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  • Blog Entry
    10/04/2012 - 9:24am

    Follow the trials and tribulations of Tony Scales and his team at Miralux in this new weekly e-drama. Bookmark this blog and catch up with episodes every two weeks.

    In this episode, James Turner’s projects come in on budget and win environmental prizes. Surely that should keep the low-carbon campaigners smiling? However, it doesn’t help when James’ opponent happens to be his own sustainability manager, Tallulah. And he’s never sure whose side Cameron, the CFO is on either…

  • Blog Entry
    26/03/2012 - 9:33am

    Follow the trials and tribulations of Tony Scales and his team at Miralux in this new weekly e-drama. Bookmark this blog and catch up with episodes each Monday.

    Does Tony Scales, the new CEO of the Miralux Corporation, believe his own rhetoric s about ethics, the environment and the company’s hard line against corruption and fraud? Is he sincere or just the master of corporate rhetoric?

  • Blog Entry
    12/10/2011 - 9:29pm

    Still thinking about time – as you might remember I have been mulling over what the term ‘long-term’ actually means.  Pretty important for an organisation like CIMA which sets great store by the creation of long-term sustainable success  and also when you consider the core theme of the CIMA World Conference in South Africa towards the end of this month (Business in tomorrow

  • Group
    20/09/2011 - 3:29pm
    This group is a space for the Dublin Business School students on the Islamic Finance blended learning course to discuss any topics or discussion point
  • Blog Entry
    16/05/2011 - 7:48pm

    Touchdown, 08:38 Indira Ghandi International Airport, Delhi, India. 

    Taking advice from my travel packet I drew some Rupee’s at an ATM and ordered a pre-paid taxi to my hotel in the Janpath district, exiting the airport I cast my gaze on dozens of post-paid taxi’s (yes,They actually call them that!).

  • Blog Entry
    16/05/2011 - 7:35pm

    MBA in a can is a tongue in cheek Martian’s view of MBA candidates and the broad syllabi which they enjoy, endure, explore and store inside the tool belts with which they graduate.

    Nowadays there are many goodies that you can “get in a can”, and this illustrated guide through my own MBA journey aims to give you a taste of the global immersion which is a part of a unique MBA which is offered by Duke University’s Fuqua School of Management.

  • Blog Entry
    08/03/2011 - 11:12am

    And to support the point in my earlier blog about women's contribution to profits...

    New research  by the law firm Eversheds, out yesterday, shows that the best performing companies globally have smaller boards and a high proportion of female directors. Read more here.

  • Blog Entry
    10/11/2010 - 5:10pm

    CIMA is live-blogging the World Congress of Accountants (WCOA) 2010 from 8-11th 2010. With over 6,000 accountants descending on Kuala Lumpur to attend, and a host of leading experts and practitioners from the finance field billed to speak, our direct reports and photos from keynotes, panels, and launch events provide a flavour of what's happening as it unfolds, and what key trends and themes are emerging.

    What follows are selected highlights from WCOA Day 3: Wednesday 10th November 2010...

  • Question
    29/08/2010 - 11:43am

    Question asked by:

    Tania - view profile

     Merbatty boat case NoV 2007

    I know that we usually calculate the working capital cycle as

    Debtors days + Inventory days - Creditors days = Working capital cycle. 


    But while I was analysing the preseen for Merbatty boat case (Nov 2007) it included information that customers were paying for boats in set installments and I feel that because they are partly financing the working capital cycle, this should also be incorporated in calculating the working capital cycle.

  • Blog Entry
    29/07/2010 - 8:45am

    By the Scions Consultancy Firm, 2010 Philippines champions

    The Global Business Challenge: Gratifying. Blissful. Convivial.

    Emerging as the national champion in the GBC 2010 Filipino final was something that each team member of the Scions Consultancy Firm team wanted to experience over and over again. It was a moment that we all wanted to be captured in a snapshot.

  • Blog Entry
    28/07/2010 - 9:30am

    I’m delighted that UCC will be the Irish representatives in the CIMA Global Business Challenge 2010 final, to be held in Malaysia on the 5-6 August 2010. Here are my thoughts on our success in the Ireland final and our aims for future success.

    How did your team work together throughout the competition and what resources / support did you have?

  • Blog Entry
    26/07/2010 - 9:39am

    The journey for Chameleon Consulting started back in October 2009 when Lee Edwards approached Claire Harrison after hearing about her amazing experiences in Singapore that summer, at the 2009 CIMA Global Business Challenge final. It was then that Lee vowed to form a winning team to take the University of Sussex to the global final once again, in Malaysia.

  • Question
    28/06/2010 - 10:16am

    Question asked by:

    priya arora - view profile
    Please help me to calculate distribution cost as per IAS2 that would add to inventory.
  • Blog Entry
    22/06/2010 - 12:37pm

    Following the UK's emergency budget, CIMA has launched a new report highlighting the need for cost leadership in the public sector.

    CIMA's chief executive Charles Tilley introduces the report here:

  • Blog Entry
    05/06/2010 - 8:02am

    We will be live blogging highlights from CIMA's Annual General Meeting at the Queen Elizabeth II conference centre in London today (Saturday 5 June). The live blog will commence at 10am GMT (11am BST).

    You can watch the outgoing President's speech as it will be delivered to the AGM today. The recording was filmed at CIMA's headquarters earlier this week. 

  • Question
    13/04/2010 - 9:56am

    Question asked by:

    Jennifer Seagrave - view profile

    Hello All,

    At my company we have recently decided on an appropriate treatment for a certain type of transaction and this treatment has been approved by our auditors, Ernst & Young (EY).  It involves accounting for a charge as an intangible asset built-up over the lead-in period of a contract and then amortised over the contract term.

  • Blog Entry
    26/02/2010 - 12:43pm
    Fiscally, it hasn’t been a great week for the Premier League. A report by UEFA, the controlling body of European football, revealed that English clubs account for 56 per cent of the debt accumulated by European football clubs.

    In total Premier League clubs are in the red to the tune of £3.5 billion.

  • Group
    04/02/2010 - 11:38am
    A group for all CIMA students in Malaysia, to help them connect and support each other in their studies.
  • Group
    28/01/2010 - 4:12pm
    A group for MBA graduates who intend to get a CIMA certification - via our CMGA programme - anywhere in the world.
  • Blog Entry
    25/11/2009 - 10:39am

    We are at present in the grip an economic slowdown following the credit crisis caused by the collapse of the American sub-prime market.

    A question asked by many interested in Islamic finance is whether a western finance industry based on Islamic finance principles would have ended up in the same mess.

    Some basic facts relating to the collapsed sub-prime market