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Digital Mindset



Digital Mindset

Instructors: Edward Brooks; Kirk Phillips, CPA, CMA, CFE, CPB; Richard Fox, CPA, VP Data Science & Analytics, Apex Parks Group, Aliso Viejo, CA

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    Course - Online

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Digital Mindset is a pack that includes more than six hours of learning on hot topics with a future focus on what's driving change in the accounting and finance world.

It introduces the technologies and skills that are essential to making informed decisions. Successful completion earns a digital badge.

Learning outcomes

  • Identify the hot technology topics that are driving change in the accounting and finance world.
  • Recognize the future-focus skills that are essential to making informed decisions.
  • Recall the 4 themes that emerged from CIMA’s future of finance research.
  • Identify the new areas in the CGMA Competency Framework.

£225.00 (CIMA members only)


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Get the mind-set for the future.

A business landscape that's drastically different from the one you entered. A finance profession that's changing from being a cost centre to becoming a driver of value. Welcome to the future of finance.

By updating the CIMA Professional Qualification and CGMA Competency Framework, we are preparing the next generation of finance professionals with the capabilities and confidence they need to make an impact. At the same time, we are equally dedicated to equipping our CIMA members with future-focused skillsets and mind-set needed to not just survive but thrive in the digital future.

To help members get started, we have put together Digital Mindset Pack, which includes the following:

  • The new updates to the CGMA Competency Framework
  • Future of Finance White paper: Re-inventing finance for a digital world
  • 1.25 hour video: 'Develop Your Data-Driven Business Strategy'
  • 2.5 hour eLearning course: ‘Understanding Robotic Process Automation’
  • 2 hour eLearning course: ‘Blockchain: Benefits, Values, and Opportunities’
  • 10 short human intelligence videos that align with the World Economic Forum's top skills for 2022
  • 'Finance transformation: the human perspective’ report
  • Other CGMA thought leadership and CIMA resources

Lay your foundation

The eLearning courses ‘Understanding Robotic Process Automation’ and ‘Blockchain: Benefits, Values, and Opportunities’ are part of comprehensive certificate programmes to build your competencies on these new emerging technologies. Completion of the courses as part this pack will save your progress if you enrol in the full programmes at a later date:

By adopting a digital mindset, you are taking a step towards leading the change for your business and yourself and starting the journey to go beyond.

Demonstrate your commitment

Upon completing the two eLearning courses and reviewing the other content in this pack, you will earn the Digital Mindset badge to proudly display anywhere on the Internet—a personal blog; a social network like LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter; Mozilla Open Badges; a biographical page on a company website; or an online resume. Set yourself apart as a future-focused finance professional. Learn more about digital badging.

Who should take this course?

  • CIMA Members

Professional development

This Course - Online offers 4.5 hours of CPE credit.
Note on CPE Requirements and Credits
All learning resources available in the CGMA Store qualify for CPD for CIMA members.

Programme level:Basic
Format:Course - Online
Access:This is a digital product. You will have access to the content for a year after purchase date.

Return and refund policy

£225.00 (CIMA members only)


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  • Edward Brooks

    Edward Brooks, trained as a Chartered Accountant in London with Ernst & Young, and went on to work as a consultant with Accenture and ISG before launching The RPA Academy in 2017.

    During his consulting years, Ed specialized in outsourcing and business transformation, and advised and supported technology start-ups. The RPA Academy was founded to address the growing skills shortages in the automation space and has since expanded its training offerings to include courses on Machine Learning, AI, and Blockchain.

  • Kirk Phillips, CPA, CMA, CFE, CPB

    Kirk is author of The Ultimate Bitcoin Business Guide For Entrepreneurs and Business Advisors and was the first CPA to accept bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

    He's a contributor to Bitcoin Magazine. As a speaker and continuing education crypto lecturer for CPAs and attorneys, he's a recognized thought leader on crypto security, strategy, accounting and taxation. Kirk is a cryptocurrency, blockchain and ICO advisor, investor and evangelist who weaves risk management into business processes.

    He is Digital Currency Council Certified, a Certified Bitcoin Professional and holds a certificate for the Introduction to Digital Currencies Course by the University of Nicosia.

  • Richard Fox, CPA, VP Data Science & Analytics, Apex Parks Group, Aliso Viejo, CA

    Rich Fox is VP Data Science & Analytics at Apex Parks Group where he is responsible for all data science demands across the business, designing and executing on the data analytics strategy. Apex Parks is one of the largest entertainment center companies in the United States operating amusement parks, water parks and family entertainment centers.

    Rich has twenty years of experience in Analytics and is an experienced thought leader by combining an analytical and data driven strategy with a deep understanding of business and finance to drive business performance in a breadth of industries including ecommerce, restaurants, hotels, retail, distribution, manufacturing and real estate. Rich has performed several finance transformations to provide Finance with more effective uses of data and analytics to provide better insights into what is driving performance in the company.

    Rich teaches Analytics in a Master's program at San Diego State University where he recently co-designed the new Innovation course and has a Graduate Certificate in Predictive Analytics from Northwestern. He is also a CPA, spent six years with PricewaterhouseCoopers and has been a CFO. Rich received his BS in Accounting from the University of Illinois.


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