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CIMA celebrates 100,000th member milestone

CIMA has welcomed Samalka Athuraliya, Assistant Manager in Equity Research at Acuity Stockbrokers, Sri Lanka, as its 100,000th member.

Reaching this milestone, CIMA confirms its position as the world’s leading and largest professional body of management accountants.

Samalka began studying the CIMA professional qualification after completing her A-level examinations in 2009. She completed her studies in 2011 and with subsequent work experience, has now received the ACMA and CGMA designations.

She has worked for Acuity Stockbrokers since June 2015, performing sell-side equity research and analysis. Prior to this she spent three years working in equity research for Copal Amba. She also has audit experience, having worked for B.R De Silva & Company in this capacity between 2011 and 2012.

Samalka Athuraliya said: ‘I’m so pleased that I’m now a CIMA member and a CGMA. The syllabus was challenging but very rewarding and with hard work, I was able to complete my studies within two years.

‘It was through studying CIMA that I was able to discover what I wanted to do for a career and the qualification has given me the skills and knowledge that I need as a financial analyst. I would recommend CIMA as a really good opportunity for anyone looking to develop their career in business.’

Myriam Madden, 2015-6 president of CIMA, said: ‘CIMA is delighted to have reached this milestone today, demonstrating our global reach and our commitment to nurturing diverse talent. Management accounting is the only discipline which brings together all the information businesses need to take decisions and drive sustainable success and we are proud to be supporting members around the world in this profession.

‘I would like to congratulate Samalka on becoming a member and commend her for the dedication and effort she has shown.

‘A few years ago CIMA and the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) established the CGMA designation to further elevate the profession of management accounting. Samalka is joining not only our now 100,000-strong CIMA membership base but the wider body of 150,000 CGMAs globally. We look forward to supporting her throughout her career as a CGMA.’

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