IMA? (Institute of Management Accountants) invites members to submit entries for the IMA Committee on Ethics and Strategic Finance 2022 Curt Verschoor Ethics Feature of the Year Award. This year?s deadline for entries is September 1, 2021.

The award competition, now in its third year, aims to highlight a work that contributes to a greater understanding of ethics within the business environment for management accounting and finance professionals, whether through new research, insightful analysis of a real-world event or scenario, or practical solutions to the ethical challenges of the day.

The competition is named in memory of Curtis C. Verschoor, a longtime member of the IMA Committee on Ethics, editor of the Strategic Finance Ethics column for 20 years and a significant contributor to the development and revisions of the IMA Statement of Ethical Professional Practice. Verschoor was a passionate, renowned thought leader on ethics in accounting and finance, having earned a Lifetime Achievement Award from Trust Across America?Trust Around the World for his leadership in, and advocacy for, trustworthy business practices.

Entries for the competition must follow the manuscript guidelines for Strategic Finance, including:

  • Length should be approximately 2,500 to 3,000 words.
  • Must be written in English and submitted in completed form for publication.
  • Must not have been previously published and isn?t available to other publishers.

All entries will complete a double-blind review process for initial evaluation, followed by the final selection of the winner by the IMA Committee on Ethics in December 2021. The winning entry will be published in the March 2022 issue of Strategic Finance.

Submissions should be sent to Please use the subject line ?Curt Verschoor Ethics Feature? and include a completed submission form.

Members can read the winner of the 2021 Curt Verschoor Ethics Feature of the Year, ?Why Good People Do Bad Things at Work,? in the March 2021 issue of Strategic Finance. The article, authored by Andrew J. Felo, Ph.D., CMA, CFM, CFE, and Steven A. Solieri, Ph.D., CMA, CPA, CIA, CISA, examines how the tone at the top, ?tune in the middle,? and self-concept maintenance affect ethical decisions.

Questions regarding the competition can be sent to