Accountants are an important source for future leaders in business. Indeed, 67% of CEOs of FTSE Top 100 companies have financial backgrounds. In order to fully progress your career you need to continue to develop your technical competence, strategic vision and leadership skills. UKCES reports that effective management and leadership skills were among the skill sets most prominently identified as a priority by members of the profession1.
ACCA has recognised the need to provide practical support to help you fulfil your management and leadership development training needs and has been working with CMI since 2010 to promote the benefits of CMI membership to ACCA members.
CMI can now confirm that all ACCA members who have completed the ACCA qualification are eligible2 for both CMI membership AND for CMI’s qualified route to gaining the Chartered Manager (CMgr) award.
To obtain the Chartered Manager award applicants must complete a submission form and interview to demonstrate consistent effective performance within the last 18 months. The qualified route reviews your personal skills and expertise in leading people and managing change, and how these skills underpin continually effective performance and make a positive contribution to your organisation. The form can be completed via Written Submission (£295 + VAT + discounted membership fee) or via Professional Discussion (£495 + VAT + discounted membership fee). Click here for more information on the Qualified route that ACCA members are eligible for.
ACCA members who apply to become a CMgr will benefit from a 50% reduction in the annual membership fee as well as from the recognition for the management development already undertaken as part of their ACCA qualification. Gaining the CMgr award will provide evidence that you have high level management skills.
- UKCES: building future skills in Accountancy – Nov 2011
- Subject to assessment of management experience