Changes in the accounting profession
See the right-hand menu for CIMA's outstanding reports on key changes in the accounting profession in the last five years.
Developments in the global accountancy sector (May 2011)
This report highlights the significant factors influencing both the growth of the accountancy sector and also the demand for the skills of the management accountant in the professional practice firms.
Risk manager or risqué manager? The new platform for the management accountant
This paper aims to obtain conceptual understanding of management accounting innovations by looking at new accounting software; accountants’ developing roles; and innovative accounting techniques and how these innovations actually affect organisations.
A comparative investigation into management accounting innovations
This report explores the impact of contextual factors on the adoption and successful implementation of new cost and management accounting techniques.
Standard costing: insights from leading companies
This report highlights the current trends and issues around standard costing and summarises the key findings of this global research taken by KPMG.
Improving decision-making in organisations
This paper explores the changing role of accountants in the finance functions of leading organisations.
Improving decision-making in organisations: unlocking business intelligence
This executive report explores the potential of BI to inform decision-making.
The opportunity to transform finance
This report shows how leading businesses have benefited from finance transformation.
Management accountants: a profession dramatically changed by ERP systems
This summary provides insight into the changes resulting from the implementation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. The full report can be purchased through CIMA Publishing.
A study of performance measurement in the outsourcing decision
This paper focuses on performance measurement in the outsourcing decision, both at corporate strategy and process level.
Contemporary management accounting practices in UK manufacturing
This report deals with the presentation and analysis of financial information in 41 UK manufacturing companies.
Energy and natural resources finance survey
This report shows how the energy and natural resources sector copes with many, sometimes unique issues that pose a considerable challenge for finance.