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A New Beginning, A New Look.

I started this blog four years ago when I was on the operational level of the CIMA ladder, it’s come a long way since then.

My first blog post was discussing the merits of online study materials against the bulkier ways of studying with traditional text books and my last one was about completing the qualification.

Full circle you might say.

The idea behind starting the blog was to share my experiences and opinions on studying for CIMA. I also felt it would be a great motivational tool for me as I progress through the levels.

I found by writing blog posts and researching the tougher CIMA subjects, it was a great way for me to learn and pass my exams. Being able to provoke discussion and interaction from other students was also invaluable for me and something I enjoyed.

Like most blogs, they need a good clean up and freshen up to avoid becoming stale.

With the new 2019 syllabus on the horizon and having become a ACMA, CGMA myself, it now seems the perfect time to revamp The CIMA Student.

The over-riding aim of the blog remains the same, helping other students on the path to CIMA success.

I’d also like to add that the site does contain affiliate links to Astranti and Practice Tests Academy. They are both providers that have served me well when taking and passing CIMA exams and I would only recommend resources I have first-hand using myself.

The commission I have earned has enabled me to cover the domain and design costs as well as recently removing the WordPress ads that used to plague the site.

The site looks cleaner and will allow me to focus on advertising smaller CIMA tuition providers and tutors, in return for expert content and advice.

I hope you enjoy the next chapter of ”The CIMA Student”

The Benefits of Studying CIMA

Why is CIMA becoming more and more relevant in industry today?

Well, it’s a subject I have been giving lots of thought to recently as I embark on the strategic level. I say embark, the reality is I have yet to open a P3 text book but the plan is start after I’ve finished writing this blog post.

In my mind I believe there are three main reason why I believe CIMA is the standout qualification for those finance professionals who want to work in industry.

  1. The role of the traditional accountant is dying.
  2. A trend towards “Business Partnering” is emerging within the finance department.
  3. You need more than one string to your bow.

The Traditional Accountant v The Modern Day Finance Professional


I actually began working as an 18 year-old trainee accountant in a small family run business and when I think of the traditional accountant, I think of my time there. Everything was handwritten in paper ledgers and a calculator was the closest thing I got to anything resembling technology.

The traditional accountant is a role that is purely focused on producing the set of monthly accounts or annual statutory accounts. There is no real analysis of insight provided to the management of the business, but they focus on ensuring the accounts reflect a true and fair picture of the organisation’s financials.

There is no nothing wrong with that of course.

Every business, large or small, needs to have accurate accounting records and financial statements but is it really a full time job these days given the advances in technology? Especially in large multinational companies.

Gone are the days of the accountant pouring over hoards and hoards of invoices, receipts and paperwork in the finance department.

Everything is electronic and streamlined, ERP systems have allowed for a huge amount of data to be collected, and processed through various ledgers and sub ledgers.

What’s more the reporting systems that are “bolted-on” to the ERP systems can provide a host of reports to management at the click of the button. There is no need for the accountant to spend their time to preparing a monthly reporting pack for the business to review if powerful, on demand reports are available.

The Modern Day Accountant

The modern day accountant, in my opinion, needs to be more attuned to the business they are working in and need to expand their horizons outside of the finance department.

They need to build relationships with multiple stakeholders (project managers, IT specialists, finance directors, logistics etc.).

Of course, the foundation of their knowledge and experience needs to lie within accounting. The modern day accountant will still need to understand the accruals concept and how the changes to IFRS 16 will impact the accounting practices but that’s only half of the job these days.

And that’s one of the reasons why I have found CIMA so interesting and practical for my job today.

It’s given me more of an insight into project management and managing stakeholder relationships. I’ve begun to think about Risk Management and the types of risks organisation’s face and how the finance department can add value to the “The Value Chain”.

All of these areas, which are covered in the CIMA P and E pillars of the syllabus are just as relevant in the finance department as the accounting itself.


Business Partnering – the future of the finance department

As I touched upon earlier, the modern day finance professional needs to be closer to the operations of the business in order to evolve their role of day to day number crunching and accounting.

How are we expected to understand the risks and opportunities within the organisation If we are not talking with colleagues in sales, logistics and credit control?

The modern day accountant can help contribute towards alleviating some of the pressure on the operations by providing analysis and insight on the critical areas like cost control on functional costs, for example.

I wonder now, if you walked into the finance department of a large manufacturing company if the finance staff could tell you the range of products they make, which ones are profitable and which ones are loss leaders?

