IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) offers a variety of resources to help CMAs succeed and thrive in the digital age. Check out these latest offerings from IMA, most of which are available free of charge to members.

Resources include:

Research Papers and SMAs:
Management Accounting Competencies - Fit for Purpose in a Digital Age: This report explains how in order to become value creators, management accountants need to: enhance their skills in data analytics; know how to leverage the technology that will free them from repetitive, time-intensive manual tasks; develop their strategic management/thinking skills; and focus on innovation and change management.

Also available:
The CFO’s Guide to Technology Roadmapping
Building a Team to Capitalize on the Promise of Big Data
Cybersecurity Fighting Crimes Enfant Terrible
Process Automation in Accounting and Finance

*Coming in late January 2019: “The Data Analytics Implementation Journey in Business and Finance”

Articles from Strategic Finance magazine and the IECJ® (IMA Educational Case Journal):
Preparing to Compete in the Digital Age
Developing Data Fluency
How to Master Digital Age Competencies
Maintaining Relevance in the Digital Age
Huskie Motor Corporation: Visualizing the Present and Predicting the Future

Technology Trends Accountants, Controllers, and CFOs Need to Know
Building a “Data” Company via Data Modeling and Analytics
Data Science in Accounting: Foundational Skills in Modern Analytics

Online Courses (for purchase, with member-only pricing):
IMA Excel: Data Analytics-Leveraging Excel: Presented by renowned Excel expert Bill Jelen (“Mr. Excel”), this intermediate-level course provides detailed lessons on performing complex data analytics using Excel. Offers 3.5 NASBA CPE credits.

Management Accounting in a Digital Age: This package of seven courses covers pertinent topics for navigating the digital age. Areas covered include blockchain, enterprise performance management, big data and the Internet of Things, automation, data governance, risk management, and password management. Offers 11 NASBA CPE credits.

*Coming Soon: IMA Excel: Prescriptive Analytics

Explainable AI: Is It Even Possible? 
Does Excel Feel Pain When Data Is Analyzed in the Cloud?  
Quarterbacks Get Paid the Most, But Sometimes the Kicker Is Your Most Valuable Player: A Lesson for Implementing a Data Analytics Function  

“IMA is committed to providing our members with the resources they need to remain relevant amid changes in the profession. CMAs, in their role as trusted business advisors and leaders, are especially encouraged to make sure they keep up to date with the latest in digital and technological trends. These resources, all available through IMA and easily accessible on the website, can provide great insights to help CMAs navigate the digital future and remain prepared,” said Raef Lawson, Ph.D., CMA, CSCA, CPA, CFA, IMA vice president of research and policy and professor-in-residence.

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