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FLP, the Finance Leadership Podcast

Release Date: 04/22/2021

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FLP, the Finance Leadership Podcast

We're joined by Lyndsay Falconer, one of the first to move across when AICPA launched the programme in the UK. Lyndsay transferred to the FLP pathway in Sept '22 to complete her studies and get the CGMA designation. She talks about her motivation to study on this pathway and about her experiences using the new learning platform .         ABOUT The CGMA Finance Leadership Programme (FLP) , is the online pathway to the prestigious Chartered Institute of Management Accountants’ Professional Qualification. Find out more about the FLP at  CONNECT Our guest Lyndsay...

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FLP, the Finance Leadership Podcast

We're joined by Richmond Adu Addo, a Tax Associate at Deloitte based in Ghana, West Africa. Richmond has recently completed his CGMA studies via the CGMA Finance Leadership Programme and shares his thoughts on the value of CGMA and his experience of using the FLP platform.          The CGMA Finance Leadership Programme (FLP) is the online pathway to the prestigious Chartered Institute of Management Accountants’ Professional Qualification. Find out more about the FLP at  and explore the CIMA Study Hub at              ...

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FLP, the Finance Leadership Podcast

Nasheen Wuisman, Senior Manager- Academic Progression at AICPA & CIMA,  discusses the 'little book of secrets'. This is a new resource available to our students that are preparing for the Case Study exams. The key benefit of this resource is to assist in targeting students attention to key preparation tools and techniques if they are short on time. LINKS View 'The Little Book of Secrets' . Connect with episode guest The CGMA Finance Leadership Programme (FLP) , is the online pathway to the prestigious Chartered Institute of Management Accountants’ Professional Qualification....

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FLP, the Finance Leadership Podcast

Stuart Pedley-Smith is head of Learning at Kaplan, the Association's Premium partner for the CGMA Finance Leadership programme. As a teacher of the Strategic Case Study, his conversation with show host Kevin makes this episode an essential listen for any student about to sit this exam. TALKING POINTS the Strategic level and the preparation needed for the Strategic Case Study exam key areas to fully prepare a student for the end of level exam the most common exam pitfalls to watch out for, and how to overcome them. LINKS The CGMA Finance Leadership Programme (FLP) is the online pathway...

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FLP, the Finance Leadership Podcast

To mark the introduction of the new Foundational Level entry point into the CGMA Finance Leadership Program (FLP), we're joined by Doug Bowman, Senior Manager of Learning Content Creation at AICPA & CIMA. We talk about the Foundational Level, how it's structured, what it is, and how it's positioned within the program.    This new entry point is a preparatory level to introduce the key concepts of Business & Finance; it allows any candidate to start their journey to their CGMA Professional Qualification even though they may not yet have the relevant experience or...

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FLP, the Finance Leadership Podcast

Iryna McDonald works  as a Tutor at Kaplan Financial, the Association's Premium partner for the CGMA Finance Leadership programme (FLP). What's more, she also holds a CGMA Professional Qualification herself. Iryna talks to podcast host Kevin Gormley (AICPA & CIMA, Ireland) about the Management level and the preparation needed for the Management Case Study Exam.   Our guest also outlines what to expect from the Skills Premium classes that she tutors, and expands on how these classes fully prepare a student for the end of level exam. Iryna's insights make this episode of the...

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FLP, the Finance Leadership Podcast

Kacper Cieslak works for 3M as a Record To Report (RTR) Manager within their Global Service Centre in Poland.  He talks about their experience of rolling out the CGMA Finance Leadership Program, shares his personal journey towards the CGMA Professional Qualification, and provides insightful, practical advice for current and future students. The CGMA Finance Leadership Programme (FLP) , is the online pathway to the prestigious Chartered Institute of Management Accountants’ (CIMA) Professional Qualification. Find out more about FLP at Connect with show host Kevin Gormley via   His...

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FLP, the Finance Leadership Podcast

We hear from Andrew Mower, Deputy Regional Faculty Manager and tutor at Kaplan, the Association's Premium partner for the CGMA Finance Leadership programme. He talks about the Operational level and the preparation needed for the Operational Case Study Exam, - a must listen for any students at this level. DISCUSSION POINTS what to expect from the Skills Premium classes that he tutors how these fully prepare a student for the end of level exam RESOURCES The Skills Premium class schedule can be from the Kaplan website.  The CGMA Finance Leadership Programme (FLP) , is the online pathway...

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FLP, the Finance Leadership Podcast

Zahara Ansary is a Senior Manager at AICPA & CIMA and works with the Association team in Sri Lanka. She shares her experience of rolling out the CGMA Financial Leadership Programme within the Sri Lankan market, and how Universities have embraced it. WE DISCUSS the Finance Leadership Programme (FLP), working with Universities, the Accounting market in Sri Lanka the transformative nature of FLP LINKS Find out more about FLP at Our guest Zahara Ansary is on  The CGMA Finance Leadership Programme (FLP) , is the online pathway to the prestigious Chartered Institute of Management...

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FLP, the Finance Leadership Podcast

Will De Salvo works at Deloitte MCS in the UK and manages the initiation of Professional qualifications within the team. He talks to us about the experiences of rolling out the CGMA Financial Leadership Programme. The CGMA Finance Leadership Programme (FLP) , is the online pathway to the prestigious Chartered Institute of Management Accountants’ Professional Qualification. Find out more about FLP at / On Linkedin? Connect with our guest , and show host Feedback and comments welcomed at This is a podcast from , together as the Association of International Certified...

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In the next five years the GIG pool is forecast to take on as much as 20% of the workload at most financial institutions.

The rising prominence of the so-called 'gig' economy - and the increasing relevance of independent finance professionals (IFPs) - offers a fertile topic for this conversation. In the first of several podcasts about the 'gig' economy, we'll explore how the AICPA & CIMA will be supporting this growing sector with new resources and tools

Talking Points. 

  • What do we mean by "gig" economy?
  • What does it imply for accountants and finance professionals?
  • Who is attracted and why is it a viable career option?
  • How do our research findings illuminate AICPA & CIMA members' career ambitions in this context?

Our Guests.

  • Carl Peterson, CPA, is Vice President of Small Firms at the American Institute of CPAs. In this role, he serves as the small firm advocate and representative for the profession.
  • Rosie McKeown is Lead Manager and content strategist for AICPA & CIMA (UK).

Resources. Use these links to find out more about this topic, or to access free and paid-for resources to implement in your own team or organisation.

  • From late May 2021 the new resources, IFP Essentials: Gig Economy Guidance & Tools, will be available for AICPA members on www.future.aicpa.org and rolled out to CIMA members in the second half of 2021.
  • In the meantime you can hear from one of the contributors, Josh Lance CPA at Engage when he presents ‘Becoming an Entrepreneurial Accountant

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About Our Podcast. These conversations with expert guests are recorded by different members of the AICPA & CIMA team from our offices around the world. While the sound quality may vary, we hope that the insights will be consistently useful.

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