The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) will launch its updated professional qualification, CIMA Future on June 15 and 16 2009 in Sri Lanka.
Dr. Robert Jelly the Director of Education at CIMA will conduct workshops on the 2010 syllabus for CIMA tuition providers and students. Developed in conjunction with the University of Bath, the new qualification follows extensive research and contributions from more than 4,500 employers and other stakeholders worldwide. As an employer-led body, CIMA is the only professional accountancy qualification that is reviewed and updated every four years to ensure it remains the most relevant international accountancy qualification for business. The first examinations on the new qualification will be held in May 2010.
Robert joined CIMA in January 2000, and as Director of Education, has worldwide responsibility for maintaining the relevance and differentiation of the CIMA qualification currently studied by CIMA students worldwide and for the life long learning of CIMA's members. He is also a director of CIMA Enterprise Limited - CIMA's commercial operations, with particular responsibility for CIMA's publishing, and courses and conferences activities.
Robert was awarded an honorary doctorate from Kingston University, London, for his "outstanding contribution to accounting and management education" in January 2007.