What are the biggest challenges the sales staff face – are they frustrated by receiving monthly reports from finance one week after the period had closed?

Are they reports the finance team send actually relevant to end user?

All of these questions can be answered if finance are working alongside the business and not as a back office function.

It’s something I have to remind myself now and again, that I need to build closer relationships with other departments and keep updated with the latest company news, products and the real output of the company – otherwise I am in danger of becoming obsolete myself.

The Finance Business Partner (FBP) is a role that is becoming increasingly common these days as large successful companies have realized that the finance department really needs to be seen a partner with the day to day operations.

The Finance Business Partner will take a key interest what challenges the “shopfloor” is facing and translate the financial results into easy to digest data so everyone can understand what they mean and how they help contribute towards a more profitable bottom line.

What’s more, this kind of role illustrates how the modern day finance professional needs to operate and what skills they need. I’d say that over 50% of the skills required in this role are soft skills that are based around communication, presentations skills and negotiation.

Here is a brilliant quote that was taken from the CGMA document called “The Changing Shape of the Finance Function”

“The expectations of the finance role has changed. Finance is embedding itself across the business”

It was a quote from an interview with an Indian bank worker and really sums up how finance in industry has evolved from the traditional role of the finance function to the modern day needs of a business.

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More than one string to your bow

This can be applied to any profession really but this is becoming more and more relevant in the world of finance where globalization and technology is having a big impact.

I’ve seen it myself first hand with the introduction of RPA (Robotic Process Automation) that carry out the repetitive mundane jobs in the finance department to either streamline the headcount or free up the time of the accountant so they add value by giving insights to the business on the results of the financial statements.

If all you can offer or willing to offer is data entry and repeating the same jobs over and over, then your days are numbered in the finance department.

Technology is a massive driver in the future of the finance department and it’s in the accountant’s best interest to develop their skill-set alongside this.

This needn’t be becoming an IT expert, but more of understanding change management and project management in the context of the finance department and how IT can drive the business forward.

The modern business is constantly changing and none more so than with the technology used, my own experiences alongside studying CIMA has helped me understand the challenges of change management within an organisation and how to react to different situations.

Let’s take an example rolling out a new ERP system, this will impact the whole finance department as well as the wider business. This will need a close co-operation between the project team, finance clerks, IT professionals and management of the department to help facilitate the change.

The whole finance department needs to react to this change positively in order to make it a success, and if there is resistance then the management need to spot that, understand why and come up with a strategy to negate it.

The accountant needs to develop their skills to work with the new ERP system, so that’s technical skills and communication skills to seek help and training, and also educate others. It’s counterproductive if the accountant is unwilling to change and is stuck on using the old legacy systems.

While senior managers need to under the change management process and really help to deliver the message as to why changes are being made and facilitate the rollout of the ERP system.

All of the above require very minimal accounting skills. It’s about understanding the need for change and how you can contribute to that in your role – even if you are data entry clerk to CEO. Everyone needs to play their part and evolve at the same pace as the organization.

I believe to prosper and continue to move forward in the world of finance, the finance professional needs to continue to look outside the finance department. Understand the risks of the business and finance department and learn how to collaborate with other departments and stakeholders.

Having one trick of producing a set of monthly accounts will no longer be enough.


Let CIMA shape your future in finance

I’ve worked in a range of roles in the finance but it wasn’t until about 12-18 months when I was studying CIMA that it all began in click in terms of how the role of the accountant is changing – and what skilles are needed to succeed.

The core accounting fundamentals are part of the CIMA syllabus, there is obviously no getting away from group accounts, accounting for leases and share based compensation.

But the P and E pillars of the CIMA syllabus really emphasie what else is needed to be a successful management accountant.

Stakeholder relationship, project/change management, and management styles are all just as relevant as the accounting standards themselves.

So if you can pondering your next step of your career in the finance department, think about the skills and knowledge you have gained from CIMA and see what direction it takes.

Project Manager? Finance Business Partner? Data Analytics? Finance Process Specialist?

There are a host of opportunities and career paths out there that have evolved and will continue to evolve from the role of the traditional accountant.

A New Year – a NEW approach!

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2016: A Year in Review

I’ve been writing blog and website for over 12 months now and I feel the time is right for a change in approach for 2017.

