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About Astranti Financial Training


Formed in 2002, we are a high quality provider of online CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) courses and material.


Initially specialising in tutoring students for the final CIMA Case Study exam, our offering has expanded considerably over the intervening years. Our CIMA courses and material cover all levels and subjects for the CIMA qualification. We also produce and share a great deal of free material including full course notes, tuition videos, exam technique guides and more.


Each year we help thousands of students to pass their exams through our free and paid for courses and materials. Sign up as a member


By keeping our courses and materials online only, we are able to help students that require flexible learning methods that fit around their busy day-to-day lives. Our goal is to give every single student a positive experience and to help them to pass their exams. As you will see from the various testimonials on our site we have many very satisfied customers.



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We are always on the lookout for talented writers, tutors, markers and affiliates.

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Meet the team


The talented Astranti team is made up of highly trained tutors, writers and professionals. Our head office is based in the town of Frome in Somerset, England.

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Joe Allen - Marketing Supervisor


Florence Whelon - Marketing Assistant

  • Expertise in online marketing, website development, customer experience, social media communications and blogging


  • Experience in publications development and web-based training


  • Graduated with a 2:1 BA (Hons) degree in Business Studies from the University of Plymouth in 2015

  • Find Joe on Facebook for great advice and exclusive offers


  • Experience in customer service, social media and blogging


  • Published author of a series of children's book

  • Graduated from the University of Portsmouth with a 2:1 degree in English and Creative writing

  • Find Florence on Facebook for some great study advice


Helen Watson - Finance & Business Writer


Richard Lewis - Finance & Business Writer

  • Astranti writer with financial experience of working in credit management


  • Previous experience in education and training gained by working as a qualified teacher


  • Graduated from York University with a degree (2:1) in BA (Hons) Economics

  • Find Helen on Facebook for interesting articles to help your studies

  • Astranti writer with 18 years experience as a business and finance analyst and journalist. Specialising in management case studies


  • Author of three books. Experience in web design and internet marketing, broadcast and radio


  • Graduated with a 2:1 BA (Hons) degree in English and French from Warwick University

  • Find Richard on Facebook for Management Case Study tips






Sapphire Plant - Finance & Business Writer


Milo Teeranggoon - Finance & Business Writer

  • Astranti writer specialising in writing study material

  • Graduated with a 2:1 honours degree in English from the University of Southampton

  • Writing background with extensive experience working in journalism and publishing environments

  • Strong research skills and a keen interest in the financial industry, that can be found on Sapphire's Facebook.




  • Astranti writer specialising in writing study material


  • Graduated with a 2:1 honours degree in History from the University of Portsmouth


  • Specialises in research and analysis


  • Extensive knowledge of economics throughout history

  • Find Milo on Facebook  for interesting study advice and articles






Stephen Gradwell - Astranti Writer and Marker


Bethan Norman - Astranti Marker

  • Qualified CIMA accountant


  • Works in the Retail sector with experience in the Oil and Gas and Industrial Weighing sectors


  • Has a background in Informatics with experience in both the technical and business side of Information Systems


  • Graduated from the University of Pretoria


  • Many years marking experience at Astranti


  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales


  • Over 20 years experience in audit, business accounting and tax, both in public practice and as an exam marker for accounting bodies and training organisations in the UK


  • Qualified with KPMG. Several years as audit manager with responsibility for in-house professional development.


Suraj Lakhotia - Astranti Marker


Nyasha Gomwe - Astranti Marker

  • Astranti strategic case study marker


  • Deputy Manager Audit at Bharat Petroleum


  • Acquired knowledge in Operations, Corporate Finance, Taxation and Project Management


  •  CIMA qualified. Other qualification include CA (ICAI, India) and Bachelors of Commerce

  • Astranti writer and case study marker


  • Qualified CIMA accountant


  • TOPCIMA world ranking of number 9


  • Currently an Accountant at Allan Wilson School





Nikki O'Brien - Co-director of ACCA Studies


James Nutting - Co-director of ACCA Studies

  • Manager of ACCA marketing and customer support for Astranti


  • Expertise in customer service, marketing, social media and blogging. Supports student's exam technique and approach


