Seven out of ten employers prefer CIMA, says survey

The survey on Accountancy Salary and Benefits found that seven out of ten employers found that CIMA was the top professional qualification for business. It sampled businesses ranging in size from £1m in turnover to over £1 bn.

This is the fourth consecutive year that CIMA has won the highest rate with a 7% increase on last year’s result. CIMA was preferred by 68% of employers from small and medium-sized businesses and multinationals.

David Melvill, CIMA President, said: ‘The confidence employers have demonstrated in our qualification underlines CIMA’s presence as a driving force within the business arena. It also reaffirms our unceasing commitment to tune our training to address the skills requirements of the management world.’

Earlier this month CIMA launched a more modern technology-based qualification as part of an upgrading process to bring its qualifications in line with the changing business environment.

The Robert Half survey indicated that employers favour the CIMA qualification for its direct relevance to industry requirements, balancing traditional accountancy skills with a practical knowledge and experience of business and management.

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