LAHORE: Drawing on its extensive global research into employer needs, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) launched its 2015 Professional Qualification Syllabus, through a series of launch events around the globe including Lahore, Pakistan, said spokesman for CIMA.

He said that for the qualification to remain relevant and enhance the employability of members, CIMA’s global research led to the development of a competency framework and a new assessment process addressing the skills and competencies employers require from their finance team.

The research conducted involved face-to-face meetings with leading organisations in the UK, US, South Africa and Malaysia, roundtable discussions in 13 countries and a global questionnaire to over 3,000 participants, he added.

Speaking on the updated syllabus, Charles Tilley FCMA, CGMA, Chief Executive, CIMA, said: “CIMA is committed to supporting the next generation of global finance leaders and ensuring that our members stay at the forefront of developments in the business world throughout their careers.  When designing the 2015 syllabus, we set out to enhance its relevance to employers, to ensure the rigour of the related examinations and to align the learning experience of candidates to the real world of business. I feel we have succeeded in this.”–Staff Reporter