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Hi All

I am battling to put the practical experience in an acceptable format - can anyone that has submitted a PER or in the process of submitting one please email me an example of what you have done?

 

thanks

 

Jay 

CIMA response

You should think of your Detailed Record of Experience as a professional report covering between 5 and 15 pages of A4.

You need to explain to the assessors exactly what you did, why you did it, how you did it, how often and the outcome. It is also useful to mention where possible the difference your work made to each project.

Starting with the earliest relevant experience first you should put the 'name of the organisation', 'your job title', 'the job title of the person you reported to', and the 'dates on which you started and finished' as a heading.

You then need to identify the key tasks you carried out in each role. Ideally you should structure your detailed record of experience around these key tasks rather than around the practical experience requirements - although they will inevitably overlap occasionally.

As you write consider all the following aspects and try (as appropriate) to cover them:

  • Who did you report to, and perform the task for?
  • How did you actually approach the tas, adn carry it out?
  • How often did you do it?
  • Why did it need to be done?
  • Who was the end-user?
  • What software/IT id you employ to do the task?
  • How many people help you do it?
  • Were you responsible for the end result?
  • Were you given additional responsibilities?

The assessors prefer applicants not to use bullet points, particularly when you are describing your core experience. It is also probably better to write in the first person as this makes it clear what you are actually responsible for.

As a general rule the more complex the job the more you will have to write.  

Best wishes

Claire Morton

CIMAsphere moderator

CIMA response

Hi Claire

I think your checklist is very useful. But I think it may even be better to provide some actual examples. (We can always blot out the names or any other sensitive information.) Nothing like seeing samples of successful applications.

In my day, we had a standard template called the Log Book. Made things so much simpler.

What do you think?

thanks!

Thank you Claire!

Practical Experience - section 3

Hi

 

I've written 23 pages and now trying to cut down.  Is section 3 not supposed to be more than 15 pages? I'm not sure what to take out.

 

Thanks

section 3

Aysha i had about 12 pages of writing i think you just might be going into too much detail. if you want send me your email message and i can send you an example that i was sent.

Practical Experience - Section 3

Hi Simrun,

 

Thanks for that, whats your e-mail address and i will e-mail you?

 

Thanks

sect 3

Hey Simrun,

 Could you send me a copy too?

Thanks

Practical experience section 3 help

Hi,

I am writing the extended CV as well and I am really confused about the required format. Does anybody have an example to send?

 thanks, 

Practica experience

Hi Simrun,

 

Silly Q but how do i get my e-mail adress to you so that you can send me an example?

 I'm way over 15 pages

Thanks for your help

Examples website

Hello

There used to be a website with PER examples, can someone please send me a link to where this is?

Has anyone submitted their PER using the headings in the guide/brochure and had this accepted 1st time?

Cheers 

 

 

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Best wishes

Claire Morton

CIMAsphere moderator

15 pages

Please bear in mind that 15 pages is a rough guide.

For example, if your detailed description is 20 pages I would recommend that you submit it rather than try to cut it down and inadvertently delete something important.

Don't forget you don't need to repeat yourself - it's perfectly acceptable to refer the assessor to a previous role if the task is repeated.

You also only need to provided a really detailed description of the tasks that fall within the experience requirements, other tasks should be mentioned but don't need to be described in detail.

Best wishes

Claire Morton

CIMAsphere moderator

Thanks

Thank you for your advice :-)

Practical Experience examples

Hello

 

I am also just  trying to complete my PER and I am struggling to find examples to help me get my experience into the correct format.

 

If anyone has an example as mentioned  above could you email a copy to me please.

 

Thanks 

Example

Hi,

 

Can someone send me samples as well?

 

Thanks

example

Could someone also send me the example please?

Example

Please can you forward the example to me

Example

Could you please send me the example please. Thanks

Example

I am currently in the process of writing my detailed record of practical experience and would be grateful for any examples as well.

 

Thanks in advance.

Experience - No of employees and total revenue

Some of my practical experience involves working in national companies with offices all over the UK.  When it comes to answering the question on the PER application of 'no. of total employees' and 'total annual revenue', is that from a company-wide perspective or just the office in which I worked in?  It also asks for total number of employees in my dept... is that total employees nationwide in Finance or just the number of people in Finance in the office I worked in?

 Also, because it was such a long time ago, what if I can't find this information out?  Is it ok to make an estimate?!

 

Example

Hi All,

I just passed the case study and thinking of starting the PER. Would very much appreciate if someone can send me some examples as well, so I have an idea how to start.

Many Thanks in advance.

PER Help

Hi All,

I just passed the TOPCIMA in May 2010 exam sitting. Prior to January 2011, I worked as an accounting lecturer for 13 years. From January 2011, I work as an accountant at the same college.

I am in need of help in completing the PER. Like others, any examples will be appreciated.

Thanking all of you in advance

Example

Kindly send me some examples as well. Will appreciate it.

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Wow, a lot of people putting faith in the work of strangers! Come on guys, have some belief in your own abilities - report writing on a topic that you are experts on shouldn't be a problem, no?

Totaly Agree James

It's not like there isn't a template or guide on this website is it? Why do people find this difficult? It's hardly T4 standard of reporting is it?

Claire Morton the BEST MODERATOR FOR YEARS

 

As stated above, she is the best and still the best till today.

Our inspiration should be like her's in terms of good assistance and advice.  

 

You have everything to gain

Thank you, you're very kind.

The practical experience application process isn't complicated, CIMA is simply asking you to tell us about what you do at work. Use the basic template above and send us your practical experience application as soon as you meet the basic requirements.

You've got nothing to lose and everything to gain.

Best wishes

Claire Morton

CIMAsphere moderator

Record of practical experiance

Please can you forward the example to me

Record of practical experiance

Hi

I have been working in a relatively high position in a company for the past 10 years. My job is not stricly defined by roles and responsibilities and what I do on a day to day basis varies greatly.

I am most unsure of the level of detail required in the PER. If anyone has an example it would be much appreciated. 

Record of PE - Managerial position

Hi all,

 

Please give me some guidance on the following

1) I have been working as a CFO for the last 10 years.

E.g. for such core activity as "preparation of management accounts@ my role is not to prepare them  by myself, but to check the outcome, provide guidance in difficult cases, eresolve questionable issues, ensure that people have appropriate knowledge and skills, submit the outcomes to the Executive Board, etc. Will this be considered as appropriate experience in relation to this core activity?

2) It is recommended to cover the aspect 'how many people helped you'. What is meant by that? Do my subordinates help me?