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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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  • Managing the Trust P&L: A toolkit for boards

    This toolkit offers board level professionals with a greater understanding of how trust fits into their business model. The tool helps board members and C-suite professionals to look at trust in a systematic way that relates to their organisation.

  • CGMA Competency Framework guide: generate value for long-term success

    The CGMA Competency Framework can help you equip your finance function with skills and competencies needed for sustainable success. You can use the Competency Framework to fulfil many activities as you build the human capital of your organisation, with an emphasis on the following areas: Attraction and recruitment, Performance management, Learning and development.

  • Purpose Beyond Profit: The Value of Value - Board-level Insights

    Deriving insights from a survey of executives across the globe, this report outlines trends and challenges in measuring, disclosing, and understanding the value that companies create. Executives globally agree on the increasing benefit of understanding and communicating the value creation potential of their organisations.

  • Talent - Improving government performance through effective talent management

    Most local government organisations believe their talent-management strategies are well defined and that they have a solid understanding of their current skills shortages and future needs. However, almost half are struggling to compete for talent with their private-sector rivals. How do local governments Find, Retain, and Sustain talent?

  • Sustainable Development Goals and the role of the accountant

    Business has a fundamental role to play in delivering against the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) requirements. Contributions will include working with stakeholders, creating jobs, enabling access to healthcare, innovating new technologies and leading the development and responsible use of resources like energy and water.

  • Business Resilience: Tools for preparing to reopen businesses

    Reallocating priorities, creating a response plan, mapping out scenarios – here’s all you need to consider before you reopen your business and the tools to help you do it.

  • Transformation - Improving government performance

    This joint report by CIMA and CIPFA (the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy) highlights case studies of transformation initiatives from around the world, identifying common barriers, such as, ‘doing more with less’, and the critical success factors which must be addressed.

  • 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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Tomorrow’s Risk Leadership: delivering risk resilience and business performance

Tomorrow’s Risk Leadership, a report from London-based think tank 'Tomorrow's Company', shows how companies should rethink their risk leadership.

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Who can you trust? Breaking the spell, how to build trust today

In honour of CIMA past president Anthony Howitt, a lecture took place on Wednesday 3 June 2015 on the topic of trust in organisations today.

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Are you ready for the open workforce?

In-house teams, contractors and external partners - the new open workforce.

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Finance transformation in the age of data

Adam Savage, ACMA, CGMA Senior Manager, Deloitte & Touche LLP discusses transformational change.

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Public value: principles into practice

How to improve the performance and outcomes of public spending and finance through principles-led management.

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Luke Williams driving innovation through uncertain times

Executive Director, Berkley Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, NYU Stern School of Business & Author of Disrupt: Think the Unthinkable to Spark Transformation in Your Business, Luke Williams discusses innovation and change.

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Shantanu Ghosh: Leveraging finance to create more value

Shantanu Ghosh, Senior Vice President at Genpact, discusses how top organisations are leveraging their finance capability to create more value and what might be keeping some firms from achieving this.

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The future of ethics

To discuss the pressures faced by organisations and the subsequent CGMA report Managing Responsible Business – A global survey on business ethics, CIMA and AICPA held a webcast debate in association with The Accountant.

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Integrated thinking

The CGMA Integrated Thinking briefing explores how Integrated Reporting () can help drive competitive advantage.

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Study of LKAS 17: Leases

A New Sri Lankan lease accounting standard has been developed in a joint project between the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ICASL) that could result in a complete overhaul of the way in which leases are reported in financial statements, commencing 1 January 2012.

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