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Access to a US Management Accounting Credential for ACCA Members
The ICMA (Institute of Certified Management Accountants) Board of Regents, representing the certification division of IMA (Institute of Management Accountants), has voted to waive its usual bachelor's degree requirement for ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) members wishing to earn IMA's CMA (Certified Management Accountant) credential.
This is the latest outcome of a strategic partnership between IMA, the US-based association of accountants and financial professionals in business, and UK-based ACCA.
The bachelor's degree waiver will allow all ACCA members around the world, regardless of background, access to IMA's CMA credential. ACCA members who would like to take advantage of obtaining a US credential can earn the CMA after successfully completing the two-part CMA exam and satisfying the two-year experience requirement in a management accounting job role. This is a benefit to ACCA members who wish to have a US-based credential or who wish to have additional recognition of their expertise in management accounting and access to practitioner tools exclusively focused on this role.