Statement from Charles Tilley to CIMA members regarding British decision to exit the European Union

On 23 June, 2016 UK citizens voted to leave the European Union. The following statement is from Charles Tilley OBE, Chief Executive of The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants:

“Whatever your views are on the UK leaving the European Union, this will be a period of considerable change and also of great opportunity, wherever you work.

“In respecting and in responding to the British people’s decision to leave the EU, two thoughts are uppermost in my mind.

“Firstly, we recently voted to join the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants in forming a new accounting association, which will be the most influential professional accounting body in the world. I am confident that, while no-one can anticipate all the many changes that will follow a British EU exit, the Association is the best way for CIMA to support the future employability and relevance of our members – not only in the UK, but worldwide.

“Secondly, times of significant change call for good decision-making. Leaders of businesses have a pressing need to respond to this unprecedented situation, and to do so must be able to draw on the right information to reach informed judgments. As a result, management accountants have never been more essential.

“During the coming period, CIMA will work with members, students and wider stakeholders to manage this change and to capitalise on the many opportunities that will arise.”


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