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August 2013
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Redefining Corporate Accountability through Integrated Reporting
By Cristiano Busco, Mark L. Frigo, Paolo Quattrone, and Angelo Riccaboni
The International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) released a Consultation Draft (CD) of its Integrated Reporting framework. The framework provides guidance for creating an integrated report, which communicates the values that a company embraces as well as the value it creates. That fundamental concept can redefine the scope of contemporary corporate reporting.


Bill Knese: Committed to the Profession and the Community
By Lori Colaccio Parks
Bill Knese, IMA® Chair for 2013-2014, continues his long service to IMA by serving as the head volunteer leader. With a varied educational background that includes an undergraduate degree in English and an MBA, Bill began his career at Coopers & Lybrand as a public accountant before moving on to his management accounting roles in various companies as internal auditor, corporate controller, and CFO.


Do You Solve Managerial Problems in a Straightforward, Linear Manner, or Do You Break the Mold?
By Stephen A. Butler
In a profession where the math is guided by established formulas, lateral thinking might not be the first route taken to solve a problem. It’s an unconventional type of thinking, yet it’s a latent power we all have. And when a more conventional approach fails to yield a solution, lateral thinking often can. Understanding who in your organization is adept at lateral thinking or can develop the skill will reap rewards.


2014 Student Case Competition
Starfire’s Dilemma: Capacity at What Cost?

By Thomas L. Albright, CPA; Paul E. Juras, CMA, CPA; and Russ Elrod
A long-time client of Starfire Trucking Company has approached the company with a proposal to add delivery routes, but Starfire management is concerned about the available capacity to service the new routes, potential risks, and the profitability associated with the request. Students must analyze the situation and submit a recommendation to management.

Columns

PERSPECTIVES
The Benefits of Service


TAXES
Medicare


ETHICS
Ethical Behavior Differs Among Generations


FINANCIAL REPORTING
Reinforcing Enforceability


LEADERSHIP
Of Confidence and Humility


CAREERS
Navigating the New Skills Pathway in Accounting and Finance


SMALL BUSINESS
Diet GAAP and a New Framework


ADVOCACY
Advocating for Members and the Profession


IMA LIFE
Globetrotting with IMA

Departments

SF BULLETIN
• New SEC Money Market Funds Proposal Will Affect Private Sector
• Exemption to Derivatives Margin Requirement Passes House
• IMA’s Annual Conference & Exposition Illuminates New Orleans
• Books: The Temperament of a Leader


EXCEL
Office Mobile for the iPhone and iPad


ACCESS
Master Budget Project: The Challenge of Nulls


XBRL
XBRL and Big Data


TOOLS OF THE TRADE
Garmin Head-Up Display, Modo: Modular Desktop Organizer, Pico Projector, Amped High-Power Router


TECH FORUM
Beauty and the U-boats—Wi-Fi’s Beginning


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