The idea behind the site was to help my own progress through the CIMA qualification. I felt, by going into depth and writing articles on CIMA topics I struggled with, this would help my own learning and help vary my study methods.

I also hope this has helped other students in the process.

Alongside this, I tried to keep students up to date with what’s happening in CIMA and some industry news with “The Week Ahead” blog posts every Monday. In fact I tried to keep to 3 blog posts a week which, in hindsight,  was a bit ambitious and perhaps diverted some time away from my CIMA studies itself.

Looking back over 2016 I’ve also come to realise what a big importance the CIMA case studies play in students lives. My most popular articles are based around the OCS, MCS, SCS and the pre-seen materials – so I plan to keep a strong focus on them in the coming year with more articles on students approaches to passing case studies and more practical hands on advice.

I’ve also learnt myself what a tough task it is to pass the CIMA objective tests – as was well documented with my two failures with the F2 exam earlier last year. It was a steep and expensive learning curve that I hope has helped others along their way.

Looking ahead to 2017

I hope to receive more student submissions for the site and open the doors a little bit for others to share and offer advice on what works well for them.

But in terms of the content I personally write, I will be focusing on quality rather than quality. Rather than having 3 shorter articles a week, I would rather have 3 in depth articles per month – this change in approach should allow me more time to devote to my studies (as my MCS exam looms after P2), while the longer articles will offer more depth on the topics I am studying.

Next year I will be focusing the “CIMA Study Prime” course I have enrolled in for the P2 exam – as always I will share my opinions on how I find their materials and P2 course.

Happy New Year (and happy studying!!).

The Week Ahead -28th November 2016

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The case studies are done and dusted for another three months! So now begins the anxious wait for the November OCS, MCS and SCS exam results in a few weeks.

I would recommend the OCS and MCS students to start thinking about their next steps and what objective test that will take next. So if you do get that pass mark from your November case study exam you are ready to hit the ground running with your next exam.


Astranti still have their 50% OFF ALL CIMA MATERIALS until the end of the day today (Monday 28th November).

This means it’s the perfect time for students who are planning to take a case study exam in February 2017 to purchase the Astranti package today and make a HUGE saving!

Instead of paying 849.99 for the SCS course, you can get it for 425.99 – and don’t worry if their website still mentions the case study courses for November (as the pre seen materials aren’t released yet for Feb it’s still old information on the Astranti site).

OCS Complete Course
MCS Complete Course
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Likewise, if you’re planning to sit an Objective test next you can get a full course for just 74.99 reduced from 149.99.

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Just use the discount code BLACKFRIDAY50 at the checkout to get the exclusive discount. Just one day left!

The CIMA Student Website

This week I will be looking at more CIMA E2 topics following the Managing Change article posted last week – for those who missed it you can find it here. There was a glitch when the email was sent out on Saturday as the article was only half finished – apologies for that!

Meanwhile, I will also be looking at the best approaches and resources for students who are taking Objective Tests next.

The Week Ahead – 21 November 2016

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It’s the final week of the CIMA November case study exams as the SCS students get to grips with their scenario of ADF.

Here are a few exam tips for the SCS students to think about:

  • Get some rest – don’t spend the night before the exam studying until the early hours of the morning.
  • Eat healthy – while it might be tempting to eat a full English breakfast before your exam, it won’t do you any favours.
  • Be confident – you’ve studied well and prepared yourself for success – be confident walking into the exam hall.
  • Don’t forget the new unseen material – you might want to churn out all of the pre-seen materials you have been looking at for the last 6 weeks but remember to consider the new material you see on exam day.

The CIMA Student Website

My E2 revision is cranking up a notch this week as I plan to sit the exam before the Christmas period, so with this in mind I will be looking at the management of people and groups – there are plenty of models and different theories to get stuck into – so my thoughts will go up on the blog later this week.

Good Luck to all sitting exams this week and for those who just finished case study exams you can take a well deserved break (for now).

The Week Ahead – 14th November 2016

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The OCS students can now put their feet up and look forward to the Christmas period but this means it’s time for the MCS students to sit the Portafone case study this week.

Here is a quick look at the industry analysis surrounding Portafone for some last minute revision.


I found a brilliant CIMA related website last week that really helped me with my E2 study. If you haven’t already heard of it, then I would thoroughly recommend using the Kaplan Knowledge Bank website – it’s free to use and doesn’t require any login details.

It gives you detailed descriptions of key topic in the CIMA syllabus.

