IMA DE&I Research Series
IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) research on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) in the accounting profession detects a diversity gap, assesses the current state of the profession, and presents a path to the future.
Diversifying Global Accounting Talent: Regional Studies
IMA’s Diversifying Accounting Talent series presents an assessment of the current state of DE&I in the accounting profession through key survey findings, oral histories of study participants, and an in-depth, discrete look at specific demographic focus areas. The reports also examine the role of ethics in the profession’s DE&I progress and suggest solutions to drive change as gleaned from the research studies.
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Diversifying Global Accounting Talent: Actionable Solutions for Progress
This report, Diversifying Global Accounting Talent: Actionable Solutions for Progress, details the results of a fifth, capstone study focused on solutions for progress and representing one of the largest collective DE&I initiatives in the history of the global accounting profession.
Recommended solutions are presented in the form of an inventory of actionable practices which includes nearly 80 practices that can be implemented today to enact DE&I progress across the profession. These practices are mapped to the relevant United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and include accompanying indicators and metrics to measure progress toward desired outcomes.
This report’s co-sponsors, research partner, and fellow DE&I Advocates, issue a call-to-action to the global accounting profession to partner for collective action toward DE&I progress:
"Together with our research partner and DE&I advocates, we urge the profession to commit to take action and work together to enable and implement DE&I practices toward progress. We call on the profession’s leaders to join us in a commitment to drive change and ensure the long-term sustainability of a vibrant, diverse, inclusive, and equitable accounting and finance profession. We’re united in what we’re asking for and prepared to achieve it. Are you?"
Excerpt from report Foreword signed by:
Jeff Thomson, CMA, CSCA, CAE
President and CEO
Denise Froemming, CPA, CAE
President and CEO
California Society of CPAs
Kevin Dancey, CPA
International Federation of Accountants (IFAC)