CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting


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What is the CIMA Business Accounting course?

The CIMA Business Accounting eLearning course is a perfect qualification if you’re looking to improve your current skill set or if you’re a complete beginner who fancies a change in career. The CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting is a qualification in its own right and forms a formal entry route into the CIMA professional qualification. Once you successfully complete both qualifications and qualify for a membership, you will be awarded the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation.

Available delivery methods for this course




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Key features of the course

  • Delivery Method: Online
  • Exam: Available via Awarding Body
  • Mock Exams Included
  • Course Access: 24 months
  • Fully accredited course materials
  • 24/7 access
CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting
£500£479 ex. VAT

Understand the fundamentals of business and management accounting to start your journey as a powerhouse in the finance industry with the Certificate in Business Accounting full training package.

We offer monthly finance with 0% interest – view options on the checkout page. All prices inclusive of VAT
We offer monthly finance with 0% interest – view options on the checkout page. All prices inclusive of VAT

Is the CIMA Business Accounting online course right for me?

What is so brilliant about the CIMA Business Accounting course is that no experience is required prior to starting this course. The CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting is an entry level distance learning course and therefore doesn’t require any previous experience in accountancy to enrol. The CIMA Business Accounting course is perfectly suited to beginners looking to embark upon a career in accounting or those looking for a career change. It is recommended that you have a good understanding of English and Maths and the motivation to learn if you wish to enrol on this business accounting training course.

What job could I get with a CIMA Business Accounting qualification?

Gaining a CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting can propel you into a range of professions including finance, project management or accountancy. It’s the ideal course if you’re looking to lay the foundations of a career in management accounting or business finance. You can expect to earn a salary of £32,000 as a studying CIMA member and once qualified you could earn wages up to £60,000 as a CIMA Member.

Why study CIMA Business Accounting course with e-Careers?

  • The course is split into four units to make it more manageable and to ensure retention of information without overwhelming the learner.
  • Question papers at the end of each module to track progress.
  • Free upgrades every year, to ensure the information you’re learning is as up-to-date as possible.
  • Printable reference guides and exercises so that you can learn away from the PC, whenever and wherever is convenient to you.
  • Save on accountancy fees as a business owner or add another marketable skill to your CV.

What are the CIMA Business Accounting Training online course modules?

Four elements contribute to the CIMA Business Accounting training:

  • BA1 Fundamentals of Business Economics
  • BA2 Fundamentals of Management Accounting
  • BA3 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
  • BA4 Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law

CIMA Business Accounting Exams

There are four separate exams for each of the units of study (exams are not included), once successfully completed you will achieve your Chartered Institute of Management Accountants Certificate in Business Accounting.

What does the CIMA Business Accounting course cover?

  • The core areas that make up management accounting, including cost determination, break even analysis, financial planning and control and cost and accounting systems.
  • Learning how conceptual and regulatory frameworks, accounting systems and audits and the preparation of accounting statements work together to cover the basics of financial accounting.
  • Getting to grips with basic maths, including probability, data analysis and variables, as well as forecasting, spreadsheets and financial mathematics and learn how these bare bones come together to create the accounting skeleton.
  • Learning how the goals and targets set by businesses can be achieved and understand the importance of the market system and the macroeconomic context of business.
  • Grasp the complexities of ethics and business law and demonstrate an understanding of the various aspects of the subject area, including company administration, contracts and alternative legal systems.
BA1 Fundamentals of Business Economics
  • Introduction to economics
  • The price mechanism
  • Elasticity of demand and supply
  • Market failures and price regulation
  • Costs and growth of the firm
  • Market structures
  • National income
  • Money and banking
  • Inflation and unemployment
  • Government policies to influence an economy
  • The international environment
  • Summarising and analysing data
  • Forecasting
  • Financial markets and techniques
BA2 Fundamentals of Management Accounting
  • The context of management accounting
  • Classification of costs
  • Absorbing fixed production overhead
  • Absorption and marginal costing
  • Specific order costing
  • Service costing
  • Decision making
  • Manufacturing accounts
  • Budgeting
  • Standard costing and variance analysis
  • Cost ledger accounting
  • Summarising data and descriptive statistics
  • Probability and normal distribution
BA3 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to financial information
  • Theory, rules and regulations
  • Basic financial accounting
  • Sales and purchase ledger
  • Accruals and prepayments
  • Cashbook and petty cash
  • Accounting for inventory
  • Non current assets
  • Accounting for payroll
  • Accounting for VAT
  • Control account reconciliation’s and coding
  • Preparing for the final accounts
  • Income and expenditure accounts
  • Incomplete records
  • Manufacturing accounts
  • Limited company accounts
  • Cash flow statements
  • Interpretation of financial statements
BA4 Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law
  • Business ethics
  • Ethics for accountants
  • Corporate governance
  • External and internal audit
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Contract law
  • Employment law
  • Company law

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