A study finds that comparing managers’ performance to their industry peers can lead to more aggressive decisions and behavior.
Adaptive, accurate strategy maps are a central part of forward-thinking companies’ strategic performance management system.
Leaders can boost their effectiveness by optimizing performance through time management, mentoring, and analyzing metrics.
Creativity is cultivated from team members building on their work by reformulating and reinterpreting each other’s ideas.
Doing Agile Right provides a road map for creating Agile teams and then expanding the model to create an Agile enterprise.
A study highlights the relationship between organizational transparency, manager kindness, and employee collusion.
Consider suggestions to improve your communication style, hold more sway in your organization, and get people to listen to you.
Organizations can encourage knowledge sharing among colleagues by establishing subjective evaluations and incentives.
Paul Falcone’s book helps managers navigate difficult conversations and reminds them to communicate fully with kindness.
Companies can use integrated strategic risk management framework to manage risks during strategy formulation and execution.
Management teams consider various skills, in addition to technical expertise, in their companies’ auditor selection process.
A planning and budgeting approach centered on management principles of guided self-control can drive organizational agility.
Companies employing a charitable contribution matching program can reap the benefit of increased employee productivity.
Mind-set affects how managers respond to workplace challenges and how they manage key financial and human resources.
A case study shows how a nonprofit addressed its diversity drift using the process of recognize, reassess, and revitalize.
Companies can benefit from challenging long-held beliefs and updating current systems of organizing offices and workflows.
A few key factors may be red flags indicating that your organization’s incentive programs aren’t working as designed.
Managers who use emotional language effectively in performance reports can motivate employees to step up their game.
Professionals who improve the accuracy of their company’s data analytics can boost diversity and inclusion and reduce bias.
An open-book management approach helps a manufacturer boost its sustainability initiatives—and drive strong financial results.
Finance professionals who advocate for change within their organizations can boost diversity and inclusion and reduce bias.
While some question the value of reality TV, savvy professors can use it as a creative tool to boost classroom engagement.
Educate yourself to avoid cultural misunderstanding and miscommunication when working with people from various countries.
Address bias against working parents, especially mothers, to avoid decreases in morale, retention rate, and productivity.
A study finds gift card rewards can be more effective than cash when motivating sales employees competing in sales contests.
To improve as a manager, you must recognize your weaknesses and shortcomings, and manage your time and stress effectively.
Managers must navigate people management paths when hiring, leading, and inspiring employee engagement.
Building trust and accountability between finance and accounting and throughout the company is essential to success.
Nonprofits often put fewer resources and less effort into internal controls. Applied controls can help safeguard assets.
A supplier diversity effort requires dedication and commitment but can result in many benefits for the organization.
Relative performance feedback can improve performance, particularly if the employees have a say in the process.
Effectively managing internal controls to support financial reporting is critical in today’s the complex regulatory landscape.
Put together a team that makes the most of its talent by categorizing your accountants by these important behaviors.
Regardless of the size or reach of your organization, you can tailor a diversity and inclusion program that adds value.
The 2018 Finance Trends Survey Report highlights the areas of the finance function that finance executives are focusing on.
Peak moments can help organizations motivate employees, interact with customers, and redefine leadership and brand identity.
As technology takes on an increasingly larger role in operations, business-focused frameworks might not be enough.
Several trends are transforming how we work. A workfit approach helps organizations embrace and benefit from these changes.
These 10 best practices can help you reduce costs in your supplier base and free up cash flow for more productive uses.
A survey identifies best practices and areas for improvement for IT audit and internal audit leaders and professionals.
Management accountants need to leverage their unique understanding of cost modeling to guide organizational decision making.
In today’s ever-changing technological world, companies are turning to the CFO to manage and oversee cyber risk management.
Improve processes and overcome the inadequacies of standard budgeting through the use of an operational income statement.
Leaders must share information faster, assess fast-changing landscapes, and always be training for the future, not the past.
As the gig economy continues to grow, an IMA Pulse survey examines the impact it has had in finance.
The global economic growth outlook is positive, but uncertainty lingers around issues like Brexit, U.S tax reform, and others.
Edward D. Hess’s short book uses the scientific method as a framework to outline commonsense growth concepts in business.
The audit profession has changed, and audit firms need to find new ways to attract and develop the best talent.
Improve inventory control and reduce costs with a centralized source of subject matter experts, resources, and support.
A training and development plan that includes setting clear goals for employees will benefit companies and employees alike.
A new book provides simple solutions to the complex challenge of successfully managing business processes.
IMA Global Board member Harry W. Zike provides an outlook on the many benefits of diversity & inclusion initiatives.
Management accountants need clear vision, action, relationships, ethics, and continuing skills development to succeed.
An understanding of how emotions influence decisions in the workplace can help managers reduce their negative impact.
Get creative with these seven methods to broaden the diversity pipeline of new employees at your organization.
Andrew Miller’s book redefines operational excellence and discusses how companies can continually improve their performance.
Contrary to popular belief, a significant proportion of knowledge work can be standardized. CFOs can lead the way.
