What are Chartered Management Accountants?

Chartered Management Accountants are Chartered Accountants who have specialised in Management Accounting. 

Management accounting combines financial accounting, cost accounting, financial management, strategic planning, problem-solving, dynamic analysis, strategic decision making, and enterprise-wide risk management. Management Accounting involves looking at the numbers of an organization to gather information on revenue, cash flow, and investment to spot trends, gather vital statistics, perform predictive analysis, and write reports that help the organization make decisions — from day-to-day management to corporate strategy. Management accounting combines financial and non-financial data analysis to paint a complete picture of the organization. Chartered Management Accountants use that to drive the success of the organization. The largest professional body of Chartered Managements Accountants in the world is the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), for which I am a Fellow member.

The CIMA qualification is designed to bring together management accounting, financial accounting and business, so you’ll have the practical skills employers need. Once you qualify as a Chartered Management Accountant, you’ll be qualified to work in a wide range of roles from Finance & Accounting to Business Consultancy, IT to Executive management positions.

Finance & Accounting Financial Accountant, Cost Accountant Management Accountant, Head of Finance, Finance Executive, Financial Controller, Finance Business Partner, Chief Financial Officer, Finance Director.
Executive or Non-Executive Director Chief Executive, Chief Financial Officer, Managing Director, Chief Commercial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Managing Executive, Non-Executive Director
Information Management Business Analysis Manager, Business Planning Manager, Director of IT, Chief Information Officer, Head of Programme Management, Information Manager, Information Executive.
Commercial Commercial Manager, Sales Manager, Commercial Director, Marketing Manager, Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Commercial Officer
Consultancy Business Analyst, Financial Analyst, Cost Consultant, Change Management Consultant, Business Process Reengineering Consultant, Management Consultant, Virtual CFO, Financial Trainer
Operations Management Human Resources Manager, Operations Manager, Operations Director, Project Manager, Production Manager, Supply Chain Manager, Production Planning & Control Manager, Cost Planning Manager.

Trevor is a Chartered Management Accountant (FCMA), Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), holder of a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with Distinction and Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree in Accounting. Trevor is a Finance Director, a CIMA, ACCA, CFA & SAICA lecturer and Pilot by passion. He is Founder & CEO of the College of Chartered Accountants www.cacollege.co.za. info@cacollege.co.za. +27 87 284 6390.