The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), founded in 1919, is the worlds leading and largest professional body of management accountants, with over 229,000 members and students operating in 176 countries, working at the heart of business. CIMA members and students work in industry, commerce, the public sector and not-for-profit organisations. CIMA works closely with employers and sponsors leading-edge research, constantly updating its qualification, professional experience requirements and continuing professional development to ensure it remains the employers choice when recruiting financially-trained business leaders. CIMA has formed a joint venture with the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) to establish the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation. CGMA is the global quality standard that further elevates the profession of management accounting. The designation recognises the most talented and committed management accountants with the discipline and skill to drive strong business performance. CIMA and DG Vaishnav College. CIMA and DG Vaishnav have signed memorandum of understanding (MOU) to allow mutual advanced entry for members of both professional bodies. Proven members of DG Vaishnav College would be offered an exclusive pathway route by CIMA.