Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

The Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland (CPA Ireland) and The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) have announced a collaboration which will give CPA Ireland Members preferential access to the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation which is owned by CIMA and the American Institute of CPAs.
This memorandum of understanding has been established for the purpose of combining expertise and resources to offer qualified CPA Ireland members a fast track route so that they can acquire the CGMA designation.
CPA Ireland members choosing this route must pay the annual membership fees of both institutes separately and membership of CPA Ireland must to be retained for them to be allowed to remain as CIMA members and be CGMA’s.
Are you interested in attaining the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) Designation?

What’s next?
In order to qualify, CPA Ireland members must first pass two Case study exams; the CIMA Management case study and the Strategic Case Study.
CPA Ireland members will then need to fulfil CIMA’s Professional Experience Requirements (PER) in order to attain membership and then the CGMA designation. CPA Ireland members must also demonstrate a minimum of 5 years appropriate management work experience. 

The Exams
Each calendar year CIMA provides four opportunities to sit the case study exams - February, May, August and November. This flexible approach offers CPA members the capacity to fit the exam process into their busy schedules.

The full details on the pathways for completing the CIMA case study exams are available in this document 
For more information on the contents of the exam please visit the CPA Ireland Gateway webpage

How much does it cost?
Registration for the CPA Ireland Gateway: £600
Application to membership: £149
Annual membership subscription: £249
For any queries relating to your study and access to the CIMAconnect area please contact Fiona Arnold @

Important: Please note this is only open to CPA Ireland members who have qualified through completing the CPA Ireland professional qualification. This is not open to members who have joined CPA from another professional body through a mutual recognition agreement or memorandum of understanding.