Executives to sit for key exam in Nairobi
Kenyan executives are set to attain the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation locally following launch of the programme in Nairobi.
The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) made the announcement during launch of its CFO programme in Kenya on Friday. Through it, qualifying executives will attain the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation by attending a seven day workshop and sitting one exam.
The programme is exclusive to CFOs, CEOs and senior accounting management with at least 10 years of work experience in finance or business.
They will be required to attend a seven-day workshop and sit for one exam. In Africa, the designation which enhances executives’ global professional standing is offered only in South Africa. Kenya will be the first country in Eastern Africa in which CIMA and the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) offers the same.
“Even CEOs and CFOs are required to study further and increase their knowledge as the business world is always changing. To avoid becoming stagnant, senior management must improve their skillsets. This applies to CFOs of large enterprises as well as smaller businesses,” said Regional Vice President Africa Badi Promesse, FCMA CGMA.