|CIMA Chartered Management Accountant|
Study Notes 2011
Keep in mind, the CIMA exam is NOT an accountant exam. It is more of a business management nature. Pure accounting knowledge would not be sufficient.
CIMA places emphasis on strategic business skills. A CIMA qualification can widen one's career options, in and outside of finance. In fact, CIMA claims itself as the only accounting body that focuses primarily on business needs. As a Chartered Management Accountant, one is at the forefront of business planning, strategy and change across the sectors - industry, commerce, and the public sector and not-for-profit organizations.
It is generally believed that the CIMA certification is more "international" while the CMA certification (the one from IMA) is more US oriented.
According to the CIMA, a
Chartered management accountant is qualified to engage in a wide
variety of activities, such as:
The CIMA syllabus has the following exams:
To help you focus on the relevant exam contents, we develop the CIMA ExamFOCUS Study Notes to accompany your reading efforts.
As a chartered management
accountant, you need to be familiar with a wide variety of business
management knowledge domains. You do not have to be an expert in each of
these domains, but you need to know them well for purpose of the exam,
and also for job search. In fact, from a job search site you can find
job description like this one:
This set of study notes provide you with knowledge information on the relevant business management domains. As an effective learning aid implemented in the format of study notes, the ExamFOCUS CIMA Study Notes package covers topics relevant to the nine CIMA exams. It is designed to present information in an easy-to-understand, conversational format. Notes are well-written, technically accurate and completely representative of the key information covered by the exams.
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