CMA Canada Research Foundation

The CMA Canada Research Foundation (the Foundation) is an independent organization that generates leading-edge research for CMAs, other strategic management professionals, the business community and prospective members in educational institutions.

CMA Canada research supports the CMA Competency Map. All CMA Management Accounting Guidelines (MAG®s) and Management Accounting Practices (MAP®s) cover key aspects of the CMA Competency Map. The vision of the Foundation is to be recognized as the world leader in advancing the field of strategic management accounting™.

The purpose of the Foundation is to:

  • Expand the conceptual boundaries of management accounting by encompassing new developments and practices that may influence the professional accountant in business.

  • Develop relevant knowledge management materials that will either create or add value for CMAs and other business professionals.

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Providing Value-Added Knowledge Management Materials and Services

CMA Canada generates research products and services that provide practical tools for building the competencies of business professionals and for enhancing the success of organizations.

Management Accounting Guidelines (MAGs)

MAGs are publications that advocate appropriate practices for specific management accounting situations. Each publication addresses current financial management challenges and provides practical implementation guidance for the practitioner. Sample MAG categories include: Strategic Management; Risk Management and Governance; Performance Management; Performance Measurement; and Financial Reporting.

Management Accounting Practices (MAPs)

MAPs are short documents that are more narrowly focused in coverage. They focus on the tools and techniques needed to develop and evaluate internal decisions within individual organizations. Sample MAP categories include: Risk Management; Performance Management; and Performance Measurement.

Additional Information

Questions about the CMA Canada Research Foundation, its products or services, should be directed to Suzanne Maunder at 1-800-263-7622 ext. 3127.

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