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accountancy professional qualification

CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting

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A management accountant requires a range of skills beyond simple financial accounting, needing knowledge and an awareness of the business and its goals. Accounting professionals must be capable of analysis, confident in making and presenting financial reports, and committed to the upkeep of ethical and regulatory standards.

This CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting course will help management accountants develop insight, expertise, and the ability to analyse and make strategic decisions about an organisation’s finances. It will help learners with little or no accounting experience build  a foundation of knowledge and get insight into the fundamentals career paths in Accounting.

The Certificate in Business Accounting is a qualification in it’s own right and also forms a formal entry route into CIMA’s CGMA Professional Qualification. Once learners successfully complete both qualifications and qualify for membership, they can be awarded the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation.

This course is delivered online.

Entry requirements

  • Learners are expected to have a good level of maths and English language in order to succeed. If you hold a relevant qualification, you may be able to apply for an exemption from one or more of the four exams.
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At a glance

Relevant to

Those looking to advance their accounting career

Entry requirements

None (a good understanding of Maths and English is highly advised)

Professional Qualification

Type

Professional Qualification

Standard

CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting

Level 4

Level

Level 4

Format/Modality

Virtual delivery

Duration

12 – 24 months

England

Geography

Nationwide

Cost

£475 per paper

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Learning journey overview

This qualification consists of four manageable units:

  • Offers an understanding of key financial actions that can influence organisational decisions. Reviews economic and operational business matters and how competition, market fluctuations and state decisions can affect success, along with insights to analyse an organisation’s consumer behaviour

  • Expands fundamental knowledge and skills for management accounting, including what a management accountant would do within an organisation. Focuses on the role played by CIMA and covers the typical activities of management accounting in commercial organisations, public sector and society

  • Offers a hands-on approach of financial accounting and the dynamics of financial statements for single or separate legal entities. Also considers the regulatory and legislative frameworks involved and an understanding of accounting systems, with an introduction to measuring financial performance

  • Develops an understanding of ethical and professional standards that can benefit an organisation, project sponsors and stakeholders. Includes the role of corporate governance, CSR and audit, alongside areas of contract law, employment law, administration and management of companies

  • A computer-based exam taken per unit at a local assessment centre

Programme highlights

  • Online and in-person learner engagement
  • Computer-based exams
  • Get support via telephone, email or online

Programme outcomes

For employers

Upon completing the CIMA Certificate, your employees will be eligible to become a member of CIMA, a great asset to any business. Businesses will be able to have fiscal management strategies, forecasting and reports developed internally by a qualified professional with insight into the business.

For learners

This course gives you the opportunity to move on to further studies such as the CIMA Professional Qualification, which is the pathway to becoming a chartered management accountant. Your key learning outcomes include gaining the ability to prepare financial statements, use control techniques, work within the regulatory framework, and understand the effects of corporate governance, legal frameworks, and the importance of ethics within business.

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What is expected of learners?

We provide the very best in teaching and resources to guide learners through the programme and are committed to support every step of the way. Learners must also commit to learning aims as part of the programme, building a partnership with Babington which not only ensures successful completion of the course, but also builds valuable new skills, knowledge and working styles.

  • We will support you with your online distance learning course, which is self driven home study.
  • Help you prepare for your unit assessment.
  • We will guide and mentor you through your development.
  • Learning support will be available from a tutor via email, phone or virtual TEAMS session.

  • Aim to spend 15 to 20 hours per week learning and studying.
  • To complete units and sit AAT assessments within advised timeframe.
  • To take responsibility to “self drive” your learning journey using all the resources provided to fully engage in the home study/independent learning experience.
  • Purchase books, register with AAT and use AAT Link to book and pay for your own exams.

Why us?

  • Personalised independent e-learner journey.
  • Access to learning 24/7 with Babington's digital platform EQUAL - track your progress and test your learning.
  • Dedicated tutor support when you need it.
  • Tailored 1-2-1 study support session.
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What our expert Trainers have to say

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I have a passion for helping and supporting anyone looking to learn new accounting skills. It is a privilege and pleasure to see a learner successfully achieve their qualification and progress in their career. In my 20 plus years in the education and training sector, I have had the privilege to help build individual learner’s confidence and self-belief, enabling them to aspire to make significant, positive life-style career changes and improve their quality of life. I love my job!

Teresa Haley

Accountancy Tutor

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There is no better satisfaction from a job than seeing how your support and influence has allowed someone to succeed. Developing individuals to reach potentials they never thought possible is truly inspiring!

Kelly Goddard

Accountancy Performance Manager

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Delivering meaningful outcomes

Trust your professional development to the experts. We're proud to help upskill thousands of accountancy professionals every year and support businesses in building the talent pipelines of tomorrow.

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Babington received a Customer Satisfaction rate of 83% for academic year 2020/21

80%

80% of members who have completed an AAT Accounting qualification agree it has increased their earning potential

Awards

PQ Awards Public Sector Accountancy College of the Year 2022

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Learners supported each year across our Accountancy portfolio

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