OLDS, AB, Nov. 17, 2011 /CNW/ - The Canadian Institute of Management
(CIM) and Certified General Accountants Association of Canada
(CGA-Canada) have partnered to pre-qualify CGAs for the CIM's
Professional Manager (P.Mgr.) designation.
Under the agreement, CGAs in good standing, registered with one of the
provincial CGA associations, and meeting all of the CIM prerequisites
are qualified to obtain the P.Mgr. designation, and thereafter use the
title of Professional Manager.
"We are delighted to accept applications from CGAs for the CIM's P.Mgr.
designation," said Paul Markle, CIM National President. "We recognize
that many CGAs are involved in management, and after a thorough
assessment of the high academic and professional standards required for
CGA certification, we are satisfied that there are skills and
experience for an individual with a CGA designation to qualify for the
"This new professional partnership with CIM recognizes the value of the
CGA designation and the strength of CGAs' management credentials," said
Anthony Ariganello, CGA-Canada's President and CEO. "We continue to
grow our professional partnerships with other respected organizations,
to provide members with meaningful ways to enhance their professional
development, education and reputation. This latest partnership is a
great opportunity for CGAs in management positions to cement their
reputation with the title of Professional Manager."
The title of Professional Manager and the P.Mgr. designation clearly
identify individuals who meet an established set of criteria reflecting
high standards of professional integrity, ethics, work performance, and
recognition. It denotes an academic and practical Canadian experience
background which provides confidence in the holder's management skills.
CGAs wishing to obtain the P. Mgr designation need to comply with the
standard application process and requirements outlined on the CIM website, including providing references and proof of managerial experience,
however, they do not need to obtain transcripts from their academic
institution. More information for CGAs is available online at
CGA-Canada's PD Net website.
About the Canadian Institute of Management
The Canadian Institute of Management (CIM) is Canada's senior management
association. Founded in 1942, it operates through a national office and
17 branches across Canada. The CIM has a long history of servicing
managers and aspiring managers within Canadian industry, and has
provided professional development and certification to over 60,000
managers. The Institute grants several well-recognized professional and
Founded in 1908, the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada
serves 75,000 Certified General Accountants and students in Canada and
more than 90 countries. Respected accounting and financial management
professionals, CGAs work in industry, finance, government and public
practice. CGA-Canada establishes the designation's certification
requirements and professional standards, offers professional
development, conducts research and advocacy, and represents CGAs
nationally and internationally.
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