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CIMA crowns Simon Bittlestone as President.

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  • Simon Bittlestone appointed as 91st President of CIMA and 9th Chair of the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants
  • Focus areas for the profession include Innovation & Transformation, Value & Sustainability, and Inclusion & Opportunity

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The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) has appointed Simon Bittlestone as the 91st President of the Institute and the 9th Chair of the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants. Bittlestone will focus on three critical areas during his term in office: Innovation & Transformation, Value & Sustainability, and Inclusion & Opportunity. He aims to empower accounting and finance professionals to adapt to new technologies and embrace sustainability in business strategies. Bittlestone’s experience includes leadership roles in private and public companies, and he has a strong background in finance technology.

Simon Bittlestone’s appointment comes at a time when the accounting and finance profession is facing rapid technological advancements and evolving workforce demographics. His goal is to lead the profession in leveraging new technologies such as AI and robotic process automation to create sustainable value and drive innovation. By promoting the role of accounting professionals as trusted advisors, Bittlestone aims to support organizations in driving meaningful change and sustainable value creation.

Bittlestone will work closely with Carla M. McCall, Co-Chair of the Association, to provide resources and support to AICPA and CIMA members in navigating the challenges and opportunities presented by constant change in today’s world. His extensive experience in the financial analytics industry, along with his commitment to fostering an inclusive profession, makes him a valuable asset in leading the profession into the future.


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