The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), world’s leading and largest professional body of management accountants, recently achieved the landmark 100,000th member milestone. CIMA welcomed Samalka Athuraliya, Assistant Manager in equity research at Acuity Stockbrokersas as its 100,000th member. More than nine decades of expertise, knowledge and capabilities has transformed CIMA into the world’s leading professional body of management accountants.
Samalka began studying the CIMA Professional Qualification after completing her A-level examinations in 2009. She completed her studies in 2011 and with subsequent work experience, has now become the 100,000th member to receive the Associate Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA) and Global Chartered Management Accountant (CGMA) designations.
Geetu Ahuja, Head of GCC CIMA said: “I am so pleased to be a part of such a great achievement and milestone. To see so much dedication and discipline in our members makes us proud and we are happy to support our members with their career goals. We now have the 100,000th member milestone to mark this moment of our continuous commitment to nurturing diverse talent.
Myriam Madden, President of CIMA, said: ‘CIMA is delighted to have reached this milestone, demonstrating our global reach and our commitment to nurturing diverse talent. Management accounting is the only discipline which brings together all the information businesses need to take decisions and drive sustainable success and we are proud to be supporting members around the world in this profession. I would like to congratulate Samalka on becoming a member and commend her for the dedication and effort she has shown.
‘A few years ago CIMA and the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) established the CGMA designation to further elevate the profession of management accounting. Samalka is joining not only our now 100,000-strong CIMA membership base but the wider body of 150,000 CGMAs globally. We look forward to supporting her throughout her career as a CGMA.’