Mitigate employer-related risks by staying abreast of legal and regulatory requirements for managing employees.
Having trouble finding qualified entry-level accountants? These 8 tips can improve your odds for landing the best candidates.
A survey of IMA members looks at how organizations prepare for disaster risks and develop plans for recovery.
With limited resources, nonprofit organizations often put little effort into preventing fraud, but that makes them more vulnerable.
What happens to employee productivity when a senior manager leaves? A new survey from Robert Half takes a look.
The operational income statement could be the model needed to seamlessly integrate financial information with operational data.
Nurturing company-wide attitudes, perceived norms, and perceived control fosters an improved environment for whistleblowing.
Get better results with a thorough understanding of the human capital involved and plans to address people-associated risks.
Understanding what makes them tick can lead to better strategies for monitoring their work and providing feedback.
The viability of Trust Preferred Securities as a source of banking capital has been brought into question.
Nearly one in four U.S. employers reported a double-digit increase in health insurance premiums.
A Deloitte Dbriefs poll examines the challenges to implementing intercompany accounting.
"Beyond Competitive Advantage" will make you reconsider creating and sustaining corporate value as well as your role in the process.
How well are companies preparing for the retirement of the Baby Boomer generation?
Controllers can advance their organizational role by delivering insight, gaining buy-in, and elevating the skills within the company.
Financial blogs have become an accepted source of information and recommendations for investors. Companies who ignore them may suffer.
From Louis Bachelier to Jim Simons and beyond, physicists have applied their skills and mathematical models to financial markets.
COSO is updating its Enterprise Risk Management framework. Public comment will be accepted through September 30, 2016.
For Lean companies, value stream costing and work-cell metrics provide a better alternative for managing production control.
When making decisions about vendor payments, it’s critical to consider both the financial and nonfinancial effects.
A survey from Deloitte looks at the frequency of supply chain fraud and some best-practice measures to prevent it.
Finance, HR, and IT can work together to break out of silos and transform the administrative services within an organization.
Lynford Graham’s book on the COSO internal control framework is a great resource for practitioners.
A Continuous Integration of Learning and Strategy model can help maximize employee development and improve performance.
Corporate performance management software can provide better automation and information gathering to help financial professionals make better, more informed decisions.
Often viewed as a broken system, performance appraisals can help staff and management when done respectfully and thoughtfully.
Both cost assignment methods are effective. Determining the right one to use depends on the circumstances.
You don’t often find an accountant or finance professional with a sales background, yet all for-profit businesses require some form ...
Many of the tasks that knowledge workers perform can be standardized or automated.
Many companies make the same mistakes over and over again in the hiring process.
The authors of The Innovation Paradox explain how your company can act like a Startup Corporation to achieve breakthrough innovation.
Implementing a wellness plan can make employees healthier and happier while reducing healthcare costs.
Four simple steps will help you identify, measure, and convert the cost of disruptions so you can improve performance.
The partnership of Finance and HR can create greater strategic value by implementing human capital analytics.
Decision makers want more predictive data instead of historical information. Have management accountants been slow to adapt to those needs?
Robert Half’s latest report, “Get Ready for Generation Z,” explores the next generation of job candidates, Generation Z, who are ...
Fraudulent or erroneous healthcare billings significantly impact costs. Having patients approve the invoice before payment may help reduce costs.
Manage the cash conversion cycle so that cash can be directed toward company growth and increasing shareholder value.
Forensic accountants provide an unbiased external perspective to help CFOs and controllers find and fix problems in the company.
History can teach us a lot about the best way to manage project risk.
The latest Global Economic Conditions Survey (GECS) reveals that business confidence has leveled off since the last quarter.
IT governance is an issue that affects all finance professionals, not just those in top management.
Talent supply chain management ensures that your company hires the best candidates with the right skills to fill its needs.
A focus on problem solving, perspective, and trust can help you lead your team and your business to success.
Transform the planning, budgeting, and forecasting practices in your company into powerful tools for better decision making and strategy execution.
Resistance to change is natural. But at FastCap, Lean thinking inspires employees to embrace change and nurture continuous improvement.
Companies face a variety of different risks around the world. Identification and assessment remain critical components to success.
Even in family-owned businesses, proper internal controls are a necessary deterrent to fraud.
IMA® surveyed members in senior financial positions about how the Affordable Care Act will affect their companies.
Organizational change management helps ensure that the human perspective isn’t overlooked when implementing significant changes.
Business success in India is helped by employing a philosophy based on four fundamental management practices.
Your organization’s risk management plans should include nine essential elements that challenge the status quo.
COSO and ISO RM/IC frameworks can help manufacturers succeed.
The London Whale scandal at JPMorgan began as a trade to hedge risk. It ended up costing the company billions.
To become a High-Performance Learning Organization requires the right mix of people, processes, and environment.
Business groups push Congress for clearer guidance on the rules for corporate wellness programs.
Preparation and monitoring mean survival.
Integrating your sustainability and ERM processes provides a framework for a viable long-term strategy.