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Study Boost - Professional Level

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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 Professional 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: fiona.arnold@aicpa-cima.com T: 087 221 3443

Have a great rest of the year and stay safe!

Kind regards,

Fiona

Student resources for the Professional Qualification

The CIMA Professional Qualification is recognised worldwide as the most relevant global finance qualification for a career in business. On completion of the CIMA Professional Qualification, you will be awarded the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation.

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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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Some People Excel at Digital and Some Don't - Which One Are You?

The Digital Strategy portion of the CIMA syllabus can be challenging but it's critically important in todays business world. Find out how you can pass this challenging CIMA section!

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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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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 student, 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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Little Known Ways to Master Short Term Commercial Decision Making

Making short term commercial decisions is an inherent part of running a commercial enterprise. Find out how to master it here!

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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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How To Turn Costing into Success

No matter what role you work in within an organisation, you will invariably end up working with or, at the very minimum, hearing about costs. Costs are an unavoidable side effect of doing business, and they make up one half of the profitability equation. 

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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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Exam Walkthroughs

Examiners often refer to ‘application’ as being one of the critical skills required to pass the CIMA Case Study exams. Find out how to do it by clicking the Critical Skills' Button while also checking out the August 2020 CIMA Case Study Exams analysis by Clancy Peiris.

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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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CS Exams key entry deadline dates for November 2021 and February 2022

Exam entry deadline

Operational

Management

Operational

November 2021

26 October 2021

2 November 2021

26 October 2021

February 2022

25 January 2022

1 February 2022

25 January 2022

Exam Preperation

Stress levels can be higher than usual around exam time. While a bit of stress can help you to stay motivated and focused, too much can be unhelpful. Find out how you can beat exam stress by having a look at some of our resources on how to tackle the CIMA qualification on your best day.

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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’.

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