University of Pretoria wins CIMA Excellence Award

Posted on March 10, 2021

The University of Pretoria recently won the CIMA Prize-Winner Excellence Award, as well as the CIMA Global Excellence Award at the first-ever CIMA Excellence Awards virtual ceremony. These awards recognise university partners with top-performing CIMA students in Case Study exams, as well as university partners that achieved the highest pass rates for CIMA exams.
The CIMA Excellence Awards celebrate outstanding academic partners, tuition providers and students who have made significant contributions to the accounting profession and the Institute over the past year. These awards highlight the high quality of teaching, research, and learning in accounting education across the world. 
Prof John Hall, Head of the Department of Financial Management in UP’s Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, said: “We are thankful for the recognition by CIMA of the diligent and committed work by the lecturers at the Department of Financial Management to ensure that the BCom Honours in Financial Management Sciences degree programme at UP is, and remains, prized within profession and industry. We will continue to collaborate with CIMA and other industry players to keep the degree programme relevant and interesting. This award confirms to students that this degree promises and delivers valuable knowledge and skills for individuals pursuing the management accounting and financial management profession as a career.”
Andrew Harding, FCMA, CGMA, Chief Executive – Management Accounting at the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, commented: “The CIMA Excellence Awards honour institutions and individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the accounting profession and worked tirelessly to enrich their students, providing them with the best possible education and preparing the next generation of accounting professionals. The CIMA Prize-Winner Excellence Award and CIMA Global Excellence Award received by the University of Pretoria is a true testament of its commitment and dedication to building the future of our profession.”
Sponsored by the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, the global accounting organisation formed by CIMA and the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the CIMA Excellence Awards will be presented annually to those who have made a difference to the global accounting community, and proactively supported their students towards earning their Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation, the most widely held management accounting designation in the world.

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