ESG isn't just about reporting or philanthropy; it's a commercial necessity that CEOs and business leaders must embrace to ensure their companies thrive in the coming years.
It’s exam day - game time. Your CIMA exam is the arena, and you're the star player. Here is our secret playbook that's going to get you that win.
For an organisation looking to bolster it's ESG efforts, appointing an ESG Executive is a start, but fostering a company-wide culture of sustainability is where the real journey begins. Let's explore how to truly embed ESG principles across your organisation.
In the world of management accounting, technical proficiency is undeniably a golden ticket. But, like any great show, the ticket alone won't guarantee a front-row seat. For that, you need the full package, and that's where soft skills come into play.
ACCA’s exemption process has changed! Students can now get an exemption estimation without paying any registration fees to the ACCA.
Measuring ESG performance can be complex due to its multifaceted nature, but there are a few key metrics and indicators that can be used to assess and benchmark a company's ESG efforts.
In the ever-evolving landscape of finance, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) criteria have emerged as powerful indicators of responsible and sustainable investment opportunities.
In recent years, a powerful trio has taken centre stage in the world of responsible investing and corporate decision-making: Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors.
CIMA and the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) have joined hands, breaking traditional boundaries and forming a remarkable new partnership. This collaboration ushers in a new era of possibilities for accountants seeking to amplify their careers on a global scale.
ACCA members can now become Registered Auditors in South Africa. This is following the accreditation of the ACCA Qualification by the country's Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors
CIMA's Finance Leadership Programme (FLP) is finally back and once again available to South African students. There are a few important changes and updates that you need to know about.
Having a deadline to work towards when completing your studies will greatly improve your chances of passing. Make a note of which exam you plan to write and use that date as a marker for your preparations. We've compiled a list of important ACCA exam dates to assist you in getting ready.
Having a deadline to work towards when completing your studies will greatly improve your chances of passing. Make a note of which exam you plan to write and use that date as a marker for your preparations. We've compiled a list of important CIMA exam dates to assist you in getting ready.
We asked Paul Grobler, an IBTC and CIMA student who achieved the highest mark in South Africa for the Operational Case Study, to share his tips and secrets to success on exam day.
IBTC lecturer, Pilisa Matyholo, has broken down the CIMA Operational Case Study Pre-Seen and highlighted some things you should know when preparing for the 2023 May Case Study exam.
After a short suspension of sales for CIMA's Finance Leadership Programme in South Africa, FLP can now be purchased again from any QCTO-registered tuition provider.
CIMA’s exemption process is an extremely popular topic among students. With so many different entry routes, it can often be confusing and overwhelming to try and figure out where your past qualifications and experience fit in.
Enrolling for an NQF accredited National Diploma is a fantastic way to further your career, sharpen your skills, and broaden your horizons in the job market. You might be wondering - how exactly are the courses structured? Here’s everything you need to know.
Are you a creative thinker who is in touch with the rapidly changing world around you? Wish you could get paid for using Instagram and Twitter? A lucrative career in marketing could be the right choice for you.
The South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) has recently suspended the sale of CIMA's Finance Leadership Programme (FLP) in South Africa. SAQA is the regulatory body that regulates the education and training sector. Here are some important details about CIMA's current standing with SAQA, and the reasons for the temporary suspension of FLP sales.
It takes roughly 8 weeks to receive your results from CIMA. This can often feel like an awkward limbo period, leaving you unsure of how best to use your time. Do you continue with your course and hope for the best? Or do you wait until you receive your marks before planning your next step?
Effective planning is key to academic success, but it's not always easy to know where to start. We’ve shared some tried and tested tips to help you plan your studies effectively.
Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana delivered his second national Budget Speech on Wednesday afternoon. We've broken down the details of anything you might have missed.
If you're looking for a comprehensive and practical education that can prepare you for a successful career, a NQF 6 accredited National Diploma is an excellent option. Here are a few reasons completing a National Diploma is the key to a brighter future.
Completing a National Diploma in Educare will set you up for a rewarding career in Early Childhood Development. This is a critical time in a child's life, and those who work in this field play a significant role in helping children reach their full potential.
As a management accountant, your job involves a lot of data analysis, financial reporting, and decision-making. But what if you had a tool that could automate some of the tedious and time-consuming tasks, freeing up your time to focus on more strategic activities?
