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East England Chartered Management Accountants have best 2012 prospects

Chartered Management Accountants in the East of England may be the lowest paid in the UK but have the best prospects in 2012 according to the latest Members Salary survey released at the end of 2011 by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants(CIMA). Despite low pay, the prospects for the regions Chartered Management Accountants are the best in the UK, they feel the most secure in their positions, with only 2% suspecting redundancy and over 55% expecting a pay rise in the next year. Local members from around Bedfordshire and the rest of the East of England are meeting in Luton on the 26th January at one of the events held in the region to help improve members skills and help them move up the ladder towards high paying posts.

Respondents to the survey showed an average pay for a Chartered Management Accountant in the East of England as being £44,493 which is lower than every other region in the UK and 35% behind the highest in neighbouring London. However, their prospects were the best in the UK. Not only did 55% expect an increase in salary over the next year (compared to a low of just 27% in the North West) but the region had the lowest number feeling under threat of redundancy at just 2% (compared to a UK regional average of 9%). The regions Chartered Management Accountants were on average as satisfied as the rest of the South of England with their salary and are most likely to have money to spend on their training.

The regions Chartered Management Accountants and students will be training at Putteridge Bury Conference Centre, Luton on 26th January to update their knowledge on the Bribery Act, improving their skills and helping them move up the career ladder.

Sue Stapleford, CIMA Area Chair that represents Luton and the rest of the East of England said,“It’s great to see good prospects for Chartered Management Accountants from Luton and Bedfordshire in 2012. During these turbulent economic times, organisations are increasingly turning to finance professionals, and chartered management accountants in particular, to help drive them through the downturn and on to sustainable success in the future.”

CIMA run a series of events for students, members and guests throughout the East of England and across the UK on a regular basis across the year. For further information visit [www.cimaglobal.com/localevents](http://www.cimaglobal.com/localevents“ target=)

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by CIMA UK Regional News .

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