The 12-week competition sets the candidates through a gruelling series of tasks and the first prize is the job of Sir Alan Sugar's apprentice, with a six figure salary.
We've been doing a spot of early spring cleaning here at CIMA - the members section of the site is looking shiny, new, and a lot tidier than it used to be. I only wish I could say the same about my house! :)
We set up a focus group of CIMA members to develop the new content, which includes sections on:
Countdown has begun to the next CIMA examination diet. How prepared are you in regard to the Code of Ethics and applying ethical thinking? Being familar with the Code and how you apply it is an integral part of both studying and practicing as a management accountant. Through the syllabus questions will arise on how you apply your understanding of the Code as well as your understanding of financial regulations and the law.
Will you be able to evidence integrity in your exams? Fact or Fiction is a new report compiling discussions from four markets in Europe, Asia and Africa outlining the skills needed to be a successful business partner. As finance partners more frequently with different functional units it is important to re-affirm independence and objectivity.
As the eagle-eyed among you may have noticed, I’ve recently moved jobs (being a CIMA member really does open doors career-wise) so the focus of my blog will be less on exams and more on management accounting in practice, keeping you up to date with what’s going on.
The lack of women in Britain’s boardrooms is holding back the country’s economic recovery, David Cameron, the UK prime minister, pronounced last week at a summit in Stockholm.
We have much to thank management accounting researchers for.
Without them, we wouldn’t have the Balanced Scorecard, which was developed 20 years ago by Professor Bob Kaplan and Dr David Norton.
At a recent meeting of CIMA’s Research and Development Panel, there was much discussion about how to get more CIMA students interested in management accounting research.
As a result of that discussion, CIMA is running a competition open to all CIMA students.
I was interviewed for an article in New Street Journal.com a few weeks ago and I'm pleased to say that the article is out today. It reveals five secrets of success for women in Asia. They apply to westerners trying to find their way in a new culture, as well as to locals aiming to move up the career ladder.
The fifth instalment of our 'Going social' series in our monthly online magazine Insight welcomes back guest author Heather Townsend. In this blog post Heather looks at ways to avoid wasting time and network more effectively in different situations.
Good progress for diversity today. From October next year listed companies will have to report annually on their boardroom diversity policy, and progress against targets, or explain non-compliance.
The third instalment of our 'Going social' series in our monthly online magazine Insight moves onto our blogs in order to walk the walk. This month guest author Heather Townsend looks at the arguments for using both online and face to face networking to generate business and career success.
The combination of a bachelor’s or master’s degree and the professional CIMA qualification can give a powerful boost to your career. For this reason, we've been negotiating with a number of institutions to support and accredit the CIMA curriculum as part of a flexible and fit-for-purpose range of tailored degrees. I'm excited to be able to tell you that a number of new partnerships have now been confirmed.
Dr Bakar, renowned Shari’ah scholar and President / CEO of Amanie Advisors and Consultancy, discusses the introduction of the new suite of Islamic finance qualifications from CIMA during a visit to their launch event at UCSI University, Malaysia, in June 2011.
A group of the UK’s leading headhunters has committed to providing long lists where at least 30% of the prospective candidates are women. The code, drawn up by 20 executive search firms, also puts a new focus on ‘skills’ such as good judgment and perceptiveness, rather than just focusing on experience, to allow for a wider selection of candidates.