Mission and Benefits
Who We Are
The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA®) is the world’s leading organization dedicated to empowering management accounting and finance professionals to drive business performance. More than 65,000 accountants and financial professionals look to IMA for programs and services to help expand their financial management skills, enhance their organization’s performance, and empower their career potential.
IMA Statement of Mission
To empower accountants and financial professionals to become “trusted business advisors” playing a driving role in their organizations’ business success and advancing their careers.
IMA Members are today’s leaders, managers, and decision makers in management accounting and financial management. As Members, we are dedicated to continued professional development, to achieving the highest levels of professional certification, and to supporting each other in our commitment to professional excellence.
What we offer
With a network of more than 68,000 professionals, IMA provides a dynamic forum for management accounting and financial professionals to develop and advance their careers through its Certified Management Accountant (CMA®) program, cutting-edge professional research and practice development education, networking, and the advocacy of the highest ethical and professional practices.
The Certified Management Accountant (CMA) credential is the advanced professional certification that delivers tangible value. It demonstrates your command of the critical accounting and financial management skills demanded by today’s