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March 2014
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The Evolving Role of Business Strategist
An Interview with Patrick Stroh, CMA
Patrick Stroh talks about strategy and his book Business Strategy: Plan, Execute, Win! The idea that strategy is critical to business still has relevancy, but the associations with strategic “exercises and experiences” haven’t fared as well. Stroh suggests that the strat­egy process begin with two stylistic principles: (1) Use storytelling in your presentation, and
(2) distill general concepts down to “ideas that stick.” And increasingly important is the role of the chief strategy officer (CSO), an individual responsible for facilitating strategy who works with a team to create, develop, test, and execute business strategy.


Creating an Effective Whistleblowing Environment
By Jason MacGregor, Michael Robinson, and Martin Stuebs
Companies that want to encourage their employees to identify and report wrongdoing within the organization must create a culture and mind-set that better enables whistleblowing. By understanding what can be done to influence an individual’s decision to blow the whistle, companies can develop an effective system of whistleblowing procedures. There are four pillars that should be put in place to create a successful environment: Hire and develop potential whistleblowers, educate employees, promote the reporting of wrongdoing, and analyze and respond appropriately to all reports.


A Comprehensive Approach to Comprehensive Income
By Jo Lynne Koehn and Sandra Waller Shelton
Over the past few years, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has made several changes to how income statements need to be presented. The most recent comes in the form of three Accounting Standards Updates (ASUs) that might change how your organization analyzes and reports comprehensive income. The aim is increased standardization, but you will still have options.

Columns

PERSPECTIVES
Some Thoughts on Leadership


TOP LINE
IMA's Commitment to the Global Profession


TAXES
Fast Track Settlement for Small Businesses and Self-Employed


ETHICS
Penalties for Fraud Are Insufficient to Deter Wrongdoing


LEADERSHIP
Accelerated Engagement for Finance Professionals


CERTIFICATION
Creating a Valid and Reliable CMA Exam


IMA LIFE
Transition to Professional

Departments

SF BULLETIN
• KPMG Fined for Auditor Independence Violations
• Business Groups Complain about Proposed Liquidity Ratio
• Survey Finds Students Need Work Experience
• Sharing Your IMA Life
• Books: Lessons of Business
• Books: Improving Flow for Greater ROI


EXCEL
Using a Slicer to Zoom In


ACCESS
Master Budget Project: Analysis of Cash Budget Report


TECH PRACTICES
Integrated Reporting and Corporate Disclosure


TOOLS OF THE TRADE
Kobo Aura HD, Leviton USB Charger Devices, GoPro HERO3, Haswell NUC


TECH FORUM
Quantum Computers


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