IMA Resources & Benefits

IMA's comprehensive services and benefits are specifically tailored to the needs of accountants and financial professionals in business. At all levels of the profession—from C-level executives to young professionals to students and academics—we offer valuable resources to enhance your career and power your business potential.


Exclusive to IMA Members

IMA publications deliver timely, actionable information to help members do their jobs more effectively, advance their careers, and make their organizations more successful:

  • Strategic Finance, our award-winning monthly publication, which offers articles and columns on new developments in accounting, finance, and management.
  • Management Accounting Quarterly, a refereed online journal covering critical topics such as cost/management accounting, ERM, statistical process controls, stock option methodology, and new theories in finance and accounting.
  • IMA Educational Case Journal, a quarterly, online journal for academic members that publishes teaching cases in management accounting and related fields, along with research related to case writing or teaching.
  • E-newsletters ranging from the general IMA Online News to specialized publications on technology, careers, CMA certification, and students’ interests.

Research & Information

Exclusive to IMA Members
IMA’s commitment to research in the profession gives members access to data, best practices, and techniques to stay ahead of the curve. Sponsored research studies provide in-depth analysis of industry trends, and our periodic Statements on Management Accounting (SMAs) deliver authoritative findings on accounting and financial management issues. Use our online resources to search for essential information, or let the Research and Information Manager at our McLeod Library help with searches, copies of articles, or a targeted reading list.

CMA Certification

 One of the most widely recognized benefits available to IMA Members is access to the CMA program this rigorous, highly respected credential recognizes and rewards your expertise in the critical discisplines of financial planning, analysis, internal control and decision support. Click here to know more.

Professional Development & Continuing Education

Discounted or Free for IMA Members
IMA offers a broad portfolio of professional development programs to enhance your effectiveness on the job, satisfy CPE requirements, and advance your career. More than 300 NASBA-approved courses cover topics from general finance and accounting standards to strategic management, offering valuable knowledge for every stage of your career. Members also have exclusive—and free—access to IMA webinars, each of which qualifies for one hour of NASBA-approved CPE credit. Conference programs and e-newsletters round out the IMA learning experience.

Peer Networking

IMA helps you connect with your peers and build a network of professional relationships by providing you exclusive member  access to LinkUp IMA, our  online professional network – in addition to our  local chapters .

Conferences & Events

Discounted for IMA Members
IMA’s Annual Conference & Exposition, Global Conference, and Student Leadership Conference enable members to stay current with developments in the profession and to join with colleagues, industry experts, and academics in a dynamic learning and networking environment. Conference programs include prominent speakers, CPE-qualified educational sessions, workshops, and valuable networking opportunities.

myIMA Network

A specialized section on myIMA Network, open to CMAs and IMA members. 

IMA’s array of physical and virtual communities connect members of the profession around the world—to share ideas, promote best practices, and build professional relationships. myIMA Network, our proprietary online community for accountants and financial professionals, enables members to join groups based on common interests. We also have more than 300 local chapters around the world, including a broad network of student chapters for tomorrow's professionals. 

Exclusive Offers

IMA Members can benefit from Special Offers and Discounts from leading brands such as Berlitz, Starwood Hotels, Manchester Business School, and Bayt for a range of business and professional services. 

To become a member click here.