First of all, Congratulations! What next will really depend on which area really interests you..and (no offence intended) how young you are.
Though i am no expert, my suggestions are (take it with a pinch of salt)
- If Management accounting is not what you want, you could think of a career in Consultancy, however there are numerous fields - just as an example, a friend of mine who had 5 years experience in IT (Oracle), completed his CIMA and started off as a Project Consultant. I have heard of 'reverse' cases too i.e Finance guys eventually moving into IT, though its a long term plan - you might need 'Project experience', takes time and you'll have to be sure thats where you want to go..
- Look up CIMA's monthly student accountant magazine - they have a lot of resources including CIMA members who write their success stories
http://www.cimaglobal.com/en-gb/About-u ... ance-jobs/
- Finally, BASEL II certification is in vogue. Look it up on google - if you are experienced in or want to move into Banking et al, Capital Requirement, Risk Management and related
- Use exemptions that are available on account of CIMA completion to do the above certification(s) or any other you think you can manage with your work.
Its tough sometimes to have like 'diversified' experience on your resume -Its a vicious circle, you dont get a specific job you want without the relevant experience and you cant get that experience unless you get that role ! So it will help if you can arrange a 'lateral' move in your company and keep working at what really turns you on, career-wise..