Sunday, 29 November 2015

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) has chosen as a partner in Romania for Golin PR activities

Golin Romania will handle communication activities Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) in Romania, the agency was declared winner of a selection process organized by the company.

Golin will be responsible for developing and implementing all activities with the media, as well as organizing and coordinating events in Romania CIMA.

"Proposals PR coming from Golin were consistent with our growth plans. We appreciated the comprehensive understanding and depth of the target audience for CIMA and comprehensive strategy and tactics creative opportunity", says Krzysztof Kmuk (Emerging Markets Development Manager, CIMA)."

"Who is the most important and largest organization in the world for professionals working in management accounting. We are delighted to have been selected as partners for communication of CIMA in Romania. Our objective is to help the company reach a the higher the professionals in Romania, reinforcing its position in the local market. We see the partnership with responsibility and commitment, "adds Monica Botez (Managing Partner, Golin Romania)."

Golin corporate communication expertise to continuously developed in recent years, the agency is partner to the major local and international companies. Moreover, these campaigns implemented were rewarded with numerous awards and honors.

With over 227,000 students and members in 179 countries, CIMA professional qualification in accounting provides management with the aim of bringing a contribution to the success of people and businesses in the public or private.

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Cima E1 Exam Question No 39

Question No 39:

If an employee who is opposing the introduction of a new system is given a key role in its implementation, this is an example of which ONE of the following?

Career planning
Succession planning

Answer: A

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Cima E1 Exam Question No 38

Question No 38:

IS client-vendor relationship is a feature of which ONE of the following?

An outsourced IS function
Enterprise-wide systems
Social networking
Virtual team working

Answer: A

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Cima E1 Exam Question No 37

Question No 37:

Background and circumstances, special attributes and disposition are all factors often identified in which ONE of the following?

Service level agreements
Key performance indicators
Person specifications
Job descriptions

Answer: C

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Monday interview: Myriam Madden, CIMA

For Myriam Madden, director of finance and chairman of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), there was no awareness before leaving school opportunities that the business world could offer.
And they want to travel, she said: "I had that curiosity about business, and I decided I wanted to know more about what makes a successful company."
Madden's career has enabled him to achieve two ambitions, visiting companies around the world and get a sectional view of how they work.
His CV includes leading roles change programs and financial functions in organizations such as Hewlett Packard, HBOS, the Scottish Arts Council, the NHS and Historic Scotland.
She says her desire to make a contribution in the world of business was strengthened when studying for a business degree, and when he looked to the work by CIMA said it appeared to influence key decision makers of the company, such as CEOs and CFO.
The organization is the largest professional organization in the world Management Accountants, trying to help people and companies in the public and private sectors.
Graduate, Madden joined Hewlett Packard in Edinburgh, when the technology giant was looking for graduates with a business background, "he played so much that I wanted to do"
She stayed with the company from 1987 to 2002, working for spin-off Agilent Technologies in telecommunications roles including manager of an agreement to acquire the US, European internal consultant based in London and director of support companies.
Still a resident of Edinburgh to date have already been added to travel a little further, including assignments in the United States and Europe.
While it is clear that there are differences in corporate culture throughout the world, the president of CIMA believes that eventually all the challenges that businesses face are very similar, and accounting management can address these to "on for business success, "regardless of the location of a business.
She was named president of CIMA 2015-16 in the summer and said it was a "fantastic" experience so far, leading to an organization with over 227,000 members and students in more than 170 countries.
One of his goals, he said, was to shake some of the "baggage" that can become a professional organization. "One of my motivations was really draw attention to CIMA as very modern, very dynamic, and meet the needs of the company," says Madden.
It also highlights the ethics and integrity as a key priority and "something that anchors us in all our students from the beginning and our members as they progress through their careers."
He specializes in financial and operational transformation, directed change programs in organizations with different needs and corporate cultures.
These projects can be "very difficult," he admits. "Very often, the obstacles may be the people who buy into the change that needs to be done."
Madden says it is necessary to work in the way of "putting people along this journey ... How to put a frame around it to make it easier to understand?"
Having worked in the public and private sectors, his resume includes part of HBOS between 2002 and 2004, where he led the development of project information tool for financial and operational services. He then joined the Scottish Arts Council, to boost the financial performance in a period of change and simplify the legal structures for a merger. And from May 2012, she was Director of Finance of Historic Scotland.
She said her varied experience has been very useful to him, saying: "I would encourage anyone starting their career to try as many things as you can experience expands and you can also find your own niche.".
Madden and, perhaps not surprisingly, is far from shy about recommending the world of finance and business for young people looking around a career plan.
"I think there is a fund management accounting gives a fantastic start - it just gives you that view across the enterprise," he said.
"Money makes the world, and in fact, you must understand how it makes the world."