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CIMA Professional - Operational Level


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What is the CIMA Professional – Operational Level?

The CIMA Professional – Operational Level is the first level of the CIMA Professional Chartered Management Accounting Qualification so it will provide the foundations for you to move up to intermediate and advanced stages when you’re ready. The CIMA Operational Level will teach finance professionals and aspiring Management Accountants understand short-term finance strategy.

The CIMA Operational Level qualification is the first step to achieving CIMA Professional status. By completing this course students will master many of the fundamental principles of management accounting, providing them with the skills they need to begin making strategic financial decisions.

Available delivery methods for this course




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Key features of the course

  • Delivery Method: Online
  • Exam: Available via Awarding Body
  • Assessment Included
  • Mock Exams Included
  • Course Access: 24 months

Is the CIMA Professional – Operational Level online course right for me?

The CIMA Professional – Operational Level is best suited to:

  • Finance professionals who want to improve their understanding of short-term management accounting principles
  • Experienced finance professionals who want to earn a globally-recognised qualification
  • Finance professionals who need to achieve the CIMA Professional qualification
  • Individuals who would like to cross-train for a new career working in management finance.

How can I advance my career with the CIMA Professional – Operational Level course?

When you have successfully passed the CIMA Professional Chartered Management Accounting Qualification you will become a powerhouse in the finance industry as a Management Accountant, with skills in finance, management and strategy.

Why study the CIMA Professional – Operational Level online course with e-Careers?

  • Master fundamental principles that underpin management accounting
  • Build skills needed to making strategic financial decisions
  • A better understanding of corporate financial standing
  • A greater appreciation of business processes and how they are affecting company profitability
  • Deeper insight into tax implications
  • Improved reporting skills
  • 24 months access to course content so you can complete it in your own time
  • Tutor support is available as an optional extra for 24/7 access to our CIMA experts for thorough, one-to-one guidance on all things management accounting

What are the CIMA Professional – Operational Level online course modules?

There are three modules in the CIMA Professional – Operational online course:

  1. E1 – Organisational Management
  2. P1 – Management Accounting
  3. F1 – Financial Reporting and Taxation

What does the CIMA Professional – Operational Level online course cover?

The CIMA Professional – Operational Level online course covers the knowledge needed in all three modules:

  • E1 – Focusing on organisational structure, this module will introduce you to a number of basic concepts;

o The finance function within a business and the ethical codes which bind finance professionals

o The information systems used to assist with management accounting

o Internal processes including operation management, quality control, marketing and human resources

  • P1 – An introduction to understanding and analysing business costs to make better strategic decisions in the short term;

o Using approved mathematical functions to create workable budgets

o Defining costs using absorption, marginal and activity factors, and performing variance analysis

o An introduction to the concept of decision theory and linear programming

  • F1 – Financial reports are crucial to assessing current performance and accurately predicting future trends. They are also essential for meeting taxation requirements;

o Preparing financial statements for a single company

o Producing a group accounts consolidated statement of financial position

o Defining and reporting assets

o Understanding taxation standards

o Managing cash, assets and inventories for the greatest financial benefit

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