For example, I wanted to understand Porter’s Diamond in a bit more detail and it gave me a comprehensive breakdown of each element. The Kaplan Knowledge Bank is like a CIMA wikipedia and should go into your favourite sites list.

You can find the Kaplan Knowledge Bank website here.

The CIMA Student Website

This week I will be taking a look at Ansoff’s Matrix and what it means in terms of the E2 syllabus using an exam style question. I will also be writing a post on the CIMA materials I use when studying for the Objective Tests.

If you’d like to contribute or you have a burning issue you want to see on the blog then please feel free to get in touch via social media or leave your comments below.

Happy Studying and good luck to the MCS students this week!

CIMA Subscription Fees

The annual CIMA Subscription Fees email reminder appeared in my inbox recently so I thought it would be a good time to also remind fellow students not to forget to pay it!

CIMA Student Subscription

Remember, if your membership is not up to date you cannot enter for any CIMA exams!!

The annual student subscription costs 108 GBP but if you contact CIMA directly there is an option to spread the payment over a few months, alternatively you can also pay via direct debit to make it easier for some students.

TIP: Are you funding all of your CIMA studies and fees by yourself? Well, even if your employer does not support your CIMA tuition it is worth asking if they will pay your subscription fee.

A lot of companies will be willing to cover this 108 GBP annual fee even if they won’t pay for your books and exams! It’s worth asking your boss or HR department.

CIMA Student Subscription Benefits

What exactly do you get for your 108 GBP a year? Well, actually a lot more than just being able to enter your exams and continue your CIMA journey.

You get access to FM student apps, while you also have the option to join in any local CIMA events that are taking place in your area. The biggest advantage, in my opinion, is having access to the CIMA connect and all of the study articles, exam tips and so on.

You read about the full CIMA student benefits here.

Perhaps there is something here you had access too but didn’t realise!

The Week Ahead – 7th November 2016

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The OCS students will be counting down the hours until their exam as the Marici Power case study begins from Tuesday this week. Meanwhile, the MCS and SCS students still have a week or two to finalise their exam preparation.

Here a few exam tips for students taking their case study this month.

  • Time Management: divide the number of sections by the time you have available and manage your time effectively. i.e. 4 sections gives you 45 minutes per section – stick to it!
  • Planning your answer: spend the first 5-10 minutes planning your answer, read the requirements of question and plan your answer using headings and sub sections so you have a framework when writing out full answer.
  • Review your answer: make sure (where possible) you have linked the pre-seen materials, syllabus content, industry examples and new materials to your answer.
  • Ethics: always think about your answer in relation to ethics and the CIMA code of conduct. The examiner will appreciate it!


CIMA have announced their third instalment in their Certifed Global Business Services professionals programme with the diploma in global business services.The programme is designed for business leaders, managers and team leaders working in the shared service or global business services environment.

You can read the full press release from CIMA here.

The CIMA Student Website

It’s been a quiet couple of weeks on the site but I plan to get some more articles up this week on my E2 revision as well as another look at the upcoming case studies for the MCS and SCS students.

If you’d like to see anything specific on the site please get in touch via twitter or email on thecimastudent[at]gmail[dot]com.

The Week Ahead – 24th October

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The countdown for the November case study begins as it’s just two weeks until the operational level students face their exam. A reminder of the exam dates for the November case study exams listed below as well links to my recent articles on OCS: Marici Power, MCS: Portafone and SCS: ADF pre seen analysis.

CIMA OCS November 2016: Marici Power

CIMA MCS November 2016: Portafone

CIMA SCS November 2016: ADF

CIMA November 2016 Case Study Exams

The CIMA Student Website

This week will focus on more E2 related syllabus areas as I plan to draw near the end of my initial coverage of the E2 text book – then I can start looking at revision and tackle the exam practice kits for the next four to six weeks.

Happy Studying!

The Week Ahead – 17th October 2016



Having been thinking about changing roles at work in the recent times I was keen to understand the role of Finance Business Partner a bit more. As it seems to be a fairly popular role these days and I also can see myself veering towards this kind of role in the future.

It seems to go hand in hand with CIMA studies too, as my initial understanding of the role is a bridge between the finance department and operations. Anyway, I came across this article on Understanding The Finance Business Partner role – very interesting reading.

The CIMA Student Website

This week I will be looking at the industry analysis for the upcoming case study exams – this will be for all three levels; OCS: Marici Power   MCS: Portafone and SCS: ADF.

