Birmingham has played host to the largest Chartered Institute of Management Accountants new members’ celebration outside London.
Nearly 100 newly qualified chartered management accountants celebrated their achievement in a special ceremony at the University of Birmingham.
The organisation said the new members were now equipped to play a role in repairing the globe’s financial infrastructure and in helping both the private and public sectors towards a sustainable future.
Welcoming the new members and guests, CIMA president George Glass said: “Despite a decline in recruitment and concern about job losses in the public sector, there is an ongoing shortage of skilled professionals – and one of the most sought-after groups in this ‘battle for the best’ are those with a management accounting background that will help them achieve long-term, sustainable success.”
Meanwhile, the results for the regional Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) UK candidates’ wealth management exams have been published.
Paul Ord, who works in the Birmingham office of Quilter, achieved the best overall result in the Applied Wealth Management (AWM) exam and the highest distinction.
Mr Ord said: “After all the hard work, I am delighted to have achieved this result.
“Quilter is committed to delivering the highest levels of client service and the CISI plays an important role in helping us, as wealth managers, to build a profession in which investors can have confidence.”