Chartered Institute of Management Accountants


Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) is the world’s largest professional body of management accountants. Founded in 1919 CIMA has useful accounting qualification for a career in business. Programmes are designed that individual and businesses to succed by harnessing the power of management accounting.

Starting with spring 2020 PwC's Academy Romania is providing 4 programmes for the accounting managers:

CIMA Diploma in Performance Management

Fast track your career in management accounting and finance

Diploma in Performance Management is a special CIMA program for business professionals of all backgrounds. There are no education or practical experience entry requirements. Its key knowledge area is related to management accounting for effective decision-making in the organisations.

Candidates need to pass only TWO exams in English:

  • Exam P1 Management Accounting:
    Cost accounting for decision and control
    Budgeting and budgetary control
    Short term commercial decision making
    Risk and uncertainty in the short term   
  • Exam P2 Advanced Management Accounting:
    Managing the costs of creating value
    Capital investment decision making
    Managing and controlling the performance of organisational units
    Risk and control   

It should take 6 to 12 months. After that you receive:

  • CIMA Dip PM designation along with the diploma; 
  • exemptions from 9 exams and can convert to the standard CIMA qualification, starting at Management Case Study.

Exams are available on demand throughout the year in Pearson VUE exam centers or from home through online proctoring.


4th edition:

P1 Module:  05-07.10.2023 and 19-20.10.2023 (5 webinars, 30 hours)

P2 Module:  23-24.11.2023 and 06-08.12.2023 (5 webinars, 30 hours)

Format: Live/Online webinars, from 8:30 am to 02:30 pm CET with two 15 minute coffee breaks.2023 

CGMA Top Manager Programme

Enhances your leadership, strategic and decision making skills

CGMA Top Manager Program is a tailor-made programme best suitable for experienced managers and team leaders (or other equivalent mid-level roles) with at least 5 years of work experience.

The Program enhances leadership, strategic and decision making skills and it equips people with the skillset of both business and finance acumen.

Ahead of sitting the exam, candidates will attend preparatory classes with the PwC’s Academy.

For this programme there are 2 possible routes:

  1. Management Case Study
  2. Management and Strategic Case Study

In order to choose the best option for you and your time connect with our local team for a short meeting to explore the benefits of the two routes.

CIMA Strategic Level

Enhance your professional standing

Strategic Level is the third and final level of the CIMA Professional Qualification. It focuses on the role of the senior finance manager and long-term strategic decision making.

Under this fast track program, the stundents will have to take three Objective Tests and a Strategic Case Study exam. After completion of the exam will be admitted to associate membership and granted the associate chartered management accountant (ACMA) and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designations.

CGMA is the most widely held management accounting designation in the world. It distinguishes more than 150,000 accounting and finance professionals who have advanced proficiency in finance, operations, strategy and management.

Objective tests:

P3 Module: Risk Management
·       Enterprise risk
·       Strategic risk 
·       Internal controls
·       Cyber risks

Duration: 33 hours, 8:30 am till 02:30 pm CET with two 15 minute coffee breaks
Format: Live Online classes
Dates:  Spring 2024


E3 Module: Strategic Management - Period: Spring 2024
·       The Strategy process 
·       Analysing the organisational ecosystem 
·       Generating strategic options 
·       Making strategic choices
·       Strategic control 
·       Digital strategy

F3 Module: Financial Strategy 
5-17 November 2023 
27-28 November 2023 
11 December 2023 (MOCK exam follow-up, 8:30 am till 11:30 am CET with one 15 minute coffee break) 
·       Financial policy decisions
·       Sources of long-term funds
·       Financial risks
·       Business valuation



Leap forward to a global designation with a CEE cohort

With your vast experience in finance and business functions as a C-suite executive, we would like to help you stay at the cutting edge of your profession. The CFO Program will complement your experience and put you on a fast track to gaining the globally trusted and highly valued Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation.

Under this fast track program candidates will only take the Strategic Case Study exam of the CIMA qualification and completion of the exam will allow direct entry to CIMA membership.

Ahead of sitting the exam, candidates will attend preparatory classes with PwC’s Academy.

Contact us

Denisa Panaite Casu

PwC's Academy Manager, PwC Romania

Tel: +40 720 028 359

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