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About IMA  

Management accountants are vital to the financial health of organizations. They make critical decisions, safeguard a company’s integrity, and plan for business sustainability. They might be CFOs and controllers, budget analysts and treasurers, or one of many other game changers on internal teams. Most of all, as the majority of the accounting and financial workforce, they help drive an organization’s strategy and value amid an unpredictable market.

Management accountants belong at IMA.

IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) is the worldwide association of accountants and financial professionals in business. Founded in 1919, we are one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession.  We are committed to empowering our 100,000+ members—and those throughout the rest of the profession—to strengthen on-the-job skills, better manage companies, and accelerate careers.  We invite our members to discover the myriad possibilities within the profession and build an actionable future in management accounting.

Our Global Reach

140 countries, and more than 300 professional and student chapters

Our Unique Approach

The only organization to offer the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant), our high-ROI credential, that’s always earned through a multi-part exam

Our Vision

To be the leading resource for developing, certifying, connecting, and supporting the world’s best accountants and financial professionals in business. To achieve this, we endeavor to:

  • Provide best-in-class certification—the CMA—for critical internal financial management responsibilities, including planning, budgeting, business reporting, decision analysis, and risk management
  • Support members’ career development through access to an active professional community, continuing education, valuable information, and resources
  • Support members and their organizations in driving business performance by promoting the highest ethical standards for internal financial management practices

Building successful careers and organizations requires the ability to rise above shifting business landscapes. At IMA, we are pleased to support the journey.


IMA Annual Report 2017

Read how IMA has made a difference in the past year.

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