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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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Growing Management Accounting Knowledge

Centre of Excellence - Southern Africa

At CIMA we know the only way to support and grow the accounting profession and build knowledge about management accounting best practices is to invest deeply and diligently into creating opportunities for research.

For more information on how to apply for research grants, please contact CIMA on:

T. +27 11788 8723
E. coe.sa@cimaglobal.com 

What is the CIMA Centre of Excellence?

The CIMA Centre of Excellence (COE) is devoted to funding accounting research on the continent. The output of this innovation research centre will include accounting research papers and local and regional material that will position CIMA as the experts in the field of management accounting, both regionally and globally.

CIMA COE is a collaborative project with universities, the public sector and key industry players. The objective of the CIMA COE is to establish a mechanism to support and grow new applied research relating to management accounting in Southern Africa to satisfy industry needs. 

Find out more about the CIMA Centre of Excellence

  • Where We Lead, Others Follow

    Management accountants lead businesses to success. CIMA is the first and only global professional body for Chartered Management Accountants and is recognised as the most relevant financial qualification for business today.

  • Dates to Diarise

    Stay up to date with the latest training, social and networking events in Africa

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  • Fast Track To CIMA

    Find out about our fast track route to CIMA for MBA holders.

    Master's gateway route

AT A GLANCE

As a Recognised Controlling Body (RCB) for SARS, CIMA is required to regulate South African members and students providing taxation services in terms of Section 240 of the Tax Administration Act (2011), with operational effect from 1 July 2013.

To this effect, CIMA members and CIMA students (who have successfully completed the Certificate in Business Accounting (CBA) are now eligible to provide tax services.

Find more information on registering as a Tax Practitioner through CIMA:

Tax Practitioner

Access the CPD requirements and the 2018 annual subscription package:

CPD requirements

Access the tax compliance record sheet:

Tax Compliance

Access more information on applying for a PR number:

Applying for a PR number

CIMA acknowledges the need for the provision of information regarding our members’ role and function as Commissioners of Oaths in the public sector. 

We have therefore prepared a brief guide which will enable members to utilise and understand this vital role.

Brief Guide

Members in practice (MiPs) are chartered management accountants in professional practice who provide accounting services to all types of businesses, but are not direct employees of those businesses.

More information can be found on our MiPs page:

About MiPs

The CIMA CFO Programme is an exclusive programme offered to Chief Financial Officers (CFOs), Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and senior management who wish to enhance their professional standing through CIMA.

As part of this fast track programme, successful candidates will attend four mandatory revision workshops and sit only the last paper of the CIMA Professional Qualification. 

With successful completion of this paper and the relevant work experience, the candidates will qualify for CIMA membership and earn the professional global designation of Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) conferred by CIMA and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

 CIMA CFO Programme

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.

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

FIND OUT MORE

How to activate your route to CGMA Designation?

1. Submit a detailed CV, your SAICA CA (SA) certificate and you SAICA Letter of Good Standing (a current paid-up member) to sara.bux@aicpa-cima.com
2. Allow 4-6 weeks to receive a response. 
3. Upon approval, you will be eligible to register for CIMA study.

Under the MPA, you might fall into one of the two categories below: 
1. SAICA members’ who are in the 3-9 years’ experience track must write E3 and Strategic Case Study (SCS). The costs below assume that you take both exams in 2017.   
2. SAICA members’ who are in the 10+ years’ experience track must write Strategic Case Study (SCS). Your CIMA-UK related costs will include registration, exemption and SCS exam fee. 

Important dates to note for 2017

 Pre-seen  SCS out  IBTC Toolkit published (case  study  analysis used in class)  SCS Exam  registration  deadline  SCS  Exam  Dates 
 6 Oct  16-20 Oct  7 Nov
 21-25 Nov 

PROVISIONAL TIMETABLE

  ORIENTATION DAY   Tracks 1 & 2
  (9am-12pm) Sandton   19 August 2017
 TRACK 1  E3  Classes  E3 Exam  Timelines
 (9am-  5pm)Sandton  E3  class  E3  class  E3  class  E3  class  E3  exam  E3  exam
 26 Aug  27 Aug  2 Sep  3 Sep  16 Sep  23 Sep
 TRACK 2  Revision Classes  Integrated Case Study Classes
 (9am-  5pm)Sandton  E3  revision  class  P3  revision  class  F3  revision  class  ICS  Day  1  ICS    Day  2  ICS    Day    3  ICS  Day  4
 30 Sep  7 Oct  14 Oct  28   Oct  29   Oct  11   Nov  12   Nov


Costs for 2017

 Track 1:
 (E3 only which  articulates  into Track 2)
E3 Textbook
E3 Classes (4 full day classes)
5 x E3 Progress Tests
1 x E3 Mock Exam
All CIMA UK-related costs for first time registration only*
Programme Management Support
CIMA Support
 R20,000.00  excluding VAT
 Track 2  E3, P3 and F3 Textbooks
 E3, P3 and F3 revision classes
 E3, P3, F3  Progress Tests
 E3, P3, F3 case study tasks
 Workbook Toolkit (real case  study  analysis)
 Strategic Case Study  weekends  (4  classes/days)
 3 mock exams
 All CIMA UK-related costs
 Programme Management Support
CIMA Support
 R40,000  excluding VAT
 Total cost for Track 1 (where both exams are sat in 2017) = R60,000.00 excluding VAT

* Where you have been a student before and have lapsed, you will have to first re-activate your existing CIMA account.

 Track 2:
 (Strategic Case  Study only)
E3, P3 and F3 Textbooks
E3, P3 and F3 revision classes
E3, P3, F3  Progress Tests
E3, P3, F3 case study tasks
Workbook Toolkit (real case study analysis)
Strategic Case Study weekends (4 classes/days)
3 mock exams
All CIMA UK-related costs for first time registration only*
Programme Management Support
CIMA Support
R45,000.00 excluding VAT

* Where you have been a student before and have lapsed, you will have to first re-activate your existing CIMA account.

“Member” means any individual who has met the membership requirements of either SAICA or CIMA/CGMA and is reflected as an active member in either Party’s register.

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CGMA

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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!

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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.


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.