Leap forward to a global designation

With your vast experience in finance and business functions as a C-suite executive, we would like to help you stay at the cutting edge of your profession. The CFO Program will complement your experience and put you on a fast track to gaining the globally trusted and highly valued Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation.

CGMA is the most widely held management accounting designation in the world. It distinguishes more than 150,000 accounting and finance professionals who have advanced proficiency in finance, operations, strategy and management.

Under this fast track program, candidates will only take the Strategic Case Study exam of the CIMA qualification and completion of the exam will allow direct entry to CIMA membership and awarding of the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation.

Ahead of sitting the exam, candidates will attend preparatory classes with the PwC’s Academy (live online workshops).


Take only one exam

1. Candidate submits detailed CV to CIMA

2. CIMA admits the candidate into the program

3. Candidate attends comprehensive face-to-face preparatory course at PwC's Academy

4. Candidate takes the Strategic Case Study exam

5. Candidate files application for CIMA membership

6. AWARD - CGMA Designation & CIMA Membership*

*upon passing the Strategic Case Study exam and successful membership application

Exam preparation

Schedule details

Pre-course homework: 18 July 2022
Introductory webinar: 19 July 2022
Individual meeting: 20-22 July 2022
Workshop Part 1: 27 – 29 July 2022
Workshop Part 2: 8-10 August 2022
Workshop Part 3: 20-21 Oct and 27-28 Oct 2022
Mock exam deadline: 6 November 2022
Individual meetings: 7-10 November

Dedicated tutor

Astrid Zakrzewska, FCCA, FCMA, CGMA 

  • Astrid has over 20 years of experience in training in the field of finance and accounting.
  • She specialises in trainings in the fields of management accounting, financial and strategic management, having conducted over 11.000 hours of trainings and workshops in Poland and abroad.
  • She has conducted courses preparing for CIMA, ACCA and CIA exams.
  • In the years 2002-2005 she held the position of finance and administration director at TVN S.A.
  • In the years 1993-2002 she worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the assurance department, where she specialised in auditing financial sector institutions, including investment funds.

This program is open to:

  • CFOs, CEOs and senior management who have previously worked in finance,
  • Candidates who hold membership of a recognised professional accounting body, a finance related degree or an MBA/Masters in Accounting,
  • With at least 10 years experience in finance or business functions.


Applicants must submit a detailed CV which includes:

  • Personal details
  • Academic qualifications
  • Detailed work experience

CIMA will review the CV and assess for both eligibility into the program and confirmation of practical experience.

The CIMA exam should be attempted within 12 months upon registration with CIMA.


This program is available for a one off fee:  

Regular price: EUR 5650 (excl. VAT)
Early bird price: EUR 4500 (excl. VAT) - until 31 May 2022

which includes the following:

  • Registration fee as a CIMA student
  • Exemptions fees for 15 CIMA exams
  • Comprehensive live online preparatory course comprised of: pre-course work, individual pre- and post-course consultations with the tutor, 10-day live online revision and case study course, revision mock
  • Fee for CIMA Strategic Case Study exam
  • Membership application fee

*Fees are subject to change


For more information

Please visit the dedicated CIMA webpage:




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Slaven Kartelo

Slaven Kartelo

Partner, PwC's Academy, PwC Croatia

Ana Jergovic

Ana Jergovic

PwC’s Academy Manager, PwC Croatia

Zeljka Kovacevic

Zeljka Kovacevic

PwC's Academy Coordinator, PwC Croatia