Distance learning can be a convenient and flexible way to complete a qualification, but it also presents its own set of challenges. We've gathered some useful tips from past students to help you make the most of your distance learning experience.
IBTC lecturer, Nicky Brouwer, has broken down the Strategic Case Study Pre-Seen and highlighted some things you should know when preparing for the 2023 February Case Study exam.
From afar, CIMA’s Case Study exams can seem like an intimidating prospect. This unique assessment format thrusts students into the roles of finance professionals within fictitious organisations and asks them to apply the skills and knowledge they have gained to real world situations.
IBTC lecturer, Precious Nyamazana, has broken down the Management Case Study Pre-Seen and highlighted some things you should know when preparing for the 2023
Human Resources Management (HR) is a dynamic, challenging and rewarding field that plays a critical role in the success of organisations. If you’re considering a career in HR, here are five ways to help you determine if this is the right path for you.
IBTC lecturer, Pilisa Matyholo, has broken down the FireWorks Operational Case Study Pre-Seen and highlighted some things you should know when preparing for the 2023 February Case Study exam.
It's the start of the new year. What are your goals for the next 12 months and beyond? For many of us, this might include enrolling to study a qualification with the hopes of moving forward in our careers. Choosing to invest in yourself and study further is one of the best decisions you could make, however, there are a few questions you need to ask yourself before taking the leap
If you’re a first-time student wanting to study towards an ACCA qualification or if you have been in the industry for some time and want to upskill, we’ve given you a snapshot of the ACCA fees for 2023.
You’ve worked your way through the CIMA qualification and completed the Strategic Case Study Exam. What comes next? In order to become a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), you need a minimum of three years' verified relevant work experience.
CIMA fees are increasing in 2023. If you would like to study towards a CIMA qualification, or if you are an existing student looking to continue your studies, understanding the costs involved will help you better plan for the year ahead.
There are now two different ways to complete your CIMA qualification. The traditional Professional Qualification (PQ) Route and the new Finance Leadership Programme (FLP). Both methods cover the same syllabus topics, teach the same competencies, and result in the same CGMA designation.
Are you wanting to study but unable to fund the process? Have you considered asking your employer to pay for your tuition? It can seem like a daunting task, but you may be surprised to find how willing organisations are to assist employees in furthering their knowledge and skills.
What are your career goals for 2023 and beyond? Are you looking to sharpen your business skills? Have you been eyeing that promotion, or are you looking to make the switch to a new job? A National Diploma in Business Management could hold the key to all the above.
Knowing how to approach and handle difficult conversations is a vital ‘soft’ skill that will help you better navigate the workplace and the world beyond it.
We attended Blackbullion’s ‘Money On My Mind - The Psychology of Money’ Webinar. This hugely informative session broke down the 5 different ‘Money Personalities’ and how these affect the decisions we make with our finances.
'You need to be smarter with your money' - this is something we often hear. But why? It can be difficult to fight our impulses on payday, but here are 6 reasons that might persuade you to start taking control of your finances.
Be in class anytime, anywhere with IBTC Online Courses. Our CIMA & ACCA Online Courses offer the perfect mix of flexibility, structure, and personalised student support to ensure that you are 100% ready to pass your examinations in as little as 8 weeks.
CIMA lecturer, Precious Nyamazana, has broken down the Management Case Study Pre-Seen and highlighted some things you should know when preparing for the August Case Study exam.
Starting your studies can be a daunting task. Where do you go and what do you need to do first? We've put together four simple steps to get you started on your ACCA journey in no time!
CIMA lecturer, Pilisa Matyholo, has broken down the Operational Case Study Pre-Seen and highlighted some things you should know when preparing for the 2022 August Case Study exam.
Students may be exempt from certain levels in the CIMA Professional Qualification if they hold a relevant degree or prior work experience. This allows candidates with the right knowledge to fast-track the process of becoming a CGMA.
Starting your studies can be a daunting task. Where do you go and what do you need to do first? We've put together five simple steps to get you started on your CIMA journey in no time!
CIMA’s Finance Leadership Programme (FLP) presents a new way for students to complete their studies and earn their CGMA designation. FLP covers the exact same syllabus as CIMA’s Professional Qualification and you will still earn the relevant certificates upon completion of each level.
ICB has structured its course offering with the concept of continuous learning and progress in mind. This enables students who have completed one qualification to attain a secondary qualification by only completing two or three additional subjects.
Born out of necessity and likely here to stay, virtual classrooms are shaping the future of the modern-day lecture hall, and we have moved with the times. The rise of remote conferencing software such as ZOOM means that a unified classroom experience can now be replicated without ever having to leave your home.
CIMA lecturer, Nicky Brouwer, has broken down the Strategic Case Study Pre-Seen and highlighted some things you should know when preparing for the August Case Study exam.
For most people, the start of the semester is a breeze. Fuelled by your goal to get your qualification and make that big career move, you put together a great study plan and started going through the material. You stuck to your schedule and were making good progress - but then life happened! It‘s okay, the 'Mid-Semester Slump' is a thing and we have some great tips to get you back on track;
In today’s fast paced world, we’re constantly on the hunt to do more in less time. With smartphones, laptops and the world wide web at a perpetual arm’s reach, it’s easier than ever to become distracted.
Many South Africans waited with bated breath to hear some form of financial relief during Enoch Godongwana’s first Budget Speech as Finance Minister. We've broken down the details of anything you might have missed.
Are you interested in sharpening your financial or business knowledge while working full time? Looking to jumpstart your journey up the corporate ladder and stand out from the rest? An Accredited Business Qualification from ICB provides the perfect starting place for YOU.
Exam preparations are always a stressful time. No matter how many practice questions we do, or how many mock exams we complete, our natural desire to succeed will always result in feelings of nerves and anxiousness when it comes time to test our CIMA knowledge. How does the added complexity of remote testing affect examination sessions?
IBTC lecturer, Nicky Brouwer, has broken down the Strategic Case Study Pre-Seen and highlighted some things you should know when preparing for the February Case Study exam.
IBTC lecturer, Muzi Sithebe, has broken down the Management Case Study Pre-Seen and highlighted some things you should know when preparing for the February Case Study exam.
HR managers are responsible for finding a balance between what works best for the company AND its employees. They are counsellors, spokespeople, mediators, psychologists and celebration planners - all rolled into one.
IBTC lecturer, Pilisa Matyholo, has broken down the Operational Case Study Pre-Seen and highlighted some things you should know when preparing for the February Case Study exam.
A CIMA CGMA designation can open plenty of doors in your professional career, both literally and figuratively. 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.
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is one of the world’s leading accounting bodies, with over 219 000 members in 179 countries worldwide. Completing an ACCA qualification not only teaches you the vital skills needed to rise to the top of your field, but it also grants you access to a truly global network of likeminded professionals.
IBTC student, Nataski Manyika, was not short of challenges while preparing for her examinations last year. Despite this however, not only was she able to find time to study while tending to all of the above, but she also made it on to the ICB Top Achievers list by scoring over 90% for her Bookkeeping to Trial Balance exam.
Discover how to make use of our new self check-out features to create your own bookings, receive quotes and purchase subjects in a matter seconds.
‘FinTech’ ‘Big Data’ & ‘Artificial Intelligence’ - not exactly concepts which are front of mind when thinking of traditional finance and accounting sectors, but as the digital disruption remoulds the way we think and do business, terms such as these are appearing more and more.
For many students, enrolling for a professional business qualification is done with the aim of repositioning their careers and finding new employment – often in a higher salary bracket.
'Remote interview’, ‘video interview’ or ‘virtual interview’ - no matter what you call it, this new and intimidating step in the hiring process looks as if it’s here to stay. While the core principles are similar to a regular, face-to-face session, there are some important, often overlooked factors you need to consider while preparing.
Know your content - an obvious statement when looking at what it takes to have a successful exam experience, but there are other habitual changes you can make to boost your efficiency on the big day.
IBTC lecturer, Nicky Brouwer, has broken down the Strategic Case Study Pre-Seen and highlighted some things you should know when preparing for the May Case Study exam.
IBTC lecturer, Muzi Sithebe, has broken down the Management Case Study Pre-Seen and highlighted some things you should know when preparing for the May Case Study exam.
IBTC lecturer, Pilisa Matyholo, has broken down the Operational Case Study Pre-Seen and highlighted some things you should know when preparing for the May Case Study exam.
The financial and emotional costs involved with failing an exam can often lead us to feeling intense pressure as we prepare to put our skills and knowledge to the test. This is followed by a limbo-like period of waiting for results, which can often outweigh the stress of the actual exam process itself.