Madden appointed new CIMA president

Myriam MaddenEdinburgh-based management accountant, Myriam Madden, has been elected President of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

Ms Madden is an experienced director of finance, specialising in finance and operational transformation across a broad range of organisations in the public sector, financial services and internationally in global blue-chip companies. She has led finance functions in organisations such as Hewlett Packard, HBOS, the Scottish Arts Council and Historic Scotland.

She becomes CIMA’s 82nd president, a voluntary role responsible for chairing the institute’s governance arrangements and advocating for CIMA and management accounting.

After beginning her career on a Hewlett Packard graduate trainee programme in Scotland, Myriam was based with Hewlett Packard and its telecommunications spin-off company, Agilent Technologies, in London, the US and Scotland, in a range of roles from audit and consultancy to M&A.

She moved to HBOS as the project manager for the development of a corporate balanced scorecard, which became the standard reporting tool across a number of finance departments in the UK.

She was then recruited as the deputy director of Finance for the NHS Education for Scotland before being appointed the director of finance for the Scottish Arts Council and subsequently director of finance for Historic Scotland in 2012.

Ms Madden will preside over an important period for CIMA as the organisation continues to promote management accounting in business.

CIMA will be focusing on building strong links with business and other stakeholders and creating value in major cities around the world. It will also continue to build on its joint venture with the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) to establish the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation as the global quality standard for the profession.

CIMA has 227,000 students and members in 179 countries around the world.

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