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Study Boost - Certificate Level

Stay up-to-date with the latest news and information about what's happening in Ireland.

Update from Fiona Arnold, Student Progression and Operations

Paul Turner

Welcome to our Winter edition of Study Boost.

As we come to the end of the year and emerge from the era of COVID-19, I would like to welcome you to Study Boost, your Certificate level quarterly update, from the CIMA Ireland Progression Team.

As your local “go-to” team, we are here to answer your technical queries, advise on study options and assist with exam sitting information; guiding you through and helping you achieve the next level in your career!

Just pick up the phone or you email us with any queries you may have!

E: T: 087 221 3443

Have a great rest of the year and stay safe!

Kind regards,


Student resources for the Certificate in Business Accounting

The Certificate in Business Accounting consists of four exams and has two purposes: to serve as an entry route to the Professional Qualification; and to provide a stand-alone qualification for those who require a foundation in the essential elements of accounting and business.

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First step towards your own learning journey – know where you are now

Learning is a very important journey towards realising your personal goals in life and success. Therefore, it’s important to take control of this journey and plan around your personal attributes and circumstances.

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The work ethic of winning students

A strong work ethic is an essential part of being successful in both your career and in your studies. Work ethic is a set of values based on the ideals of discipline and hard work.

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Time management in your Objective Test exams

This article aims to provide guidance on how best to use your time in the Objective Test (OT) examinations. It will be useful to view any of the OT Practice Exams, when considering the content of this article.

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Study options for CIMA Ireland Students

The CIMA qualification can be studied in a variety of ways. Be surev to research how you are going to study. Make sure the option you choose will suit you and the way you learn best. For information on tuition fees, please contact the course provider you wish to study with.

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Barry O’Sullivan

I feel the benefits of the CGMA Finance Leadership Program significantly outweigh the self-directed route. The online platform is very easy to navigate, the resources are clear and robust, and the support is very prompt.

CGMA FLP student, Ireland

Dominic Lumsden

From several calls with CIMA to discuss the course outline and how it works, ... now I can say that it does work and I fully recommend it. I would go so far as to say that this mode of study is a game changer.

CGMA FLP student, Ireland

Shane Moylan

The pathway’s flexible continuous assessment approach is much more beneficial for those of us who are working while pursuing the qualification, as we can choose to complete each stage of the pathway at a time that suits our own busy schedule.

CGMA FLP student, Ireland

Success Stories: Derek Coyle, ACMA, CGMA

We are always delighted to share success stories of our members and students in Ireland. Here’s what Derek Coyle, ACMA, CGMA and Group Cost Accountant at Bank of Ireland, has shared with us about his journey to CIMA membership.

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Social Networks - CIMA Ireland

Join social networks, find local events and search other members and students to receive support and guidance for the work you do every day.

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The CGMA Store

As a CIMA member, our resources support your professional development with the latest information on accounting standards and provide you guidance to ensure high-quality financial reporting. Access the technical essentials to ground your career.

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Nothing is Perfect: A Guide To Competency-Based Interviews

Nothing is ever perfect, and CBIs are no exception.  Here, however, are a few tips and observations that might help both interviewers and interviewees to get the best out of the process.

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Winter Wonderland or one of Discontent?

As the evenings shorten and close in, there is a semblance of normality returning to business for most after a surreal 18 months. Government supports have protected many businesses, but the pandemic period has been uneven in its impact. Many firms have suffered minimal impact, some have even thrived but others such as hospitality and, particularly, the arts and live entertainment have had a very difficult time.

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Finance Digitalisation: How to Get Started & The Benefits 

Christopher Devaney ACMA CGMA is a Senior Strategic Finance Analyst at Intel Ireland and an international member of the DARC (Data Analytics Reporting Centre of Excellence) team at Intel, explains how the finance function is undergoing a radical transformation as market disruptions, digitalisation and increased expectations converge. And, how virtually every role within the finance function will be redefined in the next five years.

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AICPA&CIMA Global Career Hub - Supporting your career progress.

Did you know that the Global Career Hub is much more than a job search tool? There are hundreds of articles focusing on career’s advice, industry news, webcasts and podcasts to help you develop your career and give you a competitive edge as a CIMA Management Accountant candidate.

Register for your free job seeker account now on the global career hub to gain access to a FREE workbook on ‘How to Write an Effective LinkedIn Profile’.

Register now