CIMA voted top qualification

CIMA voted top qualification

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Employers see CIMA as the best accountancy qualification, according tothe 14th annual salary and benefits survey by recruitment consultancy Robert Half International. The survey of 1,300 accountants across the UK revealed that CIMA wasthe most practical qualification for accountants wanting to work in industry, followed by ACCA and ACA. “Employers see CIMA asa high– quality qualification that has a broad base of generally applied business principles,” said Steve Carter, managing director UK and Ireland, at Robert Half International.

He predicted that CIMA, which had been the employers’ number-one qualification forthe past five years, would continue to bea winner.

“Employers tend to recruit people in theirown image. We find that CIMA FDs and financial controllers are keen to recruit CIMA staff, so I think the qualification will continueto come out on top,” Carter added.

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