AAT gets into bed with IMA

AAT has announced a new partnership with the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), to support the international advancement of the management accounting profession.

AAT is now added to IMA’s list of ‘approved certifications for education requirements’. The new partnership will mean AAT members with advanced accounting diplomas can become candidates for the Certificate Management Accountant qualification, waving the bachelor’s degree requirement to pursue the CMA qualification.  The waiver also allows students who have completed and passed AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting to access IMA’s global CMA credentials.

AAT’s Rob Alder, said: “Many students have successfully used AAT accounting qualifications as a springboard to chartered accountancy training. We have developed many non-graduate progression routes from AAT over the years, and AAT is the only professional qualification that provides a quicker route to chartered status. It is great to have the recognition from IMA to provide another pathway for our students. We look forward to working with IMA.”