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Offline smcspan

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Confused - any other CIMA graduates in NZ?
« on: May 10, 2012, 12:12:22 pm »
I'm slightly confused...

In the rest of the world, the CIMA qualification seems to get you way further than a CA, yet I've now landed on the CIMA New Zealand website and saw that in New Zealand and Australia it is not that widely accepted.  In fact, the UK website states that New Zealanders might not even have heard of CIMA. 

Is there anybody who has studied CIMA instead of SAICA?  Is it true that your honours through CIMA is only assessed as an undergraduate degree? It is then widely accepted as a higher degree than the CA? I don't understand this...

I was also wondering if there is mainly auditing roles available... I would really prefer working for a corporate firm as an analyst.  Somehow I get the idea it is not how things work in NZ.