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ISCA-CIMA pathway

Welcome to the strategic partnership between Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) and CIMA where you get to enjoy an exclusive one-exam opportunity to acquire the global designation as a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). Take on a professional membership that is open to Full Member of ISCA who are CA Singapore.

One global designation, only one exam away

Embark on this exclusive programme where successful applicants with relevant work experience in finance and business functions will only need to sit for ONE case study exam and get exempted from 15 exams in the CIMA Professional Qualification. 

Why should you join the programme?
The CGMA designation, powered by the resources, influence and reputations of CIMA and AICPA, elevates the profession of management accounting.

As a CGMA designation holder, you will demonstrate management accounting expertise, determination and commitment to achieving sustainable business success, and will be trusted by businesses worldwide to guide critical decisions and drive strong performance.

Learn more about the benefits of the CGMA designation in our members section.

Eligibility criteria

  • CA (Singapore) with at least 1 year full membership
  • Applicants must be based in Singapore
  • Attend and pass an interview 

How to apply

Complete the application form and submit it together with the following required supporting documents via email to

  • Employment CV - covering current and past employment history with detailed explanation of responsibilities and education history
  • A copy of CA Singapore Membership Certificate
  • A copy of Letter of Good Standing from ISCA
  • Highest relevant education documents (both certificate and transcript)

Deadline for submission of application documents

  • February Strategic Case Study – 30 November (previous year)
  • May Strategic Case Study – 28 February
  • August Strategic Case Study – 30 May
  • November Strategic Case Study – 30 August

Compulsory workshop for upcoming Strategic Case Study exam

All successful candidates must attend a revision workshop before they are allowed to attempt the Strategic Case Study exam. 

Conditions of acceptance into the programme

  • Candidates must submit all the relevant documents mentioned above. A decision will be made by CIMA after the reviewing the application form and CV. Candidates will be contacted if an interview is required.
  • All related work experience for CIMA membership must be filed before attempting the CIMA exam.
  • The CIMA exam must be attempted within 12 months from the date of registration as a CIMA student.

Strategic case study exam

The strategic case study exam is based upon a case study that is set within a simulated business context relating to one or more fictionalized organisations. The context described in the case study is based on a real business or industry. The case study therefore has no specific syllabus content of its own. It primarily involves the application of strategic management accounting techniques to analyse, accounting techniques to analyse, recommend and support decisions. The duration of the exam is three hours and it is computer-based.

Singapore Accountancy Commission (SAC) SkillsFuture Study Awards

Singaporean candidates who have successfully enrolled may apply to SAC for the SkillsFuture Study Awards, to defray out-of-pocket expenses for this programme. 

SAC SkillsFuture Study Awards

Contact us today for more information

Lawrence Lim
T: +65 6824 8252

CA (Singapore) with at least 1 year full membership

CIMA Singapore Pte Ltd
50 Raffles Place
Level 30, Singapore Land Tower
Singapore 048623

T. +65 (0) 6824 8252

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