IMA Governing Boards
IMA seeks volunteers to deliver our mission and long-term vision. We accept self-nominations for our Governing Board positions year-round. Appointments are made each January for the Global Board of Directors, and each spring for the ICMA® (Institute of Certified Management Accountants) Board of Regents and Chapter and Council Boards. Please review the details below to understand the requirements and responsibilities before applying for a Governing Board position. Service terms run July 1 through June 30 for a one- to three-year commitment.
Global Board Director
The responsibility for IMA’s governance rests with the Global Board of Directors under a set of bylaws and policies. Members of IMA’s Global Board of Directors have oversight of our strategic direction and monitor our association’s financial health and committee activities. These leaders serve as organization ambassadors and have an active role in advocating for our members and advancing the management accounting profession.
All global directors also serve on one of five Global Board committees as part of their Board service. Click on each committee to learn more. When you complete your application, you will be asked to select your interest of committee service in order of preference.
- Governance Committee
- Volunteer Leadership Committee
- Strategic Planning Committee
- Performance Oversight and Audit Committee
- Global Markets Committee
IMA has Regional Advisory Committees in China, Europe, India, and the Middle East. Applicants that reside in these regions will also have an opportunity to apply to serve as chair for one of these Regional Advisory Committee positions. Click on the committee link below to learn more.
To apply, you will need to submit a current resume or bio, a recommendation from your employer or another IMA member, and a cover letter (expressing your interest) addressed to the Nominating Committee.
Deadline: Application period closed. Please check back in the summer.
Chair-Elect, Chair, and Chair-Emeritus
Each January, IMA’s Nominating Committee reviews applications for our most senior volunteer position. This is a position for one senior volunteer who serves for three consecutive years.
To be considered for the Chair-Elect position, candidates must have served at least one term on IMA’s Global Board of Directors and be able to travel in the U.S. and globally to represent the organization. For this position, all travel expenses are reimbursed by IMA. The time commitment for this position is between 250 and 300 hours per year.
To apply, you will need to submit a current resume or bio, a recommendation from your employer or another IMA member, and a cover letter (expressing your interest) addressed to the Nominating Committee
ICMA Board of Regents
The ICMA Board of Regents oversees the CMA exam program, including the overall certification strategy, the program’s policies and procedures, content specifications, development of exam material, and overall program administration. The time commitment for this position is approximately up to 40 hours per year.
Deadline: Application period closed. Please check back next spring.
Chapter and Council Boards
Chapter and Council boards are responsible for the management and successful operation of local communities. Responsibilities include planning, coordinating, communicating, and conducting chapter activities to provide high-level service to local members.
The composition of chapter and council boards should include a minimum, but not limited to, the following positions: a president, secretary, treasurer, vice president of engagement, webmaster, and small task forces. All board members must be IMA members in good standing.
Obligations include duty of care, loyalty, and obedience to be successful and in compliance with IMA’s policies.
If you are interested in serving on a Chapter or Council Board in your area, please click on the Apply Now button below to submit your application.
Deadline: May 3, 2024