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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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Business leaders talk risk and innovation

Business leaders from some of the world's top companies, including Dell, Coca Cola and American Express, talk risk, innovation and the role of management accountants.

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Finance's expanding role

Our latest video provide insights and perspectives on finance’s expanding role at the heart of the business strategy and the value management accountants bring in supporting the wider business from the finance directors of a multinational, a mid-sized and a small company.

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Ethical conduct is never out of vogue

Ethics pays - for the business and for your career.

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Risk reporting to the board of directors

'Risk reporting to the board of directors' focuses on best practises in reporting risk to the board.

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The changing role of finance: Chris Ling, British Gas

Chris Ling, Financial Controller from British Gas, discusses some of the key trends from the recent CGMA report ‘New skills, existing talent – the new mandate for finance professionals in supporting long-term business success.’

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Rebooting business

This discussion looks at the need to measure and manage the human dimension - relationships with customers, employees, partners and communities.

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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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Using analytics to reduce days sales outstanding

This paper, produced by Infosys in association with CIMA, alerts finance professionals to new ways of using data to improve cash flow and ensure the value of the organisation is maintained.

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Words in action - episode two: James Turner’s projects

James Turner’s projects come in on budget and win environmental prizes. Surely that should keep the low-carbon campaigners smiling?

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Words in action - episode one: Tony Scales and ethics

Does Tony Scales, the new CEO of the Miralux Corporation, believe his own speeches about ethics, the environment and the company’s hard line against corruption and fraud? Is he sincere or just the master of corporate rhetoric?

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