IMA Accounting Honor Society

Celebrate your academic excellence.

The IMA Accounting Honor Society (IAHS) recognizes and honors academic achievement in the study of accounting and provides an opportunity for students to differentiate themselves as they begin their career journey. IAHS membership is available to all students who meet the eligibility criteria.

IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants), 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. IMA has a global network of more than 100,000 members. Learn more about our student programs here.  

Are you eligible to join IAHS now? To join, you must:

  • Attend an accredited college or university in the U.S.
  • Have taken a minimum of three accounting courses (this can include the principles courses)
  • Be in your junior year or later in an undergraduate program or enrolled in a graduate or Ph.D. program
  • Be a declared Accounting, Finance, or IT major
  • Have an overall and accounting GPA of 3.0
  • Provide your transcript as proof of eligibility
  • Pay a one-time fee of $50 for lifetime membership

Core Values


IAHS members are expected to act with respect and dignity, valuing individual and cultural differences. Open communication, growth, and learning are encouraged regardless of position or level.


Integrity and trust are the cornerstones of the accounting profession. IAHS members agree to ensure they make decisions objectively, take responsibility for their actions, maintain confidentiality as appropriate, and act in an ethical manner.


IAHS members are encouraged to continue their academic and professional excellence. Contributing to the success and growth of the accounting field gives members a sense of accomplishment and pride.


Innovation and continuous improvement ensure relevancy, vitality, and growth for IAHS members. By supporting new ideas and development, members are viewed as leaders and help advance the profession.

Advisory Board

Rosemary Amato

Rosemary Amato, CMA, CPA, CISA, Director, Global Clients & Industries, Global Client Intelligence (GCI), Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited

Rosemary Amato is the program director for Global Client Intelligence (GCI) for Deloitte. She leads a virtual team focused on collecting data from Deloitte’s 47 member firms, storing the data, and delivering this information using next-generation visualization capabilities to those who require it to serve clients with distinction. Prior to joining Deloitte, she held various positions in accounting, IT, and operations, from small privately held businesses to large international companies.

Amber Arnhold

Amber Arnhold, CMA, Senior Finance Director, Honeywell

Amber Arnhold has more than 18 years of global experience in the high technology industry spanning audit, controllership, and financial planning & analysis. In her current role, she partners with Senior Aerospace Business Leaders to integrate macro trends and internal systems to develop product strategies driving growth. Amber earned her B.S. degree in marketing from Northern Arizona University and her MBA from Arizona State University. An IMA member since 2005, she has previously served on the IMA Committee on Ethics and the IMA Global Board of Directors.

Dennis R. Beresford
University of Georgia

Dennis R. Beresford, CMA, CFM, CPA, Executive in Residence, J.M. Tull School of Accounting, Terry College of Business, University of Georgia

Dennis R. Beresford has served as executive in residence at the J. M. Tull School of Accounting, Terry College of Business, University of Georgia since 2013. Prior to this role, he was the Ernst & Young Executive Professor of Accounting at the university. From January 1987 through June 1997 he was chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). Previously he was National Director of Accounting Standards for Ernst & Young. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California. Denny is a member of the board of directors of the National Association of Corporate Directors and Golden Retriever Rescue of Atlanta, as well as a member of IMA’s Financial Reporting Committee. He has received numerous awards for his highly distinguished career and service to the profession.  

David B. Burritt
U.S. Steel

David B. Burritt, CMA, CPA, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, U.S. Steel

David B. Burritt joined U.S. Steel in September 2013 to serve as executive vice president and CFO with responsibility for all aspects of the company’s strategic and financial matters. In January 2015, David added executive leadership of U.S. Steel’s North American Flat-Rolled commercial entities and corporate support services. Prior to joining U.S. Steel, David served as CFO of Caterpillar Inc. and retired in 2010. During his more than 32 years with Caterpillar, he helped lead several important transformations and employee development initiatives, including his role as business measurements manager to support Caterpillar’s reorganization into accountable business units, his role as corporate champion for the company-wide Six Sigma deployment, and his leadership role that helped Caterpillar effectively navigate the financial crisis and related recovery. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Bradley University and received an MBA from the University of Illinois in Champaign. 

Loutfi Echhade
Financial Advisor for Arab Builders

Loutfi Echhade, CMA, CPA, CIA, CISA, CFE, Partner, Ernst & Young

Loutfi Echhade’s career in public accounting and advisory services spans over 35 years. Currently, he serves as the leader of the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) Family Business Sector at Ernst & Young in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, where he works with multinational and major regional family business groups. Prior to that, Loutfi managed major projects pertaining to assurance, due diligence investigations, mergers, business valuations, and restructurings. He currently serves on IMA’s Global Board of Directors, Planning and Development Committee, and Governance Committee. He also has been elected a member of IMA’s Advisory Committee to the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC).

