Management accountants partner in planning and decision making, create performance management systems, and provide expertise in financial reporting and control. The IMA Management Accounting Competency Framework is offered as guidance for career development and talent management within the profession.
IMA developed the Framework in tandem with the 30th anniversary of the Bedford Report, a landmark study from the American Accounting Association (AAA) on the gap between what accountants do and what educators teach. With our commitment to research and innovation, IMA is leading the effort to bridge the skills gap.
IMA Management Accounting Competency Framework
Planning & Reporting
The competencies required to envision the future, measure performance, and report financial results.
The competencies required to guide decisions, manage risk, and establish an ethical environment.
The competencies required to manage technology and information systems to enable effective operations.
The competencies required to contribute as a cross-functional business partner to transform company-wide operations.
The competencies required to collaborate with others and inspire teams to achieve organizational goals.