Backed by a reputation forged through 90 years, respected by contemporaries and renowned for its comprehensive syllabus encompassing both management and accountancy disciplines, CIMA stands out as a brilliant choice for leaders and professionals to get ahead and become a leader in their career.
By Azhar Jalil
“I think it’s important to have varied experiences, so that you come across as an interesting and well-rounded person during interviews,” Xie Jiayin says.
As a finance professional with Barclays Capital, the 23-year-old believes in higher and broader learning level to upgrade and improve both her practical skills and knowledge.
Hence, in a workforce environment where experience counts, it’s not difficult to see why she chooses to take up the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) qualification as part of her company’s graduate programme.
Accounting for more
While many accounting qualifications focus specifically on external audit and tax management training, CIMA prepares its students for a career in business by teaching skills in managing strategies, project and risk management, analytics that would assist in making important and key decisions.