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About IMA®


Empowering accountants and financial professionals to drive business performance.

IMA is the worldwide association of accountants and financial professionals working in business. We are committed to helping you–and our more than 80,000 members–to expand your professional skills, better manage your organization, and enhance your career.

Strengthen your skills

Power your career through our highly respected CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) credential and best-in-class professional development programs.

Connect with your peers

Grow your professional network through the LinkUp IMA community, conferences, and local chapter.

Inform your strategic viewpoint

Expand your knowledge with thought-leading publications and research on industry trends and developments.

Expand your career potential

Market yourself with a portfolio of customizable professional development services to enhance your knowledge, professional leadership skills, and future opportunities.


IMA Annual Report

IMA and the Industry
  • Serving the profession since 1919
  • There are an estimated 1.1 million accountants and financial professionals working in the U.S., of which nearly 75% work inside organizations.
  • Employment of accountants is expected to grow by 16% between 2010 and 2020. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • IMA represents more than 80,000 members who work in public and private corporations, academia, and not-for-profit institutions.
  • IMA has over 300 professional and student chapters worldwide.
  • Today, there are more than 20,000 active CMAs (Certified Management Accountants).
  • Globally, CMAs earn 61% more in median base salary and total compensation than their non-CMA peers.*

    *Source:, March 2016