To help members keep connected and exchange ideas and information with each other, IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) has improved and updated its exclusive, members-only online network, formerly known as LinkUp IMA. Now known as “myIMA Network,” this easy-to-use platform offers several new features, all designed to help take some of the work out of networking.

Members can use myIMA Network to:
  • Find a study partner for the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) or CSCA® (Certified in Strategy and Competitive Analysis) exam
  • Enhance your knowledge about current accounting trends, such as blockchain, cryptocurrencies, Big Data analytics, and much more
  • Ask questions. You’ll find everything from “Advice on a study plan?” to specific technical inquiries, such as “How do I record subsidy payments for a vacancy loss?”
  • Learn about upcoming events (local, regional, and global)
  • Locate a mentor or tutor
  • Search for members
Members can also join discussion groups on topics that are of interest to them. Currently, specific communities include:

Ask the Accounting Community
Career Forum
Technology Solutions and Practices
Share Your IMA Story

“We updated the myIMA Network to make it a more user-friendly experience for our members,” said Christine Purelis, IMA social media and product marketing specialist. “We hope that all members will avail themselves of this easily accessible and exclusive member benefit. We’re happy to provide this forum for our members to exchange ideas and get professional advice, as our members around the world are invaluable sources of information and expertise for one another.”

One recent post, for example, had a member searching for help after returning to school, to study accounting, after a long hiatus. She requested assistance; she received numerous responses in just one day. As she posted on the site: “I can't sufficiently express my overwhelming gratitude for the multiple responses I woke up to this morning.”

The new myIMA Network also allows members access to the IMA Speakers Bureau, which provides qualified lecture talent to keynote, moderate, or participate on panels and roundtables at finance and accounting-related events, meetings, and conferences.

Visit myIMA Network to learn more.