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  • Report visualisation: from concept to deployment

    This report analyses how multimedia technology is providing insight around business performance and improving the speed of decision making through graphically presenting patterns, trends and correlations.

  • 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 Finance Impact Tool

The CGMA Finance Impact Tool is a comprehensive, systematic assessment of an organisation’s finance activities. Finance function improvement and forward movement begins with self-assessment and analysis that serve as a catalyst for transformation. This self-assessment process allows a user to discern clearly its finance functions’ strengths, as well as areas where improvements can be made. This results in providing drivers towards positive change through actionable items that can be monitored for progress.

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Risk questions a CGMA should ask about process innovation

Process innovation is about doing things a better way; either through developing new processes and delivery methods or finding radically different ways of doing business. It can be as simple as redefining one step of a manufacturing function, or as complex as a full organisational restructure.

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How to improve your finance organisation’s efficiency and effectiveness

The roles of finance professionals are changing. There is an expectation for finance organisations to take on a broader role in terms of providing management information and analysis and become more influential in how the organisation is managed. In forward-looking organisations, finance is evolving from a focus on transactions and cost efficiency to a broader focus that covers decision support and strategy.

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Accounting for the full value of the business: Brand Finance Asia GIFT report

Valuing intangibles has never been an easy process. In our current knowledge-based economy, intangibles can form a substantial component of a company's balance sheet. For a decade or longer, it has been mandatory for well-run organisations to establish the true nature of their intangibles and goodwill. Good business decisions depend on it. Investors demand to know. International Financial Reporting Standards explicitly demand valuations in a growing number of situations.

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PODCAST: The current state of risk oversight

Risk oversight and how organisations are trying to overcome this.

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Dan Crumb CPA, CGMA: gameplan for a successful finance team

Dan Crumb CPA, CGMA talks sustainability and strategic direction in business.

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Panel discussion: CIMA and AICPA routes to the CGMA designation

A look at CGMA and the benefits

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Doug Bonthrone ACMA CGMA discusses innovation

Director of Global Services Strategy at Coca Cola Doug Bonthrone ACMA CGMA.

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Bob Laux CPA CGMA discusses innovation

Senior Director, Financial Accounting Reporting at Microsoft Bob Laux CPA CGMA.

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Ethical due diligence in hiring and assessing professional accountants

CGMA guidance for assessing potential employees

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