Thought leadership

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.

Being at the forefront of new thinking in business and financial management ensures our products and publications are relevant to the needs of business, and help our members stay ahead of the curve.

Global Management Accounting Principles

Our pioneering Global Management Accounting Principles are designed to support CEOs, CFOs and boards improve their management accounting functions.

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Latest CIMA reports

Branded-business valuations

Branded-business valuations: Global Intangible Finance Tracker 2015

April 2015
This report reveals over USD1.58 trillion (GBP1 trillion) of assets unaccounted for, leaving UK companies vulnerable to underpriced bids and subsequent exploitation. 

Human capital reporting

Human capital reporting report

January 2015
This report
 explores investor views on the value and availability of human capital management (HCM) information, and the main barriers to better HCM practice.

Cloud technology and accounting

The effects of cloud technology on management accounting

January 2015
Advances in information technology have been noted as a key force in changing management accounting. This report focuses in particular on cloud computing.

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