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  • Six rules to delivering a powerful financial presentation

    Public speaking, the number one fear of most people, can be overcome. Analyse one of the key soft skills that accountants need to possess in order to engage stakeholders and help decision making.

  • Keeping business clean: a CGMA guide to countering fraud and corruption

    This briefing report outlines recent developments and trends on fraud and corruption globally and the role of the management accountant in helping establish best practice in their organisation. It offers guidance to a range of resources and reading materials.

  • CGMA Cybersecurity Tool

    Cybersecurity is one of the central issues and risks in today’s global economy. Cyber attacks are no longer a question of if, but a question of when.

  • CGMA Business model global consultation

    Business models are often misunderstood and lack consistency. Most businesses use the term ‘business model’ but do not follow any particular processes or frameworks in order to create and manage them. Our work intends to change this.

  • Cost Transformation Model

    The CGMA cost transformation model is designed to help businesses to achieve and maintain cost competitiveness.

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Risk questions a CGMA should ask about process innovation

Process innovation is about doing things a better way; either through developing new processes and delivery methods or finding radically different ways of doing business. It can be as simple as redefining one step of a manufacturing function, or as complex as a full organisational restructure.

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How to improve your finance organisation’s efficiency and effectiveness

The roles of finance professionals are changing. There is an expectation for finance organisations to take on a broader role in terms of providing management information and analysis and become more influential in how the organisation is managed. In forward-looking organisations, finance is evolving from a focus on transactions and cost efficiency to a broader focus that covers decision support and strategy.

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Tomorrow's leadership

28 May 2012 saw the UK launch of a groundbreaking leadership report, ‘The Invisible Elephant and the Pyramid Treasure - Tomorrow’s Leadership’, which outlined a leadership model fit for purpose in the 21st century. This event continued our successful collaboration with Tomorrow's Company and their partners.

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Tomorrow's relationships

People are our greatest asset – how often have we heard this from leaders and then seen evidence from the behaviours of the organisations they lead which suggests otherwise?

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Costing in the NHS

This report aims to highlight potential benefits and pitfalls of SLR and PLICS. It seeks to make clear the reasons underlying the effectiveness of such tools. To demonstrate these issues we focus in particular on the example of a central piece of hospital activity, examining cost calculation models of the operating theatre.

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Words in action - episode three: Anil the 'bean counter'

When Anil finally does rise to the challenge of doing what is right, he is not exactly met with open arms. He works all hours, is patronised and even gets called a 'bean counter'... which does not help his social life.

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Words in action - episode seven: Is the Miralux ship sinking?

Tony has definitely upset the rotten-apple cart now. Is the Miralux ship sinking and are the ones leaving the ship really the ‘proverbial rats’?

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Case study: Boonsiri Somchit-Ong, Advanced Micro Devices Global Services

Boonsiri Somchit-Ong is the corporate vice-president for finance at Advanced Micro Devices Global Services in Malaysia.

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Pursuing shareholder value

This report examines the extent of adoption of shareholder value management in large, quoted UK companies, and the impact this has had on human resource management.

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Mastering finance business partnering

The recent economic turmoil left most companies exposed to heightened commercial and financial risks. This wrongfooted many finance teams, leading them to re-evaluate their role.

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