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Nanaska joins to promote CGMA ® Finance Leadership Program

CGMA – Finance Leadership Program launched last October to Employers and Universities, The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (the Association), the unified voice of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), has launched its CGMA ® Finance Leadership Program in Sri Lanka to aspiring accounting and finance professionals to help build the skills demanded in today’s business environment.
Nanaska, Sri Lanka’s pioneer in CIMA online and distant learning programs, who were primarily offering their services to overseas Students launched its much-demanded services to the students of Sri Lanka in mid-2020. Having maintained stringent quality standards in providing quality education, Nanaska boasts of a decade of quality services since setting up operations in 2009.
Nanaska, joins as the third official partner of the CGMA ® Finance Leadership Program in Sri Lanka. In addition to providing the CGMA ® Finance Leadership Program, they will be assisting CIMA students with extra support such as coaching, mentoring and exam techniques for the three capstone case study exams.
This new e-learning platform has been well received by students and employers across Sri Lanka since its launch here. The platform provides flexible self-paced online learning, which is an ideal solution to the increased demand to deliver virtual learning and will develop future generations of Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation holders, required for driving business performance and supporting economic recovery.
Through this state-of-the-art learning system, the CGMA ® Finance Leadership Program covers competencies and assesses their application across operations, management and strategy. Students can start their learning journey at an appropriate entry level, building on existing education achievement, credentials and practical experience.
On announcing this partnership, Ms. Zahara Ansary FCMA CGMA, Country Manager for CIMA in Sri Lanka said, “An online learning program, similar in scope and rigor to a master’s degree, CGMA ® Finance Leadership Program teaches you the finance, business, people, leadership and digital skills that you need to succeed in the future.
We are delighted to have on-board Nanaska in providing this exciting new pathway to our Sri Lankan students. CGMA ® Finance Leadership Program is here to revolutionise the higher education landscape as it is the best route for students, undergraduates, graduates and working professionals to obtain the globally recognised CGMA designation”.
Channa Gunawardena FCMA, CGMA, lead lecturer of, esteemed as a lecturer who was influential in producing many Sri Lankan prize winners for MCS and SCS, said, “All of us are privileged to be associated with CIMA, not just because it’s the world’s largest professional body of Management Accounting, but it’s the most innovative and disruptive organisation that I have seen.
At Nanaska we do not only assist our students to pass CIMA exams, but also go beyond that with an objective of making a better CEO for the corporate world and clearly a happy and a balanced person. Nanaska has programs such as ‘The Best CEO’ and ‘Your Life is Your Life’ to achieve that objective. The CGMA ® Finance Leadership Program would help many Sri Lankan students, accounting and finance professionals and we are delighted to be a part of that journey”.
About The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
Founded in 1919, The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants® (CIMA®) is the world’s leading and largest professional body of management accountants. As part of the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants®, CIMA and its members and students operate in 192 countries and territories, working at the heart of business – in industry, commerce, the public sector and not-for-profit organisations.
CIMA works closely with employers and sponsors leading-edge research, constantly updating its professional qualification and professional experience requirements to ensure it remains the employer’s choice when recruiting financially trained business leaders.
About the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, and AICPA & CIMA
The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants® (the Association) represents AICPA® & CIMA®. We advance the global accounting and finance profession through our work on behalf of 696,000 AICPA and CIMA members, students and engaged professionals in 192 countries and territories.
Together, we are the worldwide leader on public and management accounting issues through advocacy, support for the CPA license, the CGMA designation and specialised credentials, professional development and thought leadership. We build trust by empowering our members and engaged professionals with the knowledge and opportunities to be leaders in broadening prosperity for a more inclusive, sustainable and resilient future.

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