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Insight November 2016

Welcome to the November edition of Insight magazine, the only global e-newsletter for CIMA members.

In this edition we bring you details of CIMAplus, our tailored package of products designed to help you meet your CPD needs. Also find out how you can take advantage of our mutual recognition agreement (MRA) with CPA Australia before new study requirements come into effect.  

In addition, read our latest research and guidance including how engagement is overtaking job satisfaction as the most important goal for employers and employees and read a recent case study detailing how ASDA is using the valuing your talent principals of people-focused planning to drive business success.  

We also include our latest practical advice with a rundown of our top six tools that management accountants keep coming back to, as well as an overview of the four key elements you can use in order to improve transparency within your organisation 

Finally, get practical tips from the latest in our spreadsheet skills series, which this month focuses on making sure you are working with the latest version of Excel across all platforms. Read this month’s financial reporting news and details of the latest CIMA news and events in your area.

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Deborah Smith

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Insight is the global emagazine for management accountants. It is sent to over 102,000 CIMA members every month.

In this issue

Explore the benefits of CGMA on our new website 
- How a company’s culture can limit data breaches: read CGMA Magazine
- Take advantage of our mutual recognition agreement (MRA) with CPA Australia before new study requirements come into effect on 1 January 2017
- Access a tailored package of products to help you meet your CPD needs with CIMAplus

Jobs and careers 

Engagement takes over as key employee measure 
- Try our salary calculator tool 

Training and development 

Spreadsheet skills: version aversion
Develop your skills with CIMA Mastercourses – our range of CPD training courses"> 
Explore online CPD training when and where you need it with CIMA on demand

Resources and guidance 

Six practical tools management accountants keep coming back to
‘Data as the weapon in the war for talent’: how does ASDA use a people plan to analyse and drive business?
- Four ways to improve transparency within your organisation 
The AICPA | CIMA Competency and Learning website supports your continuing professional development needs – explore today
Download the latest edition of FM magazine 
- Read our CGMA Global Management Accounting Principles  
Browse a wide range of online learning topics at with Harvard ManageMentor – a free resource for CIMA members

News and events

CIMA and The Hackett Group complete Global Business Services career development offering 
- Register now for the ‘Joining the dots – decision making for a new era’ webcast – 6 December 2016 
- Register for the ‘BEPS: the dawn of a truly global standard’ webcast, free for CGMAs – 1 December 2016 
Browse CGMA events