Institute of Management Accountants
Founded in Buffalo, N.Y. in 1919, the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) is the worldwide assn. of accountants and financial professional working in business. Whilst representing more than 70,000 professional members, IMA is committed to promote knowledge and professionalism among cost accountants and foster a wider understanding of the role of cost accounting in management. In this regard, IMA’s mission is to provide a forum for research, practice development, education, knowledge sharing and the advocacy of the highest ethical and best business practices in management accounting and finance. IMA achieves its main goal through: » Offering a rigorous, highly respected credential – the CMA – that recognized and rewards expertise » Building a peer network of professional relationships to share industry experience, access career opportunities, and make business contacts to last a lifetime » Providing extensive education programs to advance professional knowledge, increase leadership potential and satisfy CPE requirements » Giving a voice to the profession with insightful and timely journals and newsletters » Promoting leading-edge research and industry best practices » Advocating for the profession in a challenging regulatory environment.