IMA? (Institute of Management Accountants) ? named 2017 Professional Body of the Year by The Accountant/International Accounting Bulletin ? and global staffing firm Robert Half recently announced a new business alliance intended to better support the careers of accounting and finance professionals.

The strategic relationship will support management accounting and finance professionals through shared thought leadership and complementary career-enhancing tools to provide access to relevant and crucial information supporting professional growth.

Alliance elements include access to IMA?s proprietary CareerDriver? assessment and development tool for Robert Half candidates. Together, the two organizations will also provide comprehensive salary information resources and drive awareness of the CMA? (Certified Management Accountant) certification.

?A crucial element to furthering the accounting and finance profession is supporting those who are looking to explore future career options and maximize their potential,? said Jeff Thomson, CMA, CAE, IMA president and CEO. ?By working together with Robert Half, we?re able to share valuable tools, information and resources to a larger pool of accounting and finance professionals.?

Added Paul McDonald, senior executive director at Robert Half, ?The accounting and finance fields are evolving, creating a need for greater training and awareness for organizations and professionals alike. With this strategic alliance, businesses and individuals now have greater access to resources and services to help them adapt to a digital age and changes in the profession and prepare for future growth.?

Visit the Salary Information page on IMA?s website for IMA?s global and regional salary surveys and Robert Half?s Salary Center.