CGMA Finance Leadership Program - What you will learn


How we developed the program

We spent time talking to companies worldwide about the rapidly changing finance function. After years of discussions, we continue to see similar threads between the needs of each company around technical, business, people, leadership and digital skills. 

This research gave way to the framework for the CGMA® Finance Leadership Program. Here's what they told us:

CGMA® Finance Leadership Program framework

 

Body of Knowledge

The CGMA Finance Leadership Program consists of three levels and two exams. While sound technical teaching underpins each level, they also work to build a complete strategic leader, starting from Operational up to Strategic level. While your entry point into the program depends on previous education and certifications, learners have access to all levels.
 

H2: Maintaining the designation

To maintain your CGMA designation, you must remain an AICPA member in good standing and pay the annual membership fee. The CGMA designation also carries with it a lifelong commitment to professional development. You are not required to recertify or take any additional exams to maintain the CGMA designation, but Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is required for all CGMA designation holders to maintain the integrity and credibility of the qualification and the profession. 

 

The Continuing Professional Development policy does not prescribe a set number of hours or units; rather, it simply asks that you do as much as you need to remain professionally competent and meet your career goals, record what you do and reflect on the outcome and effectiveness of your professional development activities. If you are a CPA, you still are required to complete continuing professional education (CPE); however, the CGMA does not require any additional CPE.

 

H2: Cost to maintain CGMA designation

After earning the CGMA designation, you are given access to discounted learning and conferences, networking opportunities, discounts and more. To maintain access, you must pay an annual membership fee of $395.

 

If you are a CPA and an AICPA member, you must also pay your annual CPA membership due

H2: Maintaining the designation

To maintain your CGMA designation, you must remain an AICPA member in good standing and pay the annual membership fee. The CGMA designation also carries with it a lifelong commitment to professional development. You are not required to recertify or take any additional exams to maintain the CGMA designation, but Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is required for all CGMA designation holders to maintain the integrity and credibility of the qualification and the profession. 

 

The Continuing Professional Development policy does not prescribe a set number of hours or units; rather, it simply asks that you do as much as you need to remain professionally competent and meet your career goals, record what you do and reflect on the outcome and effectiveness of your professional development activities. If you are a CPA, you still are required to complete continuing professional education (CPE); however, the CGMA does not require any additional CPE.

 

H2: Cost to maintain CGMA designation

After earning the CGMA designation, you are given access to discounted learning and conferences, networking opportunities, discounts and more. To maintain access, you must pay an annual membership fee of $395.

 

If you are a CPA and an AICPA member, you must also pay your annual CPA membership due

 Strategic Level Case Study Exam

 Strategic Level  Strategic Management  Risk Management  Financial Strategy
 
  • Strategy formulation and execution
  • Competitive advantage
  • Digital strategy
  • ERM
  • Internal control
  • Corporate governance
  • Financial risk management
  • Treasury management
  • Corporate financing
  • Mergers and acquisitions

 Management Level Case Study Exam

 Management Level   Project and Relationship Management   Advanced Management Accounting   Advanced Financial Reporting 
 
  • Project management
  • Managing relationships
  • Organizational Strategy
  • Cost management
  • Performance measurements
  • Investment decisions
  • Group accounting
  • Disclosures
  • Financial statement analysis

 Operational Level   Digital Finance  Management Accounting  Financial Reporting
 
  • Finance function transformation
  • Data and analytics
  • Finance and business partnering
  • Cost Accounting
  • Budgeting
  • Variance analysis
  • Regulatory frameworks
  • Financial accounting and reporting
  • Fundamentals of taxation



Entry Routes and Subscription Plans 

Your entry route will depend on your education and certification experience. Check out the options below to see which entry route you will fit into for the CGMA Finance Leadership Program. Based on your entry route we will suggest a subscription plan of either one, two, or three years.

Entry routes and subscription plans >



CPA Entry Routes and Subscription Plans 

As a CPA and a member of the AICPA, you have an expedited pathway to obtain the CGMA designation, but you still need to master technical finance and accounting skills, understand advanced business concepts and demonstrate strategic leadership abilities.

CPA entry routes and subscription plans >

Body of Knowledge

If you would like to learn more about the specific learnings about the Operational, Management, and Strategic levels covered in the CGMA Finance Leadership Program, please check out our complete body of knowledge.

Body of Knowledge >

Obtain the CGMA designation

Completing the CGMA® Finance Leadership Program is an outstanding accomplishment that allows you to showcase the new skills you have learned and bolster your résumé. 

Obtain the CGMA designation >

 


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