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Management accounting

  • Group
    29/05/2009 - 12:21pm
    For finance, systems, and business professionals at all levels, and stakeholders who have a passion for maximising value from their ERP systems.
  • Question
    28/05/2009 - 2:15pm

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    Deirdre - view profile

    Last night CIMA student Howard Ebison became the latest of the remaining six candidates in the (UK) BBC TV series The Apprentice to be fired.

    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.

  • Blog Entry
    31/03/2014 - 1:05pm

    Want tips to help pass your CIMA exams? Having failed and subsequently passed the T4 exam, I’d like to share my top ten tips to passing the exam, so that you can avoid the mistakes I made and benefit from what worked for me.

    1. Summarise the preseen
    As part of your revision, summarise the key facts of the pre seen on one page and learn them.I would suggest this includes the important numbers in the financials as well as the key factors surrounding the firm’s strategy.

  • Blog Entry
    20/02/2014 - 11:26am

    Hello all,

    As I’m sure you’ve heard, there's very exciting news this month as we launch our 2015 Professional Qualification and Assessment. Our aim is to provide you with the best skills and knowledge needed to create and execute successful strategies, ensuring you can be a future business leader.

  • Blog Entry
    27/01/2014 - 5:16pm

    It’s not every day that I get to go to lunch at Downing Street, a place where, as I’ve mentioned before, management accountants are generally pretty low on the ground.

  • Blog Entry
    13/01/2014 - 11:06am

    There's no dilemma about ethics because, as  highlighted in a previous blog and an article in April 2013 Velocity, failure to understand and/or address the ethical issues which are integral in all T4 cases is a "very dangerous strategy" which will lose you marks in the exam (T4 case writer feedback).

  • Blog Entry
    16/12/2013 - 6:45pm

    Hello all,

    Want to know how CIMA is involved in the Business of government? In Velocity this month, we talk to Emily Hamblin ACMA, CGMA, the Senior Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, about her exciting career.

    Emily first made a name for herself when she was a student. In her successful T4 part B exam in August 2012, she gained the highest mark globally and won an award, so her study and exam tips are well worth looking at!

  • Blog Entry
    12/12/2013 - 5:22pm

    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:

  • Blog Entry
    24/10/2013 - 3:01pm

    Hello all,

    How are you feeling with four weeks to go until the November exams? Are you in need of advice and support? Well, luckily for you, October’s edition of our student e-magazine, Velocity, is packed full of tips and support to help give you the best possible chance of exam success.

    This month’s highlight

    Want to ask for help on that that difficult question from a high-quality tutor? Now you can, by attending our online ‘ask a tutor’ sessions.

  • Blog Entry
    19/08/2013 - 2:10pm

    Over the last few months I’ve been doing some work on how management accountants interact with clinical staff in hospital settings. One of the main themes emerging is the communication barrier arising from the fact that the medical and financial professions speak different languages.

  • Blog Entry
    17/07/2013 - 4:03pm

    Ever wondered what CIMA members get up to? Find out in these exclusive interviews.


  • Blog Entry
    02/07/2013 - 6:32pm

    We are proud to announce a new president! 

  • Blog Entry
    25/06/2013 - 4:40pm

    I've talked about tools a few times on this blog - but now I need your help with a new toolkit project over on

  • Blog Entry
    19/06/2013 - 3:20pm

    Hello all,

    With the May exams now over, it's time an ideal time to catch up with getting your practical experience up to date. June’s edition of our student e-magazine, Velocity, is packed full of tips and support to ensure just that.

    This month’s highlight

    While you definitely deserve a break from studying, the gap between sitting the exams and getting your results can be a very productive time if you use it to bring your practical experience records up to date, and we’ve got some great advice on how to just that.

  • Blog Entry
    13/06/2013 - 3:41pm

    Here in the UK, we love to moan about lots of things; the weather, football, the cost of living, the government.... Unfortunately we don't get much opportunity to influence the weather, or indeed the football.

    Government, however, is another matter!

  • Blog Entry
    15/05/2013 - 11:17am

    Hi all P2 students.

    Have any of you seen the love letters written by the examiner to you the students. An alternative name are post exam guides. Examiners want to see you pass. By ignoring your love letter how else can the examiner help you. Well he/she tells you that;

  • Blog Entry
    13/05/2013 - 11:31am

    With the May exams looming, are you clear on how to apply an ethical framework to the questions posed? Ethical issues are threaded throughout all stages of CIMA exams (below) and you will need to be able to show you would analyse the situation appropriately and respond.

    Graph showing ethics in CIMA exams

    Being guided through the CIMA code of ethics is key and there are a number of resources available to help you think through how to do the right thing.

  • Blog Entry
    03/05/2013 - 3:37pm

    Hi all, if you missed the strategic level ask a tutor session or want to catch up with the advice given, re-read it below!

  • Blog Entry
    02/05/2013 - 2:05pm

    Hi all, if you missed the T4 level ask a tutor session or want to catch up with the advice given, re-read it below!

  • Blog Entry
    29/04/2013 - 2:07pm

    Hi all, if you missed the operational level ask a tutor session or want to catch up with the advice given, re-read it below!