IMA Signs Memorandum of Understanding with the Institute for Accounting, Auditing and Finance (IKAF) in Kosovo

Giuseppe Barone
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Montvale, N.J., February 6, 2019IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) and the Institute for Accounting, Auditing and Finance (IKAF) in Kosovo have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in an effort to further academic, educational, and professional initiatives for both organizations.

The MoU, signed by IMA President and CEO Jeff Thomson, CMA, CSCA, CAE, establishes IMA’s relationship with IKAF, a professional nonprofit association and independent legal entity in The Balkans region in Europe. As part of the partnership, IKAF will begin offering courses and provide materials for the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exam to its members in the region.
“As a global association, we are continuing to expand our network throughout all of Europe. Our partnership with IKAF will aid us in bringing the CMA, the global benchmark for management accountants and financial professionals, to the Balkans,” said Alain Mulder, Director of European Operations at IMA.

The partnership with advance IMA and IKAF’s mutual objectives in promoting the higher education and professional development of members in the finance and accounting profession. IMA and IKAF will jointly promote IMA membership and resources, including its CMA certification, and IKAF’s programs.

“Partnering with IMA is a great achievement that will help our members better prepare for an international career and challenging future, domestically or abroad in management accounting,” said Bujar Krasniqi, Director of IKAF. “This partnership will contribute to both the future careers of our members and the organizations where they work.”

About IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants)
IMA®, named the 2017 and 2018 Professional Body of the Year by The Accountant/International Accounting Bulletin, 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 100,000 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 IKAF (Institute for Accounting, Auditing and Finance)
IKAF (Kosovo Institute of Accounting, Audit, and Finance) was established in 2005. IKAF is specialized in providing qualifications in the fields of Accounting, Audit, and Finance in Kosovo and Balkans countries such as Albania, Montenegro, and Macedonia. Over the years, IKAF organized numerous trainings and certified thousands of students, enabling them to be employed and obtained leading positions in their companies.