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Accountants are important leaders in business. To fully progress your career and enhance your employability you should continue to develop your technical competence, strategic vision and leadership skills.

To help fulfil your management and leadership development needs, we have partnered with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) to promote the benefits of CMI membership to our members.

ACCA members who have completed the ACCA qualification are eligible for both CMI membership and CMI’s qualified route to gaining the Chartered Manager (CMgr) award.

ACCA member benefit

  • ACCA members who apply to become a CMgr will benefit from a 50% reduction in the annual membership fee
  • you’ll receive recognition for the management development already undertaken as part of your ACCA qualification.

Apply now to become a Chartered Manager.

Chartered Manager (CMgr) is the highest management qualification, and is awarded by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Chartered manager recognises your professional management and leadership experience. 

Chartered Managers are consistent high performers, committed to current best practice and ethical standards. CMgr is recognised by both the public and private sector as the highest status that can be achieved in the managerial profession.

You could become a Chartered Manager in as little as six weeks. Here’s how it works:

  1. Complete a brief online application, choose your preferred assessment method (written or professional discussion) and pay the application fee by credit or debit card
  2. CMI will then send you an assessment form and assign an assessor
  3. Complete the assessment form, with advice from your CMI assessor
  4. Complete a formal interview by telephone
  5. CMI will verify your evidence with your line manager/colleague and then confirm your result
  6. You have 12 months to complete the assessment process, but could become a Chartered Manager within six weeks.


What is the cost?

  • Written submission - £295 + VAT + discounted membership fee
  • Professional discussion - £495 + VAT + discounted membership fee

For more information on the qualified route, visit the CMI website.

Where can I find out more?

Join us for an informative webinar on how to achieve Chartered status.

Webinar: Becoming a Chartered Manager (CMgr)
14 June 2016 – 12.00 - 13.00 BST

The webinar will explain:

  • how it works 
  • benefits to ACCA members
  • advantage of the scheme
  • next steps to becoming chartered.

Upon registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Need help?

CMI will support you with every step of your application, so please get in touch if you need help and advice.

Tel: +44 (0) 1536 207429

Last updated: 24 May 2016