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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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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.

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Cost Transformation Model

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

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Words in action - episode one: Tony Scales and ethics

Does Tony Scales, the new CEO of the Miralux Corporation, believe his own speeches about ethics, the environment and the company’s hard line against corruption and fraud? Is he sincere or just the master of corporate rhetoric?

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Words in action - episode five: Cameron's investigation

Tony’s past the talking stage. It’s time for tough action. And Cameron seems determined as he gets caught up in a new investigation. So why is Talulah unhappy when she gets what she wants? Who is fiddling their expenses now?

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Complexity, relevance and clarity of corporate reporting

The Financial Reporting Council’s (FRC) project to review the complexity and relevance of current company reporting requirements is very timely. Over the past ten years, a raft of additional reporting burdens has been placed on businesses, and many of the existing requirements have also changed in that period.

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Incorporating ethics into strategy: second edition

Ethics are pivotal in determining the success or failure of an organisation: they affect a company’s reputation and help to define a business model that will thrive even in adversity.

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Sustainability performance management: how CFOs can unlock value

Sustainability can drive significant business benefits. Yet in many organisations, its value is not fully realised. This report from CIMA and Accenture explores how robust sustainability performance management, driven by finance professionals, can be a key way to unlock this value.

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Strategic responses to global climate change: a UK analysis

This report provides an understanding of the way in which organisations are translating strategic issues into management action in the context of their carbon impact. The implications for management accountants and accounting were also explored.

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Tomorrow’s balance sheet

Integrating strategies for corporate responsibility and evaluating their impact, both socially and environmentally, is becoming increasingly critical to business. Companies are seeking ways to successfully put their strategies on sustainability into practice – strengthening the connection between corporate responsibility and global competitiveness.

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Collaboration: the new core competency in an era of joint ventures and alliances

For those dissatisfied with M&A, there are alternatives which offer organisations access to the scale, markets, distribution or other channels they seek, without many of the problems caused by transferring assets and people – such as the valuation of assets and liabilities (the bulk of due diligence), ‘storming and norming’ of teams, and meshing together processes and data.

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