IMA® membership connects you to a global network of accountants and financial professionals and provides career enrichment through:
IMA publications deliver timely, actionable information to help members do their jobs more effectively, advance their careers, and make their organizations more successful.
More than 65,000 financial professionals look to IMA for programs and services to help expand their financial management skills, enhance their organization’s performance, and empower their career potential. Build a network, share knowledge, and access career opportunities.
LinkUp IMA, our proprietary online community for accountants and financial professionals, enables members to join groups based on common interests. We also have more than 200 local chapters around the world, including a broad network of student chapters for tomorrow's professionals.
Members benefit from a selection of continuous education opportunities, including dinner events, online webinars and international conferences. The online offering covers a range of current management accounting topics, is accessable at your convenience and is completely free to members.
There are over 2,500 financial managers, controllers, CFOs, accountants, accounting students, and finance students who are members of IMA in Europe. IMA runs chapters in the Netherlands, Switzerland, Russia, Germany, Turkey, Austria, and has chapters in formation in Belgium/Luxembourg and France. Across the world, IMA has over 65,000 members and 200 local chapters, plus offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Learn more about IMA.
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"IMA is a great organization to develop professionally with its CMA program, and, through its membership and events, build a network of fellow professionals to share experiences, perspectives, and facilitate continuous improvement of our profession."
Professional events are the heart of the IMA experience. IMA brings leading financial experts to discuss current management accounting trends and share best practices in their fields of expertise. Face-to-face events are often held at the offices of our corporate partners and offer the chance to meet and network with fellow financial managers from across industries. In addition, convenient online events and webinars - covering many facets of management accounting and finance - are offered throughout the year and easily viewed from the comfort of your office or home.
Here is sampling of some of the recent and upcoming professional events made available to IMA members:
As an IMA member, you'll receive a complimentary subscription to Strategic Finance, an award-winning publication dedicated to covering the latest practices and trends in finance and accounting. In addition to the print magazine, you'll enjoy full access to the online edition and archives of past issues.
Key topics covered:
Getting Lean and Mean at Caterpillar with ABM
By David G. DeFreitas, CPA; John W. Gillett, CPA; Ross L. Fink; and Whitney Cox, CPA
By working with the concept of activity-based management (ABM) and layering on its extensive experience with 6 Sigma and activity-based costing (ABC), heavy-machinery builder and distributor Caterpillar has remained a respected global leader in its industry. Here’s how one of the company’s divisions used a new approach with its time-honored ABC methodology to help pull it through the most recent recession and, more importantly, how the new formula has prepared it for the next downturn.
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What Makes a CFO "the Best"?
By Noah P. Barsky, CMA, CPA, and Anthony H. Catanach Jr., CMA, CPA
As the role of the CFO continues to evolve from a traditional corporate gatekeeper into a strategically focused business partner, the skills needed to fulfill that role also change. An evaluation of the education, experience, performance, and gender of some top CFOs examines the skill set that can help today’s CFOs best address three key dimensions: strategy, process, and performance measurement.
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IMA is open to all financial professionals with an interest in advancing the field of management accounting and their careers. IMA membership is open to individuals at all levels of the profession - from senior executives to recent graduates and students. We offer valuable resources to enhance your career and power your business potential.
Take your financial career to the next level with the CMA® certification. The CMA (Certified Management Accountant) credential is the gold standard of achievement in accounting and financial management.
Visit www.imanet.org/certification for more information.