2023 Read more

CIMA to host its first ever council meeting in Africa
The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) will hold its first 2023 council meeting on 18 and 19 January, in Cape Town, South Africa. This will also be the first time that Africa hosts the internationally attended meeting of CIMA's global governing body. 13 Jan 2023 Read more

More companies obtaining independent assurance on sustainability data, according to global study by IFAC, AICPA and CIMA
  • 58% of global companies obtained ESG assurance in 2020
  • Assurance engagements were mostly limited in scope
  • 61% of ESG assurance services were performed by professional accounting firms, with substantial variation in practice within different jurisdictions 4 Aug 2022 Read more


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