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Welcome


By Charles Tilley and Barry Melancon

Welcome

The American Institute of CPAs and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants created CGMA Magazine to coincide with the launch of the Chartered Global Management Accountant.

We believe that the groundbreaking joint venture between the AICPA and CIMA provides a tremendous opportunity to the accounting profession. We are advancing the profession of management accounting and dramatically expanding the reach of our respective organisations and audiences. Together, the new joint venture is the world’s most powerful voice for accountants working in business.

We operate in an increasingly global environment, where change is the only constant. Emerging technologies are transforming entire sectors of business, while disruptive technologies increase risk exposure. The economic ascent of Asia and South America has become established fact, and Africa appears to be on the rise. Regulatory regimes in the United States, Britain and elsewhere have taken on a global reach; economic prosperity is spreading, albeit imperfectly, to hundreds of millions of people around the world. Disciplines developed in one part of the world are now core competencies for business leaders in all regions.

And our profession is changing, too. Our increasingly complex business environment has elevated the need for strong strategic partners who drive sustainable business success. Management accountants are these partners. Management accountants can be trusted to provide an objective view of performance and strategic alternatives, thereby guiding critical business decisions. Moreover, given the new importance of nonfinancial reporting and organisations’ need for reliable information to successfully and quickly navigate business challenges, today management accountants are positioned to achieve even greater significance in building sustainable businesses.

CGMA Magazine will keep CGMAs informed about these dynamic forces shaping the world. Every week, in-depth articles and videos will highlight global trends, challenges and opportunities. And every weekday, readers will find the latest news from around the world in the areas of corporate finance, economics and business. This website will be available only to members who have earned the right to use the CGMA designation.

Visit the magazine daily to keep abreast of the global changes that affect your business, to learn ideas and practical tips that will help every day and to share insights with a global community of expert peers.

Charles Tilley, FCMA, CGMA
Chief Executive, CIMA

Barry Melancon, CPA, CGMA
President & CEO, AICPA