You are recently appointed as the senior management accountant for a large organisation. In your first meeting with the CEO you suggest that you should be included in the strategic leadership team (SLT). The CEO is surprised by this suggestion as the previous incumbent had been happy to submit monthly financial reports to the SLT rather than being a member of the team. He asks you to prepare a report making a case for your inclusion in the SLT.
Prepare the report for the CEO identifying the contribution that you could make as a management accountant to the activities of the SLT.