The role of the CFO on the modern board
This briefing is based upon a recent CIMA event discussion. It considers the role of the CFO in the context of the evolving board agenda and offers five practical tips on how the CFO can help the board to ensure it makes good use of its limited time.
Delivering value and accountability
This paper brings together private and public sector perspectives to consider what more the finance function – and its closer integration with the rest of the business – could do, and to provide insights for policy makers, boards and finance teams.
Using analytics to reduce days sales outstanding
This paper alerts finance professionals to new ways of using data to improve cash flow and ensure the value of the organisation is maintained.
'Tomorrow’s relationships' is a set of materials which seeks to recognise the full value of business relationships. See the report, roadmap and agenda.
Using integrated reporting
We have produced a guide and toolkit for C-suites encouraging the adoption of integrated reporting (<IR>). 'Tomorrow’s business success' shows how chairmen, CEOs and CFOs can use <IR> to help create value and effectively tell the full story.
Managing the value of your talent
Drawing on 70 interviews across the HR and finance functions of over 50 organisations, this report explains how developing and managing people releases and drives value to help define the key principles for measuring the impact of people on organisational performance.
Building clinical engagement with costing
This report explores the issues around the lack of clinical engagement with costing, and identifies ways that costing practitioners and clinicians can work together to sustain the deliverance of better quality outcomes.
Accounting for natural capital: the elephant in the boardroom
As we become increasingly aware of our reliance on natural resources it is vital organisations respond swiftly to manage risks. This report explains how finance professionals can take action.
Looking beyond the checkbox
As part of an ongoing joint programme on ethical culture, this paper highlights how good corporate governance depends on the right questions being asked, and addressed, within the context of a values-based approach to organisational culture
IPOs, organisational and management accounting change in listed Chinese state-owned enterprises
This paper investigates how management accounting and control practices change in listed Chinese state-owned enterprises following initial public offerings to stock exchanges.
Ready for business: bridging the employability gap
We explain how we worked with key stakeholders and conducted comprehensive research to update our syllabus and assessment process.
Embedding ethical values in the corporate culture: Zambia
Discover the key findings from a joint CIMA and Institute of Directors Zambia roundtable, held at the 2013 Annual Business Conference in Livingstone.
Read about the new UK governance framework for directors’ remuneration.
Understanding reputational risk – the costs of ‘act now, worry later’
Read the key findings from the discussions at the Malaysian Institute of Integrity and CIMA roundtable on reputational risk, based on a global CGMA survey.
Risk culture in financial organisations
This paper outlines how interest in the cultures of organisations and their effects on management practices has increased dramatically since 2008.
Management accounting practices of UK SMEs
This paper reports on the findings of a CIMA-sponsored study of the management accounting practices of SMEs.
The boardroom and risk
This report and toolkit focus on a key group of potentially catastrophic risks and what boards can do to evolve their risk management agenda.
Financial leadership for government
CIMA and the Institute for Government have joined forces to produce a blueprint for reform that will lead to better decision making and more efficient government.
Management control systems as a package
This report outlines the outcomes of various elements of management control systems (MCS), helping to better focus the analysis of MCS packages.
Embedding ethical values into the corporate culture
Read about a roundtable on corporate integrity discussing the issues of embedding ethical values into the corporate culture of an organisation.
Corporate social responsibility and innovation in management accounting
Find out how companies embed CSR in their management control systems (MCS) in an attempt to align the behaviour of organisational participants with strategic objectives concerning sustainability in China.