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If you are a business professional, or you’re considering a career in business, and you want to be recognized as an effective leader with the knowledge, skills and experience that world-class employers need most, then the CGMA designation was designed for you.

Companies from around the world helped to create the CGMA designation, identifying the most critical skills that business leaders need to be successful. As a result, the CGMA designation is recognized worldwide as the most relevant global finance qualification for business leaders.

The CGMA is a mark of distinction. As a CGMA, you'll be recognized for your finance and accounting expertise, your deep business acumen, and your strategic leadership abilities. The CGMA designation helps to unlock your career potential, demonstrating to employers that you are a confident, motivated business leader with a comprehensive skillset and the drive to succeed. In a competitive global marketplace, the CGMA designation distinguishes you from your peers and tells the world that you mean business.

By becoming a CGMA with the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, you will be joining the world’s largest professional body of management accountants and become part of a truly global network of over 600,000 current and next generation finance professionals.

The CGMA designation offers an additional opportunity for U.S. CPAs to distinguish themselves and demonstrate their commitment to sharpening their management accounting skill set. The CPA, CGMA designation is a powerful combination. It proves you have the skills and knowledge tested in the Uniform CPA Examination. It further acknowledges your management accounting expertise and qualifying experience. The designation provides global recognition for your contributions to your organization’s success and acknowledges your influence in preparing the future leaders of the profession.

Many CPAs have gone on to achieve their CGMA designation, to help facilitate their transition from public accounting into business.