CIMA Professional Qualification Package

What is the CIMA Professional Qualification Package?

The CIMA Professional Qualification Package includes all three levels required to earn a CIMA Adv Dip MA, including:

Once you have completed all three levels in the Professional Qualification Package, you will gain your CIMA Professional Qualification and work towards becoming fully qualified, gaining CGMA status.

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Key features
  • Exams: Available via Awarding Body
  • Tutor Support Included
  • Course Access: 12 months (per level)
  • 24/7 access
  • Delivery Method: Books with eLearning
  • Exceptional Pass Rates
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Is the CIMA Professional Qualification Package right for me?

If you have completed the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting, the AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting (Level 4) or already have sufficient accounting experience, this CIMA training package is ideal for you.

Individuals looking to start a career in Business Accounting or Management Accounting will also benefit from this course.

What job could I get with the CIMA Professional Qualification?

Upon completion of the CIMA Professional Qualification Package, you can apply for a wide range of job roles, including a Management Consultant (£60k+), Finance Manager (£50k+) and after some experience, you can progress your career to roles such as a Finance Director (£75K+), Chief Finance Officer (£100K+) or CEO (£130k+).

(Source: TotalJobs)

Why choose to study the CIMA Professional Qualification Package?

Being able to have all your CIMA levels in one place, ready for when for you to work through at your own pace, is beneficial and helps keep things organised.

CIMA is the largest professional body of Management Accountants, providing the most useful Accounting qualification for those looking for a career in Business Finance, utilising the power of Management Accounting.

CIMA benefits include:

  •    There are no prerequisites to study a CIMA qualification
  •    The CIMA qualification is recognised across 179 countries, enabling delegates to have plenty of opportunities to work abroad
  •    CIMA is highly recognised by employers, with 96% of FTSE 100 firms employing CIMA qualified individuals
  •    CIMA graduates enter the industry with access to a wide range of opportunities, which include Finance, Consultative and Management roles
  •    CIMA boasts a global network of over 650,000 current and next generation finance professionals*
  •    CIMA members (CGMAs) earn an average of £66,000**
  •    63% of CIMA students expect to receive a bonus within 12 months of qualifying*

*Source - CIMA

**Source - 2019 Association of International Certified Professional Accountants Salary Survey

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What are the CIMA Professional Qualification – Operational Level subject areas?

There are three subject areas in the CIMA Professional – Operational Level:

  •    E1 - Managing Finance in a digital world
  •    P1 - Management Accounting
  •    F1 - Finance Reporting

What are the CIMA Professional Qualification – Management Level subject areas?

There are three subject areas in the CIMA Professional – Management Level:

  •    E2 - Managing Performance
  •    P2 - Advanced Management Accounting
  •    F2 - Advanced Financial Reporting

What are the CIMA Professional Qualification – Strategic Level subject areas?

There are three subject areas in the CIMA Professional – Strategic Level:

  •    E3 – Strategic Management
  •    P3 – Risk Management
  •    F3 – Financial Strategy

CIMA Syllabus

Professional Qualification – Operational Level

E1 Managing Finance in a digital world

  • Role of the finance function
  • Technology in a digital world
  • Data and information in a digital world
  • Shape and structure of the finance function
  • Finance interacting with the organisation

P1 Management Accounting

  • Cost Accounting for decision and control
  • Budgeting and budgetary control
  • Short term commercial decision making
  • Risk and uncertainty in the short term

F1 Finance Reporting

  • Regulatory environment of financial reporting
  • Financial statements
  • Principles of taxation
  • Managing cash and working capital

Professional Qualification – Management Level

E2 – Managing Performance

  • Business models and value creation
  • Managing people performance
  • Managing projects

P2 – Advanced Management Accounting

  • Managing the costs of creating value
  • Capital investment decision making
  • Managing and controlling the performance of organisational units
  • Risk and control

F2 – Advanced Financial Reporting

  • Financing capital projects
  • Financial reporting standards
  • Group accounts
  • Integrated reporting
  • Analysing financial statements

Professional Qualification – Strategic Level

E3 – Strategic Management

  • The Strategy process
  • Analysing the organisational ecosystem
  • Generating strategic options
  • Making strategic choices
  • Strategic control
  • Digital strategy

P3 – Risk Management 

  • Enterprise risk
  • Strategic risk
  • Internal controls
  • Cyber risk

F3 – Financial Strategy

  • Financial policy decisions
  • Sources of long-term funds
  • Financial risks      
  • Business valuation

The CIMA exams cover two testing styles: Objective Test and Case Study exam.

CIMA Objective Tests

3 x 90-minute, computer-based Objective Test.

Objective Tests include a range of number entry questions, short multiple-choice questions, drag and drop questions, and more. They will test all component learning outcomes you have covered within this course.

This test is computer-graded, and you will receive a provisional grade of pass or fail immediately. Official results will be sent out within 48 hours.

Your exam can be taken at any Pearson Vue Test Centre around the world, with a choice of 5,000 centres.

CIMA Case Study Examinations

3 x 3-hour Case Study Examinations

Case Study Exams integrate the skills, techniques and knowledge, gained across the subjects covered in all three subjects. These Case Study Exams are available four times a year: Feb, May, Aug & Nov.

The role simulated in these exams covers those of an entry-level Finance Professional (Operational Level), Finance Manager (Management Level) and Senior Finance Manager (Strategic Level).  You will be provided with a simulated context, allowing you to demonstrate you have acquired the necessary knowledge, techniques and mindset for those roles.

These Case Study exams are human marked, and you will receive your results five weeks after the close of the Case Study window on your MY CIMA account.

There are CIMA exemptions for those who have Accounting experience, completed AAT level 4 or who have already completed some CIMA training, so speak to an advisor today to discuss your specific requirement in more detail.

Designatory Letters

Working through your CIMA qualifications and passing the relevant exams will help you to earn the following designatory letters:

Professional Qualification - Operational Level

Completion of this course and necessary exams will result in you receiving the CIMA Diploma in Management Accounting and earning the designatory letters CIMA Dip MA.

Professional Qualification - Management Level

Completion of this course and necessary exams will result in you receiving the CIMA Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting and earning the designatory letters CIMA Adv Dip MA.

Professional Qualification - Strategic Level

Once you have completed this course in full and passed the necessary exams, you can submit your practical experience to CIMA for assessing. The practical experience requirement ( PER) is a necessary part of your CIMA Qualification application process. It compliments your assessments and demonstrates your ability to apply professional knowledge and skills.

PER applications are used to determine whether you have gained enough experience to be awarded Associate membership. This would give you the Associate Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA) and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designations.

To become a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), you require a minimum of three years verified relevant work-based practical experience.

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