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Professional Partnerships and Associate Bodies

Complete certain modules and gain exemptions from professional examinations. Exemptions increase your employability prospects and put you on the road to achieving chartered and certified status.

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

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ACCA is the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. They are a thriving global community of 227,000 members and 544,000 future members based in 176 countries that upholds the highest professional and ethical values.

They believe that accountancy is a cornerstone profession of society that supports both the private and public sectors. They are committed to the development of a strong global accountancy profession and the many benefits that this brings to organisations, individuals and society.

Their qualifications develop forward-thinking professionals with the financial and business skills essential for the creation of sustainable economies and flourishing societies. Every day, ACCA professional accountants support people and organisations in making sound decisions and doing the right thing. They build public trust by creating an inclusive profession with people from all backgrounds, bound by a common global code of ethics and committed to updating their skills to meet ever-changing needs.

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Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants® (CIMA), founded in 1919, is the world’s leading and largest professional body of management accountants.

CIMA helps individuals and businesses to succeed by harnessing the full power of management accounting – not just accounting for the balance sheet, but accounting for business. 

Visit the CIMA exemption search webpage find out if the qualification you have studied exempts you from sitting some CIMA exams.

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Chartered Institute of Marketing 

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CIM strives for business leaders and opinion formers to recognise the positive contribution professional marketing can bring to their organisations, the economy and wider society. We support, develop and represent marketers, organisations and the profession all over the world. Our ability to award Chartered Marketer status recognises a marketer’s commitment to staying current and abiding by a professional Code of Conduct. While our diverse range of training courses and world-renowned qualifications, enable modern marketers to thrive in their roles and deliver long-term success for businesses.

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Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) 

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The CIPD is the professional body for experts in people at work. For more than 100 years, they've championed better work and working lives by setting professional standards for HR and people development, as well as driving positive change in the world of work. 

With hubs in the UK, Ireland, Middle East and Asia, they are the career partner of choice for more than 150,000 members around the world. They are the only body in the world that can award Chartered status to individual HR and L&D professionals, and their independent research and insights make them trusted advisers to governments and employers.

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The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) 

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The CMI offers a wealth of practical qualifications, events, and networking opportunities on offer, they help people boost their career prospects and connect them with other ambitious professionals across all industries and sectors. In fact, they have more than 90,000 people training to be better managers right now.

Backed by a unique Royal Charter, they are the only organisation that can award Chartered Manager status – the ultimate management accolade.

Their thought leadership, research and online resources provide practical insight for both today’s leaders and the next generation. This insight also means they can confidently represent our 164,000 plus membership community when speaking to policy makers.

This is all in aid of one simple goal: to increase the number and standard of professionally qualified managers.

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Institute of Chartered Accounts in England and Wales (ICAEW) 

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Founded in 1880, ICAEW has a long history of serving the public interest and continues to work with governments, regulators and business leaders around the world. And, as an improvement regulator, they supervise and monitor over 12,000 firms, holding them, and all ICAEW members and students, to the highest standards of professional competency and conduct.

ICAEW is proud to be part of Chartered Accountants Worldwide, a global network of 750,000 members across 190 countries, which promotes the expertise and skills of chartered accountants on a global basis.

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