While I will also be looking at more E2 subjects following the article last week on Porters Five Forces. If you have any specific request on topics you’d like to see then feel free to get in touch.

Happy Studying.

The Week Ahead – 10th October 2016



Do you read the CIMA FM Magazine? That’s probably a no. To be honest, it’s something I rarely look at myself but the September edition email arrived in my inbox this morning so thought it would be good opportunity to share and bring this up.

You can find the September edition (and previous editions) of the FM magazine here.

The September issue contains articles on:

  • Managing risk and the value of big data.
  • How to retain talent in your organisation.
  • What it’s like to do business in Moscow.

The CIMA Student Website

The subject of Porters five forces is a familiar one for CIMA students the Porter’s Diamond is a topic that came up in the my E2 studies last week so I will be looking at that, meanwhile I will finally around to publishing the article on knowing your role in the case study exam – a key point to identify for all case study students!

Happy Studying.

The Week Ahead – 3rd October 2016



Not so much news, but more of a general reminder for students to login and check their CIMA connect account every once in a while. There are tons of resources and plenty advice from students/CIMA staff that are well worth reading.

Here are a few articles from CIMA connect that are worth checking out.

Failed an exam: What is your next step?

Stress busters: how to beat exam stress

Student webinar: F3 Exam success

The CIMA Student Website

The final set of pre-seen materials will be released this week so the SCS students can begin their analysis of the case study in question. So you can expect to see an article covering the preview videos for the SCS November 2016 pre-seen.

While I be looking at the different roles OCS, MCS and SCS students will face during their case study exams. It’s crucial to really understand your role in the exam and answer the questions accordingly.

The Week Ahead – 26th September 2016



The CIMA Salary insight 2016 was released recently and gives you a good chance to gauge your current earnings against the average for a CIMA student/member in your respective industry. Perhaps it will act as a motivation to study harder or even give you the urge to speak to your boss about a pay rise!

You can find the interactive salary insight tool for 2016 here.

The CIMA Student Website

This week will be the focus on the MCS pre-seen materials for the November 2016 exam following the release of the OCS materials last week.

Hopefully CIMA are a bit quicker off the mark this week, as OCS students had to wait until Wednesday for the Marici Power pre-seen to go-live (although, in fairness to CIMA, they do say the pre-seen materials will be released the week commencing xxx – so not necessarily on the Monday)

Meanwhile, later on in the week I will be delving into a CIMA E2 syllabus area to share my thoughts.

Last week, saw a brilliant article from a CIMA student in Cameroon – if you haven’t already seen it then you can find it here – and if any other students would like to contribute in some way then please get in touch via twitter or email.

Happy Studying!

The Week Ahead – 19th September 2016



I noticed the official CIMA website has had a revamp and looks all nice, new and shiny. It feels much more like the CIMA connect interface, so it’s worth checking it out as it feels a much more user-friendly experience than the previous site.

A reminder, of course, the November case study exams pre-seen materials starting being released from this week and it’s still not to late to enter for the exams.


The CIMA Student Website

This week will see some brilliant content on the blog coming up – firstly, the OCS pre-seen materials are released for the November exam so I will gather all of the pre-seen videos from Astranti together.

However, I will be saving the best until last this week when, on Friday, I will post an article written by a CIMA student in Cameroon – who will give an insight into the journey CIMA students face when studying in a developing country. And how they are overcoming the obstacles they face.

If you have any suggestions, ideas or comments then feel free to get in touch via twitter or the comments section below.

Happy Studying!

The Week Ahead – 12th September 2016



The November case study exams will be in most students thoughts as the pre-seen material for the OCS exam is released from next week, with this in mind below is a schedule for the important dates for exam entry, pre-seen material and exam dates for all levels.


Are you worried about automation of accounting processes will have a negative impact on your role? Well a recent CIMA study has revealed that businesses and finance professionals are welcoming automation and “robots” in the finance function – 1,628 CIMA members were surveyed and around 83% support the idea of automation if it saves time, money and helps with indecision in the business.

You can read more about this in the CIMA press release here.

The CIMA Student Website

This week I will be continuing to look at the E2 syllabus as I go more in-depth into this paper following last weeks blog post on business strategy. While I’ll also be looking at the Astranti case study materials for the upcoming November exams.

I passed the OCS exam this time last year using Astranti materials and I’d thoroughly recommend them to other students in the same boat. You can read more about how I passed the OCS exam here.

