The search has begun for the Indian business 'Whiz'ards of tomorrow
CIMA announces the commencement of CIMA Whiz
– A competition for working professionals

April 16, 2013, Mumbai: Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), world's largest professional body of management accountants that awards the gold standard designation in management accounting, is set to launch CIMA Whiz - a case-study competition for working professionals. The competition aims to bring out the best of analytical and decision making skills amongst business managers and make them "think and take decisions like a business leader". The deadline to register for the same is – April 30th, 2013.

Whiz is likely to witness participation from leading organisations, at the regional finals to be held at -Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai and Delhi. The National finals will be held on 29th June, 2013. Working professionals, who wish to participate, can form teams of four with colleagues from the same organization. Participants would be required to analyse a case study and submit a report. Teams shortlisted on the basis of their case study reports would then present their solutions to a panel of eminent business leaders at the regional finals.

The competition will challenge the participants to evaluate an industry-based business scenario. The teams will be evaluated based on their analytical study and approach, judgment and creative skills in interpreting the financial and non- financial data provided in the business scenario on toy industry.

Arati Porwal, Chief Representative, CIMA India said, "CIMA provides an internationally recognised professional qualification in management accountancy
that trains to be financially qualified business leaders. CIMA Whiz is our contribution to Indian businesses as a   platform for participants to showcase business skills and organizations to measure their leadership talent pool. We are keen to make CIMA Whiz a coveted and recognized competition."

Competition Datelines:



15 March 2013  

Registrations open

30 April 2013

Registrations close

5 May 2013

Report submission closing date

17 May 2013        

Declaration of selected teams

26 May 2013

Deadline for team presentations to be submitted to CIMA

1 June 2013   

Chennai city finals

8 June 2013        

Delhi city finals

15 June 2013        

Mumbai city finals

22 June 2013

Bangalore city finals

29 June 2013

National finals

For press enquiries please contact:

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Juee Jogdand
Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide
Cell: 9820055608

Pallavi Rao
Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide
Cell: 9833166274


Arati Porwal
Chief Representative – CIMA India,  Liaison Office
Tel: +91-22-42370101
Email :

Michaela Lambert-Beresford
Communications Assistant, CIMA
Tel. : +44 (0) 20 8849 2263
Email :

Notes to Editors

1. The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants,
founded in 1919, is the world's leading and largest professional body of Management Accountants, with over 203,000 members and students operating in 173 countries, working at the heart of business. CIMA members and students work in industry, commerce, the public sector and not-for-profit organisations. 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.

Professionalism and ethics are at the core of CIMA's activities with every member and student bound by rigorous standards so that integrity, expertise and vision are brought together.

CIMA has formed a joint venture with the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) to establish the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation. CGMA is the global quality standard that further elevates the profession of management accounting.

CIMA is proud to be the first professional accounting body to offer a truly global product in the fast-moving area of Islamic Finance.

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Source: By E-mail (April 16, 2013)

Published on on April 18, 2013


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