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Welcome to CIMA South Africa

T. 0861 CIMASA (0861 246272) or +27 (0)11 788 8723
F. +27 (0)11 788 8724

Customer Services
E. johannesburg@cimaglobal.com

Office information 

Opening hours: 
08.30-16.30 (CAT) Monday to Friday 

Office address:
54 Melrose Boulevard
4th floor Melrose Arch
Melrose North 
Johannesburg

Postal address:
PO Box 745
Northlands
2116

If you are unhappy with the service you have received, or you have experienced a problem, please contact Customer Service Manager: Africa, Alan Lothian, at Alan.Lothian@cimaglobal.com

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AT A GLANCE

The Certificate in Business Accounting is our entry level accounting qualification for students with little or no accounting background. It is a recognised qualification in its own right which is valued by employers.

Our Professional Qualification is regarded highly by employers around the world for its relevance to business.

CIMA also offers qualifications in Islamic finance and the Global Business Services Programme for global business services (GBS) and shared services (SS) professionals.

Certificate in Business Accounting

You can study and register for the five certificate exams at your own pace. On average, students take one year to complete this level.

Professional Qualification

On average, students complete the 12 professional qualification exams in four years. Most students attempt two or three exams at each sitting but they can be completed in three sittings.

The Practical Experience Requirements are an essential part of the CIMA qualification. They complement the exams and measure whether students have gained enough experience of applying management accounting skills and techniques and are competent to become a CIMA member.

You will need a minimum of three years’ relevant practical experience, some or all of which may have been gained before registering as a CIMA student.

CIMA students pay a one-time registration fee, an annual subscription fee, and a fee for each exam or exemption. Check our fees list for full information.

New students do not have to pay their first years subscription.

If it takes you three years to complete CIMA and you pass every exam on the first attempt, it will cost around £1,800 (at 2016 prices).

You also need to take into account the cost of study materials and any tuition classes you enrol in.

You can study with a tuition provider, on your own at home, or using a combination of methods anywhere in the world.

Take a look at our Study Shop to see all of the options available to you.

You can now schedule all Certificate in Business Accounting, Professional Qualification, Islamic Finance and Certificate in Global Business Services exams online and over the phone.

CIMA exams can be sat at over 5,000 Pearson VUE assessment centres in over 178 countries worldwide.

The Undergraduate Club is an exclusive club tailored especially for undergraduate Accounting and Finance students who aspire to become Management Accountants. 

By joining this exclusive club, you become part of the CIMA community – the world’s largest professional body of Management Accountants, whilst you are completing your degree.

In addition to this, you will accumulate vast savings of up to 75% on CIMA exemption fees whilst receiving discounts from book suppliers and free invitations to networking events.

Why CIMA?

The CIMA Difference

Not all accounting qualifications are the same. View a comparison between the CIMA Professional Qualification and qualifications from other accounting bodies.

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CGMA

The Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation is powered by AICPA (the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants) and CIMA, two of the world’s leading accounting organisations.

Find out more

START STUDYING TODAY

Start studying the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting or the CIMA Professional Qualification. Registration is easy, and, if you sign up today for £77, you will get your 2016 subscription fee waived – a saving of £108!

REGISTER NOW

QUICK LINKS

  • MY CIMA

    Use MY CIMA to schedule exams, update contact details and preferences and pay your annual subscription.

  • CIMA Connect

    CIMAconnect is a mobile friendly, study support platform that enables you to get free study material and have discussions with other students about your experience, anywhere, anytime!

  • Events in your area

    Make the most of your membership by getting involved with the events in your area.

The Undergraduate Club is an exclusive club tailored especially for undergraduate Accounting and Finance students who aspire to become Management Accountants. 

By joining this exclusive club, you become part of the CIMA community – the world’s largest professional body of Management Accountants, whilst you are completing your degree. In addition to this, you will accumulate vast savings of up to 75% on CIMA exemption fees whilst receiving discounts from book suppliers and free invitations to networking events.

You will also have exclusive access to valuable information, opportunities and tools that are housed in the members-only web portal. In the web portal, you will be able to:

  • Get noticed

Your profile will be promoted to key employers when you upload your CV on to our jobs portal. You will also be invited to various events where you will be able to network.

  • Seek out opportunities

Be the first to find out about graduate jobs, internships and placements that are posted by employers seeking students like you on the MY JOBS portal.

  • Get business ready

Enhance your profile by up-skilling for the job you want with career resources and expert tips. These resources will help you find out what it is that employers look for in addition to your qualifications.

  • Be inspired

Interact with like-minded CIMA members and students. Find out how they went from where you are now to where they are now.

The competition

We are currently running a competition where you could win a laptop or 2 tickets to the next Prime Circle concert which includes a private meet and greet with the band and a signed copy of their latest Deluxe Edition Album!

Register and pay for the Undergraduate Club before the 31 October 2016 for automatic entry into the competition!

How to register for the Undergraduate Club

  • Go to www.cimaglobal.com/register
  • Click on the green ‘Register as a student’ button
  • Select your entry route (Special entry)
  • Enter the Promotion code (REG10ZAF16) and apply promotion
  • Enter your email address and click ‘continue’
  • Enter your details and click ‘Create My CIMA Account’
  • Enter your details and click ‘Complete My Details’
  • For your study method, select from the drop down menu ‘Not yet decided’
  • Enter your details, leave the Employers SLD number blank and click ‘Continue’
  • Read the terms and conditions, tick the declaration box and click ‘Continue’
  • Select how you heard about CIMA
  • Enter the country in which you studied
  • Select ‘High School Graduate’ as your highest level of study
  • Do not select anything under the CIMAstudy.com section, click ‘Continue’
  • In the employment section, select ‘student’
  • Click ‘Go to payment’
  • Ensure that you have been billed £10. If not please notify heather.bangwayo@cimaglobal.com
  • Select your preferred method of payment. If you plan to pay later, click ‘pay later’. If you would like to pay in local currency via IBTC (one of our tuition providers), please follow the directions below. Please note that the £10 registration fee will be converted at a flat rate of R220 regardless of the exchange rate on the day.
  • To make an online payment on another day, you will have to log into your MY CIMA portal and go to MY FINANCIALS.

How to pay your Undergraduate Club fees in Rands through IBTC 

  • Go to www.ibtc.co.za
  • Select ‘book now’
  • Select your region and your institute (CIMA)
  • Select any of the levels and select ‘proceed to step 2’
  • Scroll down to ‘Institute Fees’
  • Click on the cart next to  ‘CIMA Undergraduate Club’ & save
  • Scroll down and select ‘proceed to step 3’
  • Complete your details (carefully input your CIMA contact ID under ‘Institute number’.
  • Tick the terms and conditions and updates boxes and select proceed to step 4
  • Check that your invoice is correct and select ‘pay via EFT’.
  • An invoice will be sent to your email address.
  • Use this to pay your CIMA UGC fees via bank transfer to IBTC.
  • You will received SMS confirmation from IBTC once your fees have been paid over to CIMA.


**Please be advised that when paying through the IBTC platform, the £10 registration fee is converted and charged at a flat rate of R220 regardless of the exchange rate on the day.