Roy Templin, CMA, CPA
Retired Chief Financial Officer
“IMA provided learning, skills, and leadership opportunities that I’ve carried with me throughout my career.”
“IMA has been a resource for me all through my career. I’m really passionate about IMA and the CMA. I’ve been an IMA member since 1987, when I was just starting in business and it was then called the National Association of Accountants. I got to be more and more active in the organization, and eventually became president of the South Central Indiana Chapter.
“When I moved to a new position, and our finance department was trying to figure out how to attract, retain, and develop talent, I naturally turned to IMA for a solution. We wanted to provide our team with a continuous professional-development path. We concluded that the CMA program was the best way to help our people learn and grow professionally.
“The CMA is a great representation of the skills it takes to be successful in management accounting. We wanted our team to have that broad business understanding that you get from the CMA. So we worked with University of Louisville faculty to establish our internal CMA Review program. This program eventually won the James Bulloch Award for its contribution to management accounting education.
“For me, when I think about the value of being involved in IMA, I think one of the main benefits is the leadership experience that you can accumulate early in your career. The chapters, in particular, give you an opportunity to sharpen your leadership skills. You gain a lot of training and experience when you become a chapter officer, especially on how to work as a team.
“IMA is all about leadership, a broad business perspective and, most importantly, a chance to network with and learn from other professionals.”