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CIMA changes syllabus to reflect integrated reporting

Syllabus update from CIMA will see students sitting online exams, while sustainability and risk will play a larger part in education

12 Feb 2014

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CIMA numbers clear 200,000

218,000 people affiliated to CIMA, with record student numbers

22 Jan 2014

CIMA-qualified Anite CEO takes role at Vitec

Christopher Humphrey expands portfolio with software company non-executive role

11 Nov 2013

Finance struggling to make the most of data

Failing to effectively leverage vast volumes of data is hitting business' revenues, warns CIMA

16 Oct 2013

‘Bean counter’ view of accountants holding back entrepreneurs

Accountants must educate entrepreneurs that they can be business partners, latest CIMA and Nottingham University study reveals

13 Aug 2013

Directors putting reputation before profit

Joint CIMA and AICPA survey reveals directors prepared to lose profit for the sake of protecting reputation

02 Aug 2013

UK accounting bodies ‘should merge’ according to readers

Nearly two thirds of readers see a merger of the UK's accountancy institutes should happen, according to an Accountancy Age poll

27 Jun 2013

Leader: CIMA's May can now move on

Margaret May will look to the future after her exoneration, but CIMA must work hard to restore its reputation after a tortuous process

19 Jun 2013

CIMA's Margaret May disciplinary findings quashed in court

Judge finds Appeal Committee ruling against ex-CIMA council member was “flawed” and should be “quashed”

19 Jun 2013

Malcolm Furber elected as CIMA president

CIMA appoints Malcolm Furber as president

18 Jun 2013

Leader: Will younger generation push for a UK institute?

Will British institutes learn from a New Zealand/Australia merger - or have the Trans/Tasmans already learned from them?

17 Jun 2013

Institute tie-up on far side of world has UK ramifications

UK institutes should take heed if New Zealand and Australia are able to create a new joint trans-Tasman accountancy body

17 Jun 2013

Shell CFO calls for open-minded approach to innovation

New report from AICPA and CIMA reveals how finance professionals at Coca-Cola and Royal Dutch Shell help to drive innovation

22 May 2013

Integrated framework provides capital gains for reporting

In essence, the IIRC framework aims to create more concise reporting that better communicates to investors how the business creates value over time

24 Apr 2013

CIMA, IFAC & PwC combine forces to look at business model reporting

Institutes and firms have combined to look at business model reporting and how they can be integrated into financial reports, on behalf of the International Integrated Reporting Council

05 Apr 2013

Publishers Totally appoint FD

Don Baladasan is made finance director of Totally

29 Nov 2012

Colin: For everything else, there's CIMA

A qualification worth having

29 Aug 2012

CIMA members taking home average of nearly 60k

Three-quarters of members agree that CIMA qualification has helped better negotiate their salary

28 Aug 2012

Ex-council member to take CIMA to High Court

A judge has given former CIMA council member Margaret May the green light to take the institute to the High Court

20 Aug 2012

ACCA's Pakistan students call off protest

Protest aimed at removing block on foreign institute studying in Pakistan is called off

17 Jul 2012

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Bank raiding powers could put HMRC at top of insolvency pecking order

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The Practitioner: The promise of the pension pot

The combination of pensions drawdown and enterprise investment tax planning makes the Practitioner's mouth water - but can the firm get its pensioners lined up in a row?

Leader: Charity begins at home

With so many accountants require support and counselling, an already charitable profession must consider where its efforts go

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Social networking: How does the Top 50 stack up?

Firms are failing to realise the business benefits of social media sites such as utilising LinkedIn

Colin: There's nothing like a well-thought-out plan

Colin wonders whether some SMEs are keeping it too simple

Taking Stock: When tax is stranger than fiction

Sometimes you just can't make it up, TS finds

Scrapping IR35 all very well – but what else?

IR35 has proven ineffective, but 'what are the alternatives?' asks Calum Fuller

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Why budgeting fails: One management system is not enough

If budgeting is to have any value at all, it needs a radical overhaul. In today's dynamic marketplace, budgeting can no longer serve as a company's only management system; it must integrate with and support dedicated strategy management systems, process improvement systems, and the like. In this paper, Professor Peter Horvath and Dr Ralf Sauter present what's wrong with the current approach to budgeting and how to fix it.

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iXBRL: Taking stock. Looking forward

In this white paper CCH provide checklists to help accountants and finance professionals both in practice and in business examine these issues and make plans. Also includes a case study of a large commercial organisation working through the first year of mandatory iXBRL filing.