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Scottish CIMA President in Glasgow to celebrate local business success

| March 26, 2008 | 0 Comments

Over 200 people gathered at the University of Strathclyde to hear the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) President address local business professionals and celebrate the growing success of CIMA in Scotland. At the CIMA Scotland Annual Dinner, held in the Barony Hall, University of Strathclyde last night, Scotsman Gordon Grant, CIMA President, welcomed guests […]

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CIMA and the HfMA unite to boost strategic effectiveness of UK NHS boards

| March 26, 2008 | 0 Comments

CIMA (the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) and the HfMA (Healthcare Financial Management Association) have formed a development partnership in order to promote and implement the CIMA Strategic Scorecard within the UK National Health Service (NHS). In recent years, there has been a growing tide of opinion that organisations, in both the public and private […]

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CIMA appoints new Head of Corporate Communications

| March 26, 2008 | 0 Comments

CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) is delighted to announce the appointment of Victor Smart as Head of Corporate Communications at its global headquarters in London. Victor Smart, previously Head of Media and Public Affairs at the Audit Commission, will oversee CIMA’s global external and internal communications, including its award winning website and monthly magazine […]

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CIMA updates risk guidance on pensions

| March 26, 2008 | 0 Comments

CIMA (The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) has today issued an update to its guidance to organisations on how to manage the corporate risk of pension schemes. ‘The pension liability – managing the corporate risk’ was successfully launched in November 2006 and our new version can be downloaded for free at www.cimaglobal.com/pensions. The revised guidance […]

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CIMA Publishing launches first official online courses at CIMAstudy.com

| March 26, 2008 | 0 Comments

CIMA Publishing, a collaborative partnership between CIMA (the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) and Elsevier Ltd., launches its first online courses available to students worldwide. Branded as CIMAstudy.com, the new web-based courses provide online, interactive and on-demand training for students hoping to gain CIMA qualifications. There will be 9 on-line products available for each of […]

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CIMA named as a Business Superbrand

| March 26, 2008 | 0 Comments

CIMA announced as one of the UK’s strongest business-business brands. CIMA, The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, was today awarded the accolade of UK Business to Business Superbrand 2008. The announcement follows a robust selection process judged by an independent council of experts and over 1500 business professionals, the latter surveyed by research agency YouGov. […]

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CIOT welcomes second EDM on income shifting

| March 26, 2008 | 0 Comments

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) welcomes the second Early Day Motion (EDM) on income shifting that has been tabled in the House of Commons. When the first EDM was tabled the CIOT said that it had long been of the view that fundamental reform to the structure of small business taxation was necessary if […]

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Bringing Benefits and Expenses into PAYE is Not Simplification says ICAS

| March 18, 2008 | 0 Comments

The Government’s proposals on delivering benefits in kind and expenses through the payroll would not simplify the process, according to The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS). Responding to the discussion paper issued by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) on 13 December 2007, ICAS believes that such an approach would be unlikely to work […]

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The CIOT welcomes inheritance tax changes

| March 17, 2008 | 0 Comments

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) welcomes the inheritance tax changes announced in the Budget, which have important implications for individuals and trustees. There has been some uncertainty about the position where a pre-22 March 2006 life interest comes to an end and is replaced before 5 April 2008 by another life interest in favour […]

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ACCA enjoys five-year high in global membership growth in 2007

| March 17, 2008 | 0 Comments

The global membership of ACCA grew by more than 7,000 last year, making 2007 the highest year of growth in the past five years. The figures maintain ACCA’s status as the fastest-growing global professional accountancy body, with members in 170 countries. ACCA now has 122,426 members, which represents a 6.1% rise over the 2006 figures. […]

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