Management accountants are vital to the financial health of organizations. They make critical decisions, safeguard a company’s integrity, and plan for business sustainability. They might be CFOs and controllers, budget analysts and treasurers, or one of many other game changers on internal teams. Most of all, as the majority of the accounting and financial workforce, they help drive an organization’s strategy and value amid an unpredictable market.
Management accountants belong at IMA.
IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) is the worldwide association of accountants and financial professionals in business. Founded in 1919, we are one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession. We are committed to empowering our 125,000+ members—and those throughout the rest of the profession—to strengthen on-the-job skills, better manage companies, and accelerate careers. We invite our members to discover the myriad possibilities within the profession and build an actionable future in management accounting.
Our global reach
150 countries, and more than 300 professional and student chapters.
Our unique approach
The only organization to offer the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant), our high-ROI credential, that’s always earned through a multi-part exam.
To be the leading resource for developing, certifying, connecting, and supporting the world’s best accountants and financial professionals in the business. To achieve this, we endeavor to:
Provide best-in-class certification—the CMA—for critical internal financial management responsibilities, including planning, budgeting, business reporting, decision analysis, and risk management.
Support members’ career development through access to an active professional community, continuing education, valuable information, and resources.
Support members and their organizations in driving business performance by promoting the highest ethical standards for internal financial management practices.
Building successful careers and organizations require the ability to rise above shifting business landscapes. At IMA, we are pleased to support the journey.
IMA’s mission is to provide a forum for research, practice development, education, knowledge sharing, and advocacy of the highest ethical and best business practices in management accounting and finance.
We do this by:
- Offering our prestigious credential—the CMA®—with a proven return on investment
- Building a professional network that provides career resources and contacts to last a lifetime
- Creating CPE-eligible education programs that improve industry knowledge and leadership potential
- Giving voice to the profession with insightful and timely journals and newsletters
- Serving as a thought leader in cutting-edge research and industry best practices
- Advocating for the profession in a challenging regulatory environment
IMA Statement of Ethical Professional Practice
IMA upholds the high ethical standards in the business. All members are required to abide by IMA’s Statement of Ethical Professional Practice. Visit IMA’s Ethics Center to learn more.
Our Diversity and Inclusion Commitment
Fundamental to our core values, IMA is committed to creating and nurturing a diverse and inclusive member community, accounting and finance profession, organizational workplace, and partner network and to fostering mutual respect between individuals.
IMA embraces a culture of open-mindedness and encourages multiple perspectives to enhance our collaborative solutions, drive innovation, and create and deliver value in all that we do.
IMA annual report 2019
Read how IMA has made a difference in the past year.