The Week Ahead – 5th September 2016


After passing an exam, I tend to take my foot off the gas a bit with the CIMA studies and that’s also been reflected with the amount of activity on the blog over the last week or so. But it’s back to business this week as I (finally!) crack on with my E2 studies and get some more content up on the site.


If you were not aware (I only found out via Twitter) CIMA announced Andrew Harding FCMA, CGMA as their new chief executive. It’s not something that will directly impact us as students but still useful information to know – you can read the full press release from CIMA here.

The CIMA Student Website

This week I will be looking at The CIMA Grad Club and see what advantages it can offer to students who are looking for a boost in their career by learning new skills and career tips. Elsewhere, there will be an article on the E2 subject on formulating a business strategy.

A reminder for those who want to take advantage of the 10% discount on ALL CIMA materials from Acorn Financial to email me on thecimastudent[at]gmail[dot]com – you can find there full list of CIMA resources here.

The Week Ahead – 22nd August 2016



The Management Case Study exam scenario AEN begins this and I saw a great tweet from CIMA_News linking a document “Helping you pass your final exam”. It’s basically a walk-through of a students answer to the SCS exam from February 2016 – variant 2.

The student’s script was a PASS mark and it goes through, step-by-step, what the student done and well and what they could have improved on. It’s a great resource that will be useful for SCS students sitting the exam this week, it might also be of interest to other students to get a feel of what is required to pass the SCS exam.

You can find the document “Helping you pass your final exam” from CIMA here.

The CIMA Student Website

This week I will be beginning my E2 studies so expect to see some articles around this paper. If you have any specific topics you’d like to see on the site please feel free to get in touch.

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To claim the 10% discount, email your order to thecimastudent[at]gmail[dot]com.

The Week Ahead – 15th August 2016


The OCS students can now breathe a sigh of relief after their exams for the August case study finished last week but it’s now the turn of the MCS and SCS students.

Here is what’s coming up this week.


A very interesting email popped up in my inbox last week from CIMA about new self-study guides for all CIMA subjects. The new inter-active study guides sound great, especially for students who are home studying, and you can check them out on the CIMA connect site as usual.

The CIMA Student Website

This week I am preparing for another F2 exam (third time lucky?) so I will post my thoughts on how I fared at the end of the week, meanwhile, as mentioned above I will be exploring the new self-study guides from CIMA to see what all the fuss is about.

MCS and SCS students can find out all of the exam resources for their respective case study exams on the site already (just click on the MCS and SCS categories).

Finally, here is a nice little video from Astranti on the SparkSpace MCS exam that kicks off this week. A free 56 minute master class from an Astranti – how very nice on them!

Good Luck to all those taking exams this week (and next week).

The Week Ahead – 8th August 2016



It’s the OCS August case study exam week so good luck to the students sitting the exam in the coming days!

Meanwhile, I saw an interesting press release on the CIMA website that stated that salaries for management accountants are increasing at twice the national average.

The results reveal that average earnings among qualified members reached £64,011 in 2016 (an increase of 1.9%), £36,411 more than the current average UK wage.

According to the research, even those in the process of gaining their qualifications report earning 22% higher than the national average wage, receiving an annual salary of £33,638.

You can read the full press release in detail by visiting the link above.

The CIMA Student Website

This week I will be posting up a short interview with CIMA student who will be taking her first exam in November this year.

While I will also be looking at more detail on the subject of Project Management – I posted an article on this last week but now I will be looking at the process of project management and a few CIMA exam questions on the subject.

I’ve added a sign up pop-up to the website for The CIMA student newsletter – it’s a new monthly newsletter that will be sent out for the first time in the coming weeks.

Any feedback or comments would be gratefully received.

The Week Ahead – 1st August 2016


This month signals the beginning of the August case study exams – all of my resources, notes and comments have already been posted on the site – so Good Luck to those sitting case study exams this month.

The CIMA Student Website

This week I will be looking at an underrated tool that students perhaps don’t even know exist – The Student Webinars.

CIMA have student webinars that are free of charge and accessible for all CIMA students. They cover all of the papers in the qualification and contain some excellent information. Make sure you check them out!

All of the information is available on the CIMA Connect site and I will be providing full details in the article later this week.

I’ll also be taking a look at Project Management – an area that is covered in the E2 paper. If you have any questions or would like to see any specific topics on the website then feel free to get in touch by email or the comments section below.


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