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6th January, 2021

LSBU wins CIMA Excellence awards

London South Bank University

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) has distinguished LSBU for its outstanding contribution to the accounting profession. LSBU won awards for Employability Excellence and Teaching Excellence at the first-ever CIMA Excellence Awards virtual ceremony.

Teaching Excellence Award recognises a CIMA subject lecturer who has demonstrated excellent engagement with CIMA students and effectively helped them to enhance their understanding of the subject taught. The Employability Excellence Award recognises academic partners who actively promote employer involvement and engagement between CIMA students and industry partners in the profession.

The CIMA Excellence Awards celebrate outstanding academic partners, tuition providers and students who have made significant contributions to the accounting profession and the Institute over the past year. These awards highlight the high-quality of teaching, research, and learning in accounting education across the world.

Sarah Moore-Williams, Dean of the LSBU Business School, said,
“For LSBU to win two CIMA awards for Employability Excellence and Teaching Excellence demonstrates the high-quality teaching and learning our students receive.

“We congratulate LSBU Senior Lecturer, Nadeeka Withanage, and her team for beating off competition from universities around the world to win the prestigious CIMA awards. It is another example of how LSBU is providing outstanding learning to enable our students to succeed.”

Andrew Harding, FCMA, CGMA, Chief Executive – Management Accounting at The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, commented,

“The CIMA Excellence Awards honour institutions and individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the accounting profession and worked tirelessly to enrich their students, providing them with the best possible education and prepare the next generation of accounting professionals. The [for Employability Excellence and Teaching Excellence awards received by LSBU is a true testament of its commitment and dedication to building the future of our profession.”

Sponsored by the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, the global accounting organisation formed by CIMA and the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the CIMA Excellence Awards will be presented annually to those who have made a difference to the global accounting community, and proactively supported their students towards earning their Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation, the most widely held management accounting designation in the world.

Visit the CIMA website for a complete list of the 2020 CIMA Excellence Awards winners.

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), founded in 1919, is the world’s leading and largest professional body of management accountants. As part of the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (the Association) its members and students operate in 179 countries, working at the heart of business. CIMA members and students work in industry, commerce, the public sector and not-for-profit organizations. CIMA works closely with employers and sponsors leading-edge research, constantly updating its qualification, professional experience requirements and continuing professional development to ensure it remains the employers’ choice when recruiting financially-trained business leaders.


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