IMA Launches New Southeast Asia Office in Singapore
Stern Strategy Group
Montvale, N.J., June 14, 2016 – IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants), the association of accountants and financial professionals in business, announced today the launch of the organization’s seventh global office, located in Singapore. IMA Southeast Asia will provide local services to IMA members and will support the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) program in the growing region, which also includes Indonesia, Malaysia, The Philippines and Vietnam.
IMA’s CMA is in demand by management accounting professionals and employers around the world. The credential – earned through education, work experience, and testing – assesses an advanced level of accounting and financial management knowledge in 11 practice areas, including financial planning and analysis, decision support, risk management and internal controls. The two-part exam is offered through Prometric testing centers in Singapore and throughout the region.
“Our new Southeast Asia operations come as the result of tremendous growth in this influential business hub and expansion by many multinational corporations,” said Jeff Thomson, CMA, CAE, IMA president and CEO. “The Singapore Accountancy Commission has expressed the need to further the management accounting profession, and IMA’s CMA credential is well-suited to meet this need. We’re happy to be a part of Singapore’s global business community.”
The new Singapore office will be headed by Josh Heniro, Ph.D., IMA Southeast Asia Director of Operations. Heniro will lead IMA’s partnership development efforts with public and private-sector organizations, universities and review course providers. He comes from ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) where he was responsible for developing the education strategy for the region and leading the business relationship team. Heniro previously served as Assistant Director of the Management Development Institute of Singapore and Senior Product Controller at Standard Chartered Bank, Investment Bank, Singapore.
About IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants)
IMA®, the association of accountants and financial professionals in business, is one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession. Globally, IMA supports the profession through research, the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) program, continuing education, networking and advocacy of the highest ethical business practices. IMA has a global network of more than 80,000 members in 140 countries and 300 professional and student chapters. Headquartered in Montvale, N.J., USA, IMA provides localized services through its four global regions: The Americas, Asia/Pacific, Europe, and Middle East/Africa. For more information about IMA, please visit www.imanet.org.