IMA serves as a strong voice on critical issues of interest to our members and the profession around the world. We strive to ensure that developments in legislation, regulation, or financial accounting practices are consistent with the demands faced by our members in managing their organizations effectively.
Advocacy at IMA consists of active efforts to work with standard-setting bodies and other organizations on matters that affect the profession. We have several technical advocacy committees that represent your voice on key issues affecting our profession globally, including financial reporting standards, small business issues, and private company disclosures, to name just a few. Thanks to these volunteer-led committees, IMA has grown in respect and influence with global bodies that provide regulations, standards, and/or guidance, such as the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO), the Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF), the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), and the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC).