Jeffrey C. Thomson
President and CEO
Jeffrey C. Thomson CMA, CAE, is president and CEO of IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants). Since assuming this position in 2008, Mr. Thomson led the development of a strategy resulting in IMA becoming one of the fastest growing accounting associations in the world, with nearly 30% growth in its CMA (Certified Management Accountant) program and more than 300 student and professional chapters. Currently, IMA has more than 70,000 members in 140 countries.
An author of numerous trade articles, Mr. Thomson has conducted research and spoken globally on a variety of topics, including financial leadership, enterprise risk management, internal controls, IFRS, business performance management, strategic costing methods, lean accounting, strategic planning, and competitive analysis. He has delivered testimony on Sarbanes-Oxley internal controls legislation to the U.S. Congress, and served on the COSO Board of Directors from 2007 to 2012.
Mr. Thomson holds an M.S. degree in Statistics from Montclair State University, received a certificate in Finance and Accounting from the Wharton School, and completed the Columbia University Senior Executive Leadership Program. In 2008, he participated in the MIT Sloan School of Management Certificate Program in Innovation. He is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and a Certified Association Executive (CAE).
Mr. Thomson was honored by Accounting Today by being included in the publication’s annual “Top 100 Most Influential People List” in 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2014. He was also named by Trust Across America as one of the “Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior” for the past four years in a row. The Accountant/International Accounting Bulletin recognized Mr. Thomson in its Global Accountancy Power 50 list of leading influencers.