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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.

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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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Dealing with the unknown

Leading in uncertain times by rethinking the design of management accounting and reporting systems.

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The role of management accounting in servitisation

Exploring the potential role of management accounting in servitising manufacturing companies, where services are increasingly offered alongside physical products.

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CIMA Strategic Scorecard™: full report

Boards engaging in strategy demonstrates how the CIMA Strategic Scorecard™ can be used as a tool to bring all your strategic information together in a summarised and consistent format. This will assist your board in balancing time spent on strategy and time spent on governance issues.

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Extended enterprise risk

Today’s complex global supply chains require effective risk management.

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The Four Ts of local government performance

Effective performance management and strong financial leadership will be at the core of sustainable public service delivery.

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Accounting for natural capital in the value chain

Find out how to implement natural capital accounting with five practical recommendations for CGMAs.

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Getting to the heart of decision making: Whitehall's Financial Management Reform

In 2014, HM Treasury launched the Financial Management Reform programme (FMR). This is widely seen as one of the most successful and mature of the UK’s functional reforms. The purpose of this joint paper by the Institute for Government and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) is to allow those interested in improving finance functions in other complex organisational settings (especially centres of government) to see what is happening in the UK, and to understand the way this change has been undertaken.

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2011 study of Sri Lanka accounting standards

Sri Lanka will be adopting the international financial reporting standards issued by the International Accounting Standard Board (IASB) on 1 January 2012.

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Worth your weight in gold?

The finance function can no longer and assume that everyone in the business knows it is indispensable. How can financial managers prove their value?

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Transforming the profession - management accounting is changing

This chapter from 'A profession transforming: from accounting to management' looks specifically at CIMA and our changing focus. To purchase the full book, visit the IFAC website.

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