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Your Journey To The Top Begins With ICB

ICB has structured its course offering with the concept of continuous learning and progress in mind. The overlapping modules between qualifications mean that credits can be easily transferred between courses. This enables students who have completed one qualification to attain a secondary qualification by only completing two or three additional subjects. This also extends to courses outside of ICB itself. The best example of this would be gaining eligibility to enrol for a CIMA qualification by completing ICBs Financial Accounting pillar.   


What is CIMA? 


The Certified Institute of Management Accountants is a globally recognised body whose members hold the title of Certified Global Management Accountants (CGMA). This sounds like a prestigious title, and that’s because it is.  


Did you know that CIMA qualifications are recognised and sought after in over 176 countries worldwide? You will also be able to find employment in a vast array of sectors, from FMCG, finance, investment and strategy  


Let’s take a look at some of the many positions CIMA graduates are capable of fulfilling: 


Financial Accountant 


An essential role in any organisation, financial accountants are entrusted with ensuring that an organisation is financially sound. This is done by auditing financial statements and reporting on the company’s financial position. These findings then inform the strategic and operational plans made by senior management.    


This role is also the initial steppingstone to more senior positions, such as Finance Manager and CFO.   


Business Analyst 


Business analysts are tasked with analysing data sets to identify needs and shortcomings in a business’s products, services and processes. They are required to identify areas needing improvement and assist in designing technical solutions to solve these issues.  


They work side by side with senior management and need excellent communication and problem-solving capabilities to identify solutions and ensure they are clearly communicated to all parties involved.   


Management Consultant 


Management consultants assist top-level management in decision making and act as advisors on how best to implement their strategic plans. They have a firm understanding of all business functions and how each part of an organisation must work together effectively in order to achieve a common goal. This is an ideal position for someone with solid business knowledge and an understanding of how to manage workplace relationships.   


Consultants can either maintain a full-time position at one organisation or move from client to client, on a contractual basis.   


Finance Manager 


Finance managers are responsible for the financial health of an organisation. They analyse data and financial reports provided by the accounting team and actively seek out ways to increase the businesses’ profitability. They allocate funds, oversee the operational budget and ensure that the revenue flowing into the business exceeds the amount leaving it.   


These are only four possible positions open to CIMA graduates, but the list is vast and constantly evolving. By choosing to study CIMA your potential career path becomes limitless both locally and abroad. 


Your first steps toward attaining this globally recognised designation begin with ICB and IBTC. Enrol for an Accredited Business Qualification from the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers in Financial AccountingBusiness ManagementEntrepreneurship or Office Administration. 


We offer supported distance learning, which means you can study at home in your own time. You won't be alone though, we have course monitors who will help you stay on track and assist you if you get stuck. 


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