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M&A due diligence for CFOs

Part II – seller: Guidance for small- and mid-sized organisations The process of due diligence typically involves a thorough investigation of the business from many vantage points.

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Audit Committee Toolkit

The creation of an effective audit committee is an important way to enhance organisational governance and oversight. A widely used framework for internal controls is the COSO Internal Control — Integrated Framework developed by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO) of the Treadway Commission.

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How to develop non-financial KPIs

This tool provides guidance for identifying and designing key performance indicators (KPIs) for non-financial performance measures.

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Strategy mapping tool

Strategy maps allow organisations to describe and communicate their strategies succinctly to close the gap between creation and successful implementation of strategy.

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Apocalypse H20: accounting for the true value of water

Water is more essential to industry and daily life than oil. But fresh water, like many other natural resources once considered abundant, is running low: the World Bank says global demand for water is doubling every 21 years and the UN estimates that by 2025 two-thirds of the world could face water ‘stress’ situations.

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Accounting for climate change

Management accountants have a key role to play in driving sustainable strategic and operational decisions. But CIMA’s research shows that even where finance teams are engaged in climate change related activities, it has often been on an ad hoc basis.

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Governmental financial resilience under austerity: English local authorities

The increased uncertainty, volatility and complexity arising from the economic crisis and the context of austerity require governments to put greater emphasis on flexibility, adaptability and a long-term perspective in their financial management.

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Curb your enthusiasm: corporate risk assessment of Web 2.0

Recent research in the UK has measured the frequency and average cost of information security incidents. It’s sobering to realise that very large companies are almost guaranteed to have such an incident every year, at an average cost for the worst incidents of over £1million.

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Risk culture in financial organisations

Interest in the cultures of organisations and their effects on management practices goes back many years and there is an extensive body of scholarship on this topic. Yet this interest has increased dramatically since 2008. Furthermore, a new twist in the vocabulary of culture has taken place, with companies, advisors and regulators now seeming to have a specific focus on something called ‘risk culture.’

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Better budgeting: a report on the Better Budgeting forum from CIMA and ICAEW

This publication is based on the Better Budgeting Forum held in London in March 2004. Participants in the forum discussed a range of issues relevant to the central theme, debating possible ways of improving the budgeting process and highlighting areas for future research.

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