Keeping Up with the CIMA's: The Annual Conference

Maria Hogan 10.05.2016

Morgan McKinley were delighted to sponsor and attend the annual CIMA event in the Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork. The topic of the event was based on future of finance and the importance of quality decision making that allows a business to achieve success with the impact of technology today.

This topic married with recent research that CIMA have conducted on management accountants working with business managers to make strategic decisions. The event touched on how CIMA members have worked alongside business partners, in the ever changing economy to outperform its competitors.

First up was Guest Speaker, Miriam Madden, CIMA President who stressed how all organisations need to be a couple of steps ahead in today’s business world. Miriam gave us an insight into her career to date and her role as President for CIMA.  With extensive experience in governance, business strategy, mergers and acquisitions she has led change programmes and finance functions in many companies such as Hewlett Packard. She herself recognised the importance for CIMA members to be stronger in how they can lead the response to changing market demands. Management accountants are central to managing change and she is committed to making sure that the CIMA qualification is recognised as the top qualification in global management accountancy.

Sheila Lewis, Chair for CIMA Ireland gave an uplifting speech to the guests as she took us through her career to date and how she has managed to get to where she is today. Morgan McKinley were fortunate to have Sheila take part of our Women in Leadership series as an influencer to many other women in business striving for success. Sheila’s journey as Chair for CIMA was down to a lot of her personal influencers. Encouraged by her parents to complete the CIMA Qualification, she went on to achieve her fellowship of the Institute in 2010 and currently holds Chair for 2015/2016.

When the speeches were complete and the awards had taken place, the evening was capped off with fantastic food and music.

Taking the above into consideration, we often get asked which qualification you should pursue when you are starting your Accounting career be it CIMA, ACCA, CPA or ACA.

The questions to ask yourself before making that decision: 

If you have answered the questions above and know where you want go, please get in touch with me or any of the Morgan McKinley team at any stage of your career and we can offer advice on your options overseas and of course at home!

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