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CIMA Study weightings

CIMA Study weightings

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) is a UK based professional body offering training and qualification in management accountancy and related subjects. It is focused on accountants working in industry, and provides ongoing support and training for members.

CIMA is one of the professional associations for accountants in the UK and Ireland. Its particular emphasis is on developing the management accounting profession. CIMA is the largest management accounting body in the world with more than 227,000 members and students in 179 countries.[1] CIMA is also a member of the International Federation of Accountants.

CIMA Study weightings

CIMA Study weightings

The aim of the syllabus for the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting qualification 2011 are:

  • to enable the institute to examine whether students have an adequate knowledge, understanding and mastery of the stated body of knowledge and skills
  • to complement the institute’s work based practical experience and skills development objectives.

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The syllabus comprises five subjects:

  • C01 Fundamentals of Management Accounting
  • C02 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
  • C03 Fundamentals of Business Mathematics
  • C04 Fundamentals of Business Economics
  • C05 Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law

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Frequently asked question(FAQs)

  • What is customer payment reference number and where do i find it?

Your customer payment reference number is a unique identifier to be used when making payments to CIMA via the 24/7 global payment hotline. It can be found on the top of your financial statement in MY CIMA.

  • When i call the global payment hotline will i be speaking to a CIMA customer service agent?

No, this payment service is completely automated and as such removes the need to speak to a CIMA customer service agent.

  • Is the global payment hotline a secure payment method?

Yes, the payment hotline allows you to type in your credit or debit card number using your telephone keypad. This is a completely secure process as your card details are not stored on CIMA’s network.

  • If i have trouble in completing my payment via the global payment hotline,will i be transferred to CIMA contact?

That will depend on when you are calling. If CIMA Contact is open at the time of your call then you will be transferred to them.  However, if CIMA Contact is closed at the time of your call, you will be advised to contact them when they open or if applicable to contact your local office

  • If i make payment via the global payment hotline,when will that payment be reflected on my CIMA account?

The payment will be reflected within 24 hours.

  • If i make payment via the global payment hotline,how/when will i receive confirmation of that payment?

Once your payment has been successfully made you will receive confirmation via email. You will usually receive this email immediately but please allow 24 hours.

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Fundamental level

This requires a basic understanding of the business structures, operations and financial performance and includes responsibility for implementing and achieving results through own actions rather than through others.

  • Introduced at CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting (2017 syllabus)
  • Applies to Operational level of the CIMA Professional Qualification

Intermediate level 

This requires a moderate understanding of the business operations and measurements including responsibility for monitoring the implementation of strategy. This has limited or informal responsibility for colleagues/and or needs to consider broader approaches or consequences.

Applies to Management level of the CIMA Professional Qualification.

Advanced level

This required strong understanding of the organisations environment, current strategic position and direction, with strong analytical skills and the ability to advise on strategic options for the business.  This includes formal responsibility for colleagues and their actions, and that that their decisions have a wider impact.

Applies to Strategic level of the CIMA Professional Qualification.

Expert level

This requires expert knowledge to develop strategic vision and provide unique insight to the overall direction and success of the organisation.  This level requires formal responsibility for business areas and actions and decisions taken at this level have a high level of strategic impact.

Those operating at Expert level are likely to be CGMAs in very senior roles and would be keeping their skills up to date through CPD.

CIMA Study weightings

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