IMA Receives ASAE 2017 Power of A Honors for its CareerDriver Online SelfAssessment Tool

Marc Gerrone
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Montvale, N.J., August 3, 2017 – IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants), one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession, has earned a 2017 ASAE (American Society of Association Executives) “Power of A” Sliver Award for its CareerDriver®  self-assessment  tool. ASAE honored IMA in “The Power to Create a Competitive Workforce” category.

Available as a benefit to IMA members, CareerDriver helps members evaluate their skillsets, create a personalized development plan and explore possible career paths in management accounting. Based on IMA’s Management Accounting Competency Framework, CareerDriver compares skillsets against 28 technical and leadership competencies, and matches them with the knowledge, skills and abilities of 40 common management accounting job titles. Members can identify competency gaps and leverage IMA’s educational programs as part of their professional development. To date, more than 3,500 IMA members have logged on, completing more than 1,600 career assessments and creating more than 1,300 personal development plans.

“Congratulations to IMA and its partners for their efforts to enrich and strengthen lives,” said Sharon J. Swan, FASAE, CAE, chief executive officer of the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics and chair of the “Power of A” judging Committee. “Their initiative exemplifies how we work best when we work together and how associations have a positive influence on our everyday lives in every way.”

“IMA is driven to continually deliver cutting-edge resources to its members to benefit their career development,” said Debbie Warner, CAE, CPLP, IMA vice president of education and career services. “Recognition by ASAE is an honor, and affirms that IMA is enhancing careers, organizations, and the public interest.”

ASAE’s “Power of A” (association) awards, the industry’s highest honor, recognizes the association community’s valuable contributions on the local, national and global levels. The “Power of A” Awards reward the outstanding accomplishments of associations and industry professionals who work tirelessly to strengthen lives, the workforce, our systems and structures, the economy and the world.

About ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership 
ASAE is a membership organization of more than 35,000 association executives and industry partners representing 7,400 organizations. Its members manage leading trade associations, individual membership societies and voluntary organizations across the United States and in nearly 50 countries around the world. With support of the ASAE Foundation, a separate nonprofit entity, ASAE is the premier source of learning, knowledge and future-oriented research for the association and nonprofit profession, and provides resources, education, ideas and advocacy to enhance the power and performance of the association and nonprofit community. For more information about ASAE, visit

About IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants)
IMA®, the association of accountants and financial professionals in business, is one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession. Globally, IMA supports the profession through research, the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) program, continuing education, networking and advocacy of the highest ethical business practices. IMA has a global network of more than 85,000 members in 140 countries and 300 professional and student chapters. Headquartered in Montvale, N.J., USA, IMA provides localized services through its four global regions: The Americas, Asia/Pacific, Europe and Middle East/India. For more information about IMA, please visit