CIMA - Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

CIMA Professional Qualification Package

Course Overview

The CIMA Professional Qualification will help professionals bridge the skills gap in this industry and help to produce confident and competent management accounting professionals capable of leading their organisations to success.

Our CIMA Professional Qualification Package includes all three CIMA Professional qualification 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.

Key features
  • Delivery Method: Online & Books
  • Exams: Available via Awarding Body
  • Tutor Support Included
  • Course Access: 12 months (per level)
  • 24/7 access
  • Join a community of over 595,000
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Key features
  • Delivery Method: Online & Books
  • Exams: Available via Awarding Body
  • Tutor Support Included
  • Course Access: 12 months (per level)
  • 24/7 access
  • Join a community of over 595,000
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Why study the CIMA Professional Qualification Package with e-Careers?

We have developed an expert team over the last 10 years since our inception. In that time, we have trained over 595,000 delegates globally, which has helped offer the highest quality training. By refining our processes, partner relationships, and course materials, we can offer high-quality training solutions for our delegates.

Other benefits include: 

  •    TOTUM PRO Card - This course is eligible for a TOTUM PRO Card, giving you discounts across a wide range of stores and restaurants.  
  •    Approved CIMA training materials - We only use training materials that have been officially approved by CIMA.
  •    Flexibility - Study at your own pace, where and when it suits you.
  •    Complete training kit - This course includes eLearning, Study Books, Exam Preparation Guides, Pocket Revision Kits and Tutor Support.
  •    Interest-free payment options - We offer Interest-Free Payment Plans to help spread the cost. 

Benefits of studying the CIMA Professional Qualification 

As the world’s leading and largest professional body of Management Accountants, CIMA has built an outstanding reputation in the professional world of accounting. With over 100 years of experience, they leverage their heritage and history to provide excellent training for professional accountants.

CIMA benefits include:

  •    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

Is the CIMA Professional Qualification Package suitable 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 training course.

What jobs can I apply for after my CIMA Professional Qualification training?

Once you have completed your CIMA Professional journey, you will gain full Chartered Management Accountant status and gain the designatory letters CGMA.

You can apply for a wide range of careers, including:

  •    Finance Manager - £50k+
  •    Management Consultant - £60k+
  •    Finance Director - £75K+
  •    Chief Finance Officer - £100K+
  •    CEO - £130k+

(Source: Payscale)

CIMA Professional Qualification Syllabus

CIMA Professional – 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.

CIMA Professional – 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.

CIMA Professional – 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.

CIMA Professional Qualification Exam Details

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

Objective Test

The Operational Level has a 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.

Case Studies

The Operational Level - The role simulated in this Case Study is that of an entry-level Finance Professional. You will be provided with a simulated context, allowing you to demonstrate you have acquired the necessary knowledge, techniques, and mindset for that role.

The Management Level - The role simulated in this Case Study is that of a Finance Manager. You will be provided with a simulated context, allowing you to demonstrate you have acquired the necessary knowledge, techniques, and mindset for that role.

The Strategic Level - The role simulated in this Case Study is that of a Senior Finance Manager. You will be provided with a simulated context, allowing you to demonstrate you have acquired the necessary knowledge, techniques, and mindset for that role.

These Case Study exams are marked by a human, 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.

Understanding 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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