  • Graduated from the University of the West of England in 2014. Achieved a 1st Class degree in Business Studies with Marketing

  • Find Nikki on Facebook for great ACCA advice and tips



  • Significant experience in financial accounting and reporting


  • Writer and marker of case study mock exams and textbooks at Astranti. Written and produced exams for CIMA, First Intuition and PwC


  • Graduated from the University of Nottingham with a 2:1 degree in Philosophy

  • Find James on Facebook for great study advice and help






Nick Best - Managing Director


Sandy Hood - Astranti Tutor, Writer and Marker

  • Expertise in business strategy, financial management and project management


  • 17 years of training experience, a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) and Accredited Executive Coach


  • Has worked as a consultant with PwC, and has experience with clients such as MoD, Nokia, the Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Company, First Intuition, BPP and Kaplan

  • Find Nick on Facebook for excellent study tips


  • Head of CIMA Operational Case Study


  • Qualified CIMA accountant


  • Highly experienced professional tutor for a several business colleges


  • Author of Management & Cost Accounting for Dummies



Peter Stiff - CIMA Director


Mary Jane Rodriguez - Astranti Writer and Tutor

  • Professional writer with significant experience and expertise in management accounting writing.


  • 1st Class honours from Aston University (Triple accredited business school)


  • Has written and marked mock exams for Astranti and has been used by CIMA, First Intuition and PwC

  • Find Peter on Facebook for useful CIMA advice and tips

  • P1 and P2 masterclass tutor and writer


  • Started career as a Trainee Accountant with PwC


  • Qualified CIMA accountant


  • Graduated from the University of South Africa






Sally Benson - Astranti Tutor


Aurelie Konter - Astranti Tutor

  • Tutor for F2 masterclasses


  • Graduated from the University of Edinburgh


  • Qualified accountant - ICAEW


  • Lectured at Middlesbrough college. Currently works at JBC Accountants



  • F1 and E3 tutor at Astranti


  • Qualified CIMA accountant


  • Graduated from Kingston University. Achieved a BSc Hons in Music (2:1)


  • Currently a Finance Manager at a digital events solutions company - Lewislive Ltd & Qualitas Partnering

Nasim Khan - Astranti Writer, Tutor and Marker


Rebecca Trebble - Astranti Writer and Tutor

  • Strategic Case Study marker and F3 tutor


  • Expertise in finance, business analysis and IT consulting


  • CIMA Accountant, Management consultant and MSc in IT


  • 15 years experience in the financial services sector gained through Accenture, PwC and freelance work


  • Tutor for E2 masterclasses


  • CIMA qualified


  • Graduated from the University of Central Lancashire. Studied BA Hons Business Studies (specialised in Finance)


  • Finance Manager for Shop direct. Works within the finance team as a business partner to the customer management team giving them financial support and helping to drive their strategy






Katie Tapp - Astranti Writer and Marker


Manoj Agarwal - Astranti Writer and Marker

  • Experienced Case Study marker over many years


  • Qualified CIMA accountant


  • Worked as a management accountant of an international corporate services company for 9 years


  • Expertise in operational planning, productivity improvements, internal processes and reporting tools


  • Experienced marker and writer at Astranti


  • Works at Deutsche Bank with “Team Performance Coverage” and previously worked in the Trade Finance Team


  • Specialises in the analysis of monthly, quarterly and annual results  
  • A Professional CIMA Accountant with MBA Finance.







Sean Lyons - Astranti Writer and Marker


Kerry O'Dell - Astranti Writer and Marker

  • Astranti writer and case study marker


  • Graduated from the University of Ulster. Achieved a BA Hons in Business Management (1st Class)and MSc in Infrastructure Engineering (distinction)


  • Qualified CIMA accountant


  • Currently works as an Analyst (finance and network assets)


  • Astranti writer and case study marker


  • CIMA qualified


  • Currently a  Group Finance Manager for the NHS- Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. Expertise in Management Accounting


  • Has a degree in Accountancy and Finance from Birmingham City university. Graduated in 2010