For the sixth consecutive year, Jeff Thomson, CMA, CAE, president and CEO of IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants), and Curtis Verschoor, CMA, CPA, chair emeritus of IMA’s Committee on Ethics, have been named as 2017 Top Thought Leaders in Trust, an award issued by Trust Across America-Trust Around the World (TAA-TAW).

Shortly after assuming his role as president and CEO of IMA in 2008, Thomson introduced IMA’s Global Core Values, which have solidified the association’s reputation as a trustworthy and valuable business partner. In his role as chair emeritus of IMA’s Committee on Ethics, Verschoor has contributed his expertise on ethics, trust and sustainability to the development of IMA’s Statement of Ethical Professional Practice, which serves as a guideline for appropriate business conduct for IMA members.

“IMA prides itself on having qualified and dedicated leaders at the helm of this organization. For the sixth year in a row, Trust Across America identified the hard work of these two integral players that drive IMA’s success,” said Marc Palker, CMA, RTRP, Chair of the IMA Global Board of Directors. “This recognition is a reflection of all of the hard work our staff and members put into maintaining and growing our integrity.”

Annual Report Released

IMA’s 2016 Annual Report emphasizes how trust and deeply rooted values have played in the organization’s success this fiscal year. Through its commitment to ethics, innovation, and integrity, the organization now serves more than 80,000 global members and 16,000 student members. Additionally, IMA’s CMA® (Certified Management Accountant), the leading global management accounting certification, reached a major milestone this year. “In fiscal 2016, we minted the 50,000th CMA,” Thomson writes in the letter from the CEO. “That’s 50,000 management accountants who have embraced the credential’s rigor, relevance, integrity, and trust.”

The report also highlights other major achievements of the organization, including the opening of its newest office in Singapore, a 9 percent growth in new CMAs, a 21% growth in new CMA candidates, and the allocation of more the $30,000 in academic scholarships.

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