CIMA qualifications

CIMA is the world’s largest professional body of management accountants. CIMA offers the most relevant finance qualification for business – it’s where business and finance meet. A CIMA qualified management accountant will help you develop your business and provide a proven path to business success. Here we deal with some frequently asked questions from business owners.

Do I need to invest in CIMA training for my Financial team?

Studying for a CIMA qualification develops all round business accountants with the strategic skills to develop your business and achieve exceptional results. It will bring about benefits to your business unmatched by any other training and development. A management accountant will interpret financial information to ensure you make business decisions wisely.

My accountant is AAT qualified. This means she’s adequately qualified to serve the needs of a relatively small business such as ours would you say?

As a business director one must don many caps. A CIMA qualified management accountant will provide accounting input and the necessary business support you need, ensuring the financial aspects of your business operations are planned and structured, leaving you free to do what you do best - growing of your business. They are key board members with the necessary knowledge, skills, ethical and professional commitment to help steer your business to success.

What if I can’t afford to lose a key member of staff on day release?

There are training providers who provide a range of CIMA courses in the evenings and weekends to enable students and employers to fit in with busy working days and equally busy private lives. Make sure the training provider offers small class sizes, and consider how accessible their facilities are to cut down on travelling times. Every hour then becomes productive.

David Hughes
Hughes CIMA Training