The CGMA designation is the premier management accounting credential.

The Chartered Global Management Accountant® (CGMA®) designation distinguishes professionals who have advanced proficiency in finance, operations, strategy and management. It is underpinned by extensive global research to maintain the highest relevance with employers and develop competencies most in demand. It was established in 2012 by the American Institute of CPAs® (AICPA®) and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants® (CIMA®) to recognise a unique group of management accountants who have reached the highest benchmark of quality and competence.

The CGMA designation is backed by the largest network of accounting and finance professionals. Through the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants®, representing AICPA & CIMA, CGMA designation holders are better positioned to analyse information, advise strategy and drive business success.

CGMA designation holders qualify through rigorous education, exam and experience requirements. They must commit to lifelong education and adhere to a stringent code of ethical conduct. More than 150,000 accounting and finance professionals hold the CGMA designation, making it the most widely held management accounting designation in the world. 

The route to the CGMA designation.
Both AICPA and CIMA offer pathways to becoming a CGMA designation holder. These pathways share a combination of exams, experience and membership requirements.

The CGMA difference
We aim to boost the career prospects of management accountants across the world. Management accountants add value by supporting and driving the right decisions in all areas of business. They help colleagues understand income and costs, as well as risks and opportunities. Management accountants focus on an organisation’s prospects and past performance. Find out more about management accounting.