IMA and ANEFAC Announce New Strategic Partnership

Marc Gerrone
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Taylor Fenske
Stern Strategy Group
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Partnership strengthens efforts to advance the management accounting profession and CMA certification in Brazil


Montvale, N.J. and Sao Paulo, Brazil, August 23, 2017 –  IMA®  (Institute of Management Accountants) and the National Association of Executives in Finance, Administration and Accounting (ANEFAC) today announced a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support the international advancement of the management accounting profession through IMA membership and promotion of the Certified Management Accountant® (CMA) certification among finance and accounting professionals in Brazil.

The MoU, signed by IMA President and CEO Jeff Thomson, CMA, CAE, and ANEFAC President Edmir Carvalho, expands their current relationship and outlines the basis for ongoing cooperation, collaboration and alignment between the two organizations. Partnership elements will include discounted IMA memberships and CMA Scholarships for ANEFAC members and students, presentations by local “CMA Ambassadors,” and IMA sponsorship of ANEFAC’s Annual Transparency Awards.

The organizations will encourage their members to attend and present at one another’s annual conferences: IMA’s Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE) and ANEFAC’s Annual Congresso. They will also hold one joint event per year, beginning in the fall of 2017.

“IMA has a strong interest in deepening its relationships and memberships internationally, and by formalizing our long-standing partnership with ANEFAC, we are taking an important step toward that goal here in Brazil,” said Thomson. “We look forward to a fruitful partnership that will support the growth of management accounting and build important skills among professionals throughout the region.”

Commenting on the MoU, Carvalho added, “The renewal of this long-term partnership with IMA is of great importance to ANEFAC. In addition to strengthening the relationship between the two institutions, which are leaders in managerial accounting in their respective countries, this partnership provides our members with the opportunity to connect to a network of more than 85,000 professionals worldwide. It is our intention to focus on continuing to grow the relationship with IMA.”


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 85,000 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/India. For more information about IMA, please visit


About ANEFAC (The National Association of Executives in Finance, Administration and Accounting)

ANEFAC is the National Association of Executives of Finance, Administration and Accounting in Brazil, and provides a space for executives that is characterized by a plurality of opinions, studies and economic information services that shape society, as well as important awards and surveys. ANEFAC has several areas that undertake studies and analyses and disclose information. It promotes the updating of its executive associates and encourages debate on important issues for the development of companies and the country as a whole through the holding of events, seminars, courses, dinners, breakfasts and specialized meetings covering a wide range of subjects, including controllership, IT, taxes, international norms, evaluations, economics, processes and risk, among others.

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