Canadian Institute of Management and CGA-Canada form professional partnership

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 P.Mgr. designation."

"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 academic qualifications.

About CGA-Canada

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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