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About The Association

Combining the strengths of the American Institute of CPAs and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, we empower the world’s most highly-skilled accountants – CPAs and CGMA designation holders – with the knowledge, insight and foresight to meet today’s demands and tomorrow’s challenges. We drive a dynamic accounting profession that works every day to build trust, create opportunity and grow prosperity worldwide.

Summary of Role

Develop and manage designated assessments, ensuring that they are available at the right time, quality and budget.  This includes managing the people and processes relating to the development of assessments and related examination material (pre-examinations) and the processes leading to the issue of examination results (post-examinations) in a computer based testing environment.

Accountabilities & Responsibilities

  • Manage and deliver a designated aspect of CIMA's examinations and assessments to agreed standards and timelines.
  • Work with colleagues across the Management Accounting Professional Unit and specifically the Examinations team to continually review and enhance CIMA examination provision

  • Form excellent internal working relationships to effectively and efficiently coordinate activities with other CIMA units, ensuring that KPIs are effective across CIMA and meet both CIMA’s operational and strategic objectives
  • Ensure Faculty contracts are in compliance with CIMA’s standard contracts for services and agreed within budget
  • Ensure that the expectations of key stakeholders (particularly CIMA students) are managed in an efficient and timely manner
  • Ensure that all assessments are prepared and delivered to the goal of zero defects
  • Co-ordinate specific aspects of the examination administration as directed by the Associate Director - Assessment, Management Accounting and VP- Examinations, Management Accounting
  • Responsible for the end to end planning, implementation and delivery for a designated aspect of CIMA's examinations (objective tests and human marked examinations), monitoring the performance of relevant item banks/examinations and taking corrective action as needed.
  • Responsible for the recruitment, appointment and monitoring the performance of faculty members
  • Responsible for the day to day management of the Faculty members working on the assessments and any related materials
  • Responsible for ensuring that all guidelines leading to the release of results are adhered to
  • Responsible for resolving issues and engaging with internal and external stakeholders to ensure all exam and assessment projects are delivered accurately on time and within set budgets 
  • Any other responsibilities as required which may include project work and development of assessments for new products as required
  • Ensure that all relevant deadlines are met

Supervisory Responsibilities

No line management responsibility but responsibility for leading and managing the work of external Faculty (case writers, technical assessor, academic and technical consultants, markers etc.).   May be required to lead and direct others in project and development work.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required

  • Understanding of examinations and assessment within an educational context (ideally professional and/or vocational qualifications)
  • Strong negotiation and persuasion skills
  • Time management and organisational skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Highly developed analytical and problem solving skills
  • Able to lead and direct teams to deliver agreed outcomes and to meet challenging objectives
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Team working skills
  • Clear customer focus skills


Required Experience, Qualifications & Education

  • Degree or equivalent qualification/experience
  • Understanding of assessment principles and methodologies
  • Proven experience of developing high stakes assessments within an awarding or professional body
  • Experience of developing e-assessments
  • Experience of managing auto scored and human marked examinations
  • IT literacy (intermediate to high)


Preferred Experience, Qualifications & Education

  • An accounting background – part/fully qualified
  • Experience of working with committees
  • Experience of working with regulated qualifications
  • Project management experience/qualification
  • Ability to use a CRM/database
  • Knowledge of the core MA/CIMA products
  • Budgetary skills
  • Experience of working to KPIs

Why Work for Us?
At The Association, you are part of a global, diverse and talented group of colleagues. You have opportunities to innovate and collaborate in a leading organization that impacts individuals and businesses. You’ll have opportunities to progress while enjoying an exciting work environment that supports and celebrates individual achievement, development and professional satisfaction.

Together, we will lead the most influential body of professional accountants and create the future of the global accounting profession.

We offer competitive benefits, PTO, flexible working principles, and a supportive, collaborative team environment.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All employment decisions are based on business needs without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other applicable legally protected status. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

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