Sue Hohenleitner
Johnson & Johnson

Sue Hohenleitner, CMA, CPA, Vice President - Finance, Customer & Logistics Services (CLS) and Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems Inc.

Sue Hohenleitner was recently appointed vice president, finance of Customer & Logistics Services (CLS) and Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems Inc. (JJHCS). She oversees all aspects of financial operations for CLS and JJHCS as well as the Customer Credit Management and Compliance areas. She has been with the J&J family of companies in Finance since 1997 and has had roles of increasing responsibilities supporting operations, international consumer pharmaceuticals, business development, marketing, and financial accounting in the Pharmaceutical and Consumer sectors. Sue has a passion for organizational health and has been actively involved as the chair of the Finance Women’s Leadership Initiative, FLDP program champion, formal and informal mentoring, recruiting for Finance and overall J&J, training and development initiatives in Finance, and J&J Finance Value Creation Core Team member. She is a past IMA Global Board Member where she provided oversight and strategy planning for the organization. Sue received her MBA from Villanova University and a B.S. degree in accounting from La Salle University, where she is currently on its Alumni Board.  

Loreal R. Jiles

Loreal R. Jiles, NGL Accounting and BPEC Reporting Manager, BP – North American Gas and Power

Loreal Jiles is the NGL Accounting and BPEC Reporting Manager in BP’s North America Gas and Power (NAGP) trading business. Prior to this role, Loreal served on the Finance Business Change Team and as a financial analyst on the NGL Accounting & Reporting Team of NAGP.  Her background at BP also includes roles as a joint venture and revenue auditor within BP’s Exploration and Production (E&P) segment and as a financial analyst in a Technological Center of Expertise for BP E&P projects. Loreal holds a B.S. degree in accounting from Southern University, and an MBA from Tulane University.

J. Stephen McNally
Campbell Soup Company

J. Stephen McNally, CMA, CPA, Finance Director/Controller, Campbell Soup Company

J. Stephen McNally serves as the finance director/controller for Campbell Soup Company’s Napoleon Operations, including Campbell’s premier Soup, Sauce, and Beverage manufacturing facilities and distribution center in Northwest Ohio as well as a network of 60+ third-party warehouses, co-packers, and re-packers throughout the United States. Steve also has oversight of Campbell’s Flavor Operations based in Milwaukee, Wis. He is a member of IMA’s Global Board of Directors and is an IMA Leadership Academy faculty member. Steve also represented IMA on the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) Advisory Council charged with updating COSO’s original internal control framework, resulting in the new edition released May 2013.  

Benjamin Mulling
TENTE Casters, Inc.

Benjamin Mulling, CMA, CPA, CITP, Chief Financial Officer, TENTE Casters, Inc.

Ben Mulling is the CFO of TENTE Casters, Inc., a multinational manufacturer of mobility solutions to the institutional and medical markets. He assumed this position at age 28. Prior to this position, he was the company’s controller. Ben has a long history of leadership with IMA, beginning with his service on IMA's inaugural Young Professionals Committee in 2008. He will serve as IMA Global Chair for the 2015-2016 fiscal year term. In addition, he supports the profession as an adjunct instructor of management accounting at Indiana Wesleyan University and Xavier University, and he helped establish an onsite CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) review course at Xavier University. Ben received his undergraduate degree in accounting from Northern Kentucky University and an MBA from Liberty University.

Jun pu

Jun Pu, Ph.D., CMA, CFM, Associate Professor, University of International Business and Economics

Jun Pu is an associate professor at the business school of the University of International Business and Economics. He is also a council member of the branch of the financial management at the Accounting Society of China. Jun’s research areas include international business, financial management and control, and performance evaluation. He has published more than 30 papers in top academic journals. Jun has extensive contacts within the business world and has worked with many well-known Fortune 500 and China-based companies.

Roy W. Templin
Whirlpool Corporation (Retired)

Roy W. Templin, CMA, CPA, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Whirlpool Corporation (Retired) 

Roy Templin currently serves as chairman of the Board of Directors of Con-way, Inc. He recently retired as executive vice president and CFO of Whirlpool Corporation, a position he had held since September 2004. Roy was also a member of Whirlpool Corporation’s Executive Committee. Prior to joining Whirlpool, he held various positions in accounting for several large international companies. Roy holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Indiana University. He also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Goldman Sachs Mutual Funds.  

Ginger White
Cummins, Inc.

Ginger White, CMA, Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Cummins, Inc.

Ginger White serves as a Six Sigma Master Black Belt at Cummins, Inc., where she supports the company’s Off-Highway Engineering team and the Recreational Commercial Marine team. She also supports the Cummins Leadership Team with a Global Collaboration Initiative involving all business units, area business offices, and functions. She earned her MBA and M.S. degree in strategic finance from Indiana University Southeast. Ginger is very active in IMA, holding various chapter, council, and global roles. She is the current chair of the Member Relations Board Committee and will chair the Performance Oversight and Audit Committee during the 2015-2016 fiscal year.