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Global Management Accounting Principles

Quality decision making has never been more important – or more difficult. The Global Management Accounting Principles© were created to support you in this new, challenging business era.


Integrated thinking

Business reporting needs a reality check. Find out how Integrated Reporting can help your organisation make better decisions.


Ethics, risk and governance through the extended value chain

In this brief we explore why it’s vital that organisations build risk resilience in the extended value chain.


Accounting for natural capital in the value chain

Find out how accounting for nature helps improve decision making in the extended value chain.


The extended value chain

The extended value chain

In this brief, find out what steps you can take to help build a successful value chain.



Kimberly-Clark – managing natural capital in the value chain

This case study explores how sustainable thinking can reduce costs and future-proof against risks such as resource scarcity and reputation impacts.



Ethical culture change at Siemens: a case study

This case study investigates how following scandal, Siemens turned its business around by embedding strong corporate governance, and an emphasis on transparency and trust. It explores the steps CGMAs can take to embed governance and ethics throughout the value chain.


The extended value chain

Combating corruption across the value chain

This joint report with Transparency International UK gives an overview of key anti-corruption legislation, and shows how CGMAs can help counter the risk of bribery and corruption throughout the supply chain.


The employability crisis

Addressing the employability crisis

Employability is a critical issue for people and businesses globally, as new technologies and globalisation change the skill sets needed faster than ever before. This report outlines how stakeholders must work together in resolving the employability crisis.


The extended value chain

Aligning strategy, planning and risk processes at MassMutual

Providing effective governance in today’s complex organisations can be challenging. This case study demonstrates how MassMutual’s planning framework incorporates alignment of strategy, planning and risk processes.


The extended value chain

The extended value chain

Traditional value chain analysis focused largely on in-house operations and supply chain issues. These considerations remain critical but today’s business dynamic demands a more holistic view of the entire extended value chain.


Building resilience: an introduction to business models

Building better business through Management Accounting

Today’s businesses face rapid economic, technological and social changes. As organisations struggle to manage volatility and uncertainty, they need support to make better decisions faster.


Building resilience: an introduction to business models

IRM Cyber Risk Report

This report from the Institute of Risk Management investigates risks resulting from new technologies such as digital media and the latest devices, and offers practical guidance on how to address them.


Building resilience: an introduction to business models

Return on ideas

Find out how finance and marketing can work together to better measure and manage marketing value.


Building resilience: an introduction to business models

From insight to impact - unlocking opportunities in big data

New data technologies are creating significant opportunities for business. Find out how finance leaders are translating analytical insights to commercial impact.


Building resilience: an introduction to business models

Building resilience: an introduction to business models

This report looks at the importance of understanding your business model and the ways in which management accountants can help build business model resilience into strategic planning.


Deloitte CFO survey

The Boardroom and Risk

This report, from London-based think tank Tomorrow's Company, shows how boards can better understand their risk exposure and make sure their organisation is as resilient as possible.


Deloitte CFO survey

Deloitte CFO survey - Q1 2013

A broad-based rise in business confidence is revealed in Deloitte’s recent survey of 120 CFOs from some of the UK’s largest businesses.


Managing innovation report cover

Managing innovation

This report looks at companies promoting innovation while balancing risk in a tough economy. It also explores areas where management accountants can have a critical impact in promoting innovation and creating the conditions for sustainable business success.


WEF Global Risks Report

Building world class businesses for the long term

This report looks at the role of the company in society and the realities of managing short-term and long term thinking.


WEF Global Risks Report

WEF Global Risks Report 2013

The World Economic Forum's Global Risks report analyses 50 global economic, environmental, geopolitical, societal and technological risks and their likely impact over the next decade.


Risk appetite and tolerance

Risk appetite and tolerance

Guidance from the Institute of Risk Management providing practical advice on developing and implementing a risk appetite framework.


Risk culture

Risk culture

Two reports offering practical guidance on developing a good risk culture from the Institute of Risk Management.


Roads to ruin: the analysis

Roads to ruin: the analysis

Risk experts AIRMIC trace the origins and explore the impact and implications of major corporate crises from the last decade.


A structured approach to Enterprise Risk Management and the requirements of ISO 31000

A structured approach to Enterprise Risk Management and the requirements of ISO 31000

The Institute of Risk Management draws together recent developments and guidance on risk management including the international standard ISO 31000.


One finance

One finance: Building tomorrow’s talent strategy

This report discusses the need for a unified, ‘one finance’, approach to talent management in light of increasing capabilities and skills requirements as finance operating models and finance structures change.


Integrating risk into performance: Reporting to the board of directors

Integrating risk into performance: Reporting to the board of directors

This research looks at how performance and risk are integrated in management reporting to the board of directors and ways to enhance performance management with risk, so board members can perform their strategic monitoring role.


Economic value added adoption in China’s state-owned enterprises

Economic value added adoption in China’s state-owned enterprises

This project investigates the design and implementation of performance measurement systems based on economic value added in China’s state-owned enterprises.


Relevance regained: Performance management in shared service centres

Relevance regained: Performance management in shared service centres

This report looks at the consequences of applying performance management systems in the context of shared service centre.


Performance measurement and risk management in intermediary food chain businesses

Performance measurement and risk management in intermediary food chain businesses

This research seeks to understand the extent to which performance measurement systems in food supply chains might be incomplete and inadequately balanced.


Talent pipeline draining growth

Talent pipeline draining growth: Connecting human capital to the growth agenda

This report explores how effective management and measurement of human capital influences an organisation’s ability to implement its strategy and increase growth.


New skills, existing talent

New skills, existing talent

This special report seeks to establish whether finance professionals are expected to take on a broader role in contributing to their organisation’s long term performance. It analyses what the constraints might be for finance to gain a broader mandate, and the impact on the skills required for the management accountant.


The fast track to leadership: the challenges, opportunities and action plan

The fast track to leadership: the challenges, opportunities and action plan

Understanding the changing mandate in finance in the context of the global business landscape is important for CGMA designation holders to remain fit for purpose and progress their career. This report identifies the skills, experience and behaviours management accountants need to consider adding to the CGMA toolkit to succeed in the organisation.


The invisible elephant and the pyramid treasure

The invisible elephant and the pyramid treasure

This report charts the journey towards becoming a ‘transpersonal leader’, one who fully considers and acts on the needs of all stakeholders. This type of leadership is a better fit for the future, and has been developed from 13 years of experience of working with senior leaders. Also included are case studies and articles including ‘What makes a great finance leader?’


Managing responsible business – a global survey on business ethics

Managing responsible business – a global survey on business ethics

Global research that explores the importance of business ethics, ethical performance and ethical management within organisations – a follow up to research conducted in 2008.


Innovation outlook: framing the global management accounting agenda 2012/13

Innovation outlook: framing the global management accounting agenda 2012/13

This short paper highlights key areas of focus for CGMA designation holders over the coming year and provides the basis for our forthcoming programme of outputs to help CGMA designation holders to add value and develop their careers, whatever their role in the organisation.


Performance management and management control in non-profit organisations

Performance management and management control in non-profit organisations

This study examines the use of formal performance measurement and management controls in two non-profit organizations (NPOs). Our study shows how these systems can help NPOs to develop important connections with funders, but can also have damaging affects on bonding amongst staff. Developing belief systems to incorporate financial concerns and employing formal controls in participative and inclusive ways can help to overcome these difficulties.


Sustainable business: Shared value in practice

Sustainable business: Shared value in practice

Corporate behaviour has become synonymous with greed and self-interest. Yet some companies have adopted more inclusive strategies that also aim to benefit society. This report, illustrated with case studies, explores the concept of Shared Value creation and will be useful to CGMA designation holders working in organisations adopting more sustainable business practices.


Strategic objective costing: Supporting the balanced scorecard

Strategic objective costing: Supporting the balanced scorecard

The Balanced Scorecard (BSC) is a highly regarded performance management and strategy formulation framework used by thousands of organizations globally. The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) has adapted the BSC in a way to meet the specific needs of its knowledge-based organisation. The system is known as strategic objective costing.


Rebooting business: Valuing the human dimension

Rebooting business: Valuing the human dimension

Nearly 300 CEOs from over 21 countries across the world agree that understanding and managing human factors is critical to sustaining long-term success. This report reveals the CEOs’ views of current global challenges and the skills organisations need to drive success.


From ledgers to leadership: A journey through the finance function

From ledgers to leadership: A journey through the finance function

The modern, successful finance function is at the heart of all well run organisations. This report provides a high level view of some key areas of the transforming finance organisation based on global research campaigns conducted over the period 2008-2011.


Unlocking business intelligence

Unlocking business intelligence

The combination of trends in the role of finance and developments in business intelligence provide CGMA designation holders with an opportunity to unlock the potential in the data. This report provides key insights into current developments in Business Intelligence and practical information to help transform finance functions.


Fraud risk management: A guide to good practice

Fraud risk management: A guide to good practice

Although the definition of fraud and the law can vary from country to country, there are universal principles of fraud risk management relating to prevention, detection and response. This report shows how CGMA designation holders can take practical steps toward establishing more robust procedures to tackle fraud.


Governing for performance: New directions in corporate governance

Governing for performance: New directions in corporate governance

Good corporate governance remains firmly on the business agenda across the world. It can be a balancing act to be an effective strategic business partner while maintaining professional independence and objectivity. This report provides frameworks and tools to help CGMA designation holders play a key role in supporting good governance.


Thirsty planet: Business responses to water scarcity

Thirsty planet: Business responses to water scarcity

Water scarcity is becoming a critical issue in many parts of the world with far-reaching social, environmental and economic implications. This report looks at how companies are measuring and reducing their water consumption.


Managing the challenges of family businesses

Managing the challenges of family businesses

Whether it’s entrepreneurs pushing their small companies forward or dynasties controlling diverse multibillion dollar interests, family businesses are found in every corner of the world, innovating, creating and producing. This report underscores the pivotal role of CGMA designation holders in building and sustaining successful family businesses.


Strategic performance management in the public sector

Strategic performance management in the public sector

Public sectors across the globe, despite their diversity, share common needs. This report explores the key role of CGMA designation holders in driving performance management initiatives in the public sector.


The inside track: Partnering for value

The inside track: Partnering for value

In today’s business environment, finance teams must become an effective strategic partner to an organisation’s operational units. This report provides insight into how CGMA designation holders can transform the finance function to work more collaboratively and effectively with the rest of the organisation.





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