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As the global leader in management accounting CIMA is committed to producing relevant, rigorous and applied research. We publish industry-leading insight, fund academic programmes, and collaborate with partners globally to help people and organisations drive better, sustainable business performance.

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Accounting trends in a borderless world

Including analysis from a global survey of over 5,000 senior finance and senior non-finance professionals, this report assesses the latest trends facing the profession, comparing east and west, and highlights the challenges facing accountants the world over.

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Enterprise risk oversight: a global analysis

The recent global economic crisis has caused all boards of directors and senior executives of organisations to re-evaluate their approaches to risk oversight. Some of the well publicised failures have led many to question how excessive risk taking went unrecognised by key participants in the corporate governance process.

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Managing inter-firm interdependencies in R&D investment

This report illustrates how interdependent R&D investments may be coordinated across the boundaries of competing firms. If managerial accountants are to estimate accurately the value of R&D investments in ecosystems of innovation, an understanding of such information sharing arrangements is crucial.

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Using analytics to reduce days sales outstanding

This paper, produced by Infosys in association with CIMA, alerts finance professionals to new ways of using data to improve cash flow and ensure the value of the organisation is maintained.

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Paul Young, CPA, CGMA

Legendary performance at 'America's most convenient bank'

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The Four Ts of local government performance

Effective performance management and strong financial leadership will be at the core of sustainable public service delivery.

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Extended enterprise risk

Today’s complex global supply chains require effective risk management.

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Getting to the heart of decision making: Whitehall's Financial Management Reform

In 2014, HM Treasury launched the Financial Management Reform programme (FMR). This is widely seen as one of the most successful and mature of the UK’s functional reforms. The purpose of this joint paper by the Institute for Government and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) is to allow those interested in improving finance functions in other complex organisational settings (especially centres of government) to see what is happening in the UK, and to understand the way this change has been undertaken.

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Accounting for natural capital in the value chain

Find out how to implement natural capital accounting with five practical recommendations for CGMAs.

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Building resilience: an introduction to business models

In today’s business environment it is more important than ever that organisations understand their business model, and are ready to adapt it to counter external threats.

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