IMA Releases Book Celebrating Its 100th Anniversary on International Management Accounting Day

Giuseppe Barone
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Taylor Fenske
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Montvale, N.J., May 6, 2019 – In honor of the annual International Management Accounting Day® and in celebration of its centennial year, IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) released a new book today, 100 Years and Counting: A History of the Institute of Management Accountants.

Available online at no charge, the book reflects the history of the profession and IMA, – from early day pioneer practitioners to modern-day trailblazers forging a new path in the age of technology.

Authored by C.S. “Bud” Kulesza, CMA, CFM, 1999-2000 IMA Chair, and John B. Pollara, CMA, 2007-2008 IMA Chair, 100 Years and Counting details the most intriguing people, noteworthy achievements and dramatic occurrences of IMA’s 100 years.

“We chose International Management Accounting Day to release IMA’s century-long history as an opportunity to celebrate its past and look to the future of the organization and profession,” said Pollara.

“In reviewing IMA’s influence on management accounting over the past century, we are utilizing prior successes as well as our shortcomings to strategize the next 100-plus years of the profession,” said Kulesza.

IMA’s 100-year celebration will culminate at the 2019 IMA Annual Conference & Expo (ACE2019) where speakers will explore eight specialty tracks and more than 75 sessions. ACE2019 attendees can earn more than 28 continuing education credits and network with more than 1,000 others with a passion for the profession.

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