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CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting

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CIMA Certificate in Business and Accounting
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The CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting package includes everything you need to spring-board yourself into a business or management accounting career.

Our official eLearning package includes all four modules: BA1, BA2, BA3 and BA4; giving you the core fundamentals for business economics, financial accounting, management accounting, ethics, corporate governance and business law using the world-renowned CIMA principles.

We include CIMA approved training materials, including eLearning, Study Books, Exam Preparation Guides, Pocket Revision Kits and Unlimited Tutor Support.

On successful completion, you can use CIMA Cert BA after your name.

Salaries range by industry, sector, and role, however, industry averages of a CIMA qualified professional are between £26,000 and £65,000 a year, with a UK average of £34,000 a year*.

Once you have completed the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting you can then move onto the CIMA Professional Qualification, taking you to Chartered status!

*Source: PayScale.


CIMA Certificate in Business and Accounting

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Completing the Level 3 Diploma in Accounting training course will give you the confidence, skills and knowledge to set up your own practice as a qualified bookkeeper, and work in organisations in an accounts team.

Why study the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting with us?

We have developed an expert team over the last 10 years since our inception. In that time, we have trained over 615,000 delegates globally, which has helped offer the highest quality training. By refining our processes, partner relationships, and course materials, we can offer high-quality training solutions for our delegates.

We're proud of our excellent rating on Trustpilot, with over 14,000 reviews from our past students.

Other benefits include:

  • Approved CIMA training materials - We only use training materials which have been officially approved by CIMA.
  • Flexibility - Study at your own pace, where and when it suits you.
  • Complete training kit - This course includes eLearning, Study Books, Exam Preparation Guides, Pocket Revision Kits and Tutor Support.
  • Interest-free payment options - We offer Interest-Free Payment Plans to help spread the cost.

Benefits of studying the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting

As the world’s leading and largest professional body of Management Accountants, CIMA has built an outstanding reputation in the professional world of accounting. With over 100 years of experience, they leverage their heritage and history, to provide excellent training for professional accountants.

CIMA benefits include:

  • There are no prerequisites to start studying a CIMA qualification.
  • The CIMA qualification is recognised across 179 countries, enabling delegates to have plenty of opportunities to work abroad.
  • CIMA is highly recognised by employers, with 96% of FTSE 100 firms employing CIMA qualified individuals.
  • CIMA graduates enter the industry with access to a wide range of opportunities, which include Finance, Consultative and Management roles.
  • CIMA boasts a global network of over 650,000 current and next generation finance professionals*.
  • CIMA members (CGMAs) earn average of £66,000**.
  • 63% of CIMA students expect to receive a bonus within 12 months of qualifying*.

*Source - CIMA
**Source - 2019 Association of International Certified Professional Accountants Salary Survey

Who is this course for?

CIMA qualifications are ideal for finance professionals who are focusing their careers on Management Accounting or who are in a business finance role. This course will help to lay the foundations for your future and deliver the knowledge you need to work your way to the top.


There are no requirements for this CIMA course; however, CIMA do offer exemptions. If you have an accountancy or finance degree or are AAT qualified and an existing member, you will be able to skip the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting and move straight onto the CIMA Professional qualification.

Career path

A CIMA qualification can open the doors to many career opportunities, whether in Finance, Project Management or Accountancy.

Salaries range by industry, sector, and role, however, industry averages of a CIMA qualified professional are between £26,000 and £65,000 a year, with a UK average of £34,000 a year*.

*Source: Payscale.

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