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Celebrating the 100,000th CIMA member
Samalka Athuraliya, Assistant Manager at Acuity Stockbrokers in Sri Lanka, has been elected as the 100,000th member of CIMA.
Samalka Athuraliya said: ‘I’m so pleased that I’m now a CIMA member and a CGMA. The syllabus was challenging but very rewarding and with hard work, I was able to complete my studies within two years.’
Myriam Madden, President of CIMA, said: ‘CIMA is delighted to have reached this milestone, demonstrating our global reach and our commitment to nurturing diverse talent. Management accounting is the only discipline which brings together all the information businesses need to take decisions and drive sustainable success and we are proud to be supporting members around the world in this profession. I would like to congratulate Samalka on becoming a member and commend her for the dedication and effort she has shown.
‘A few years ago CIMA and the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) established the CGMA designation to further elevate the profession of management accounting. Samalka is joining not only our now 100,000-strong CIMA membership base but the wider body of 150,000 CGMAs globally. We look forward to supporting her throughout her career as a CGMA.’
Samalka was presented with a commemorative plaque at the Jubilee dinner in Sri Lanka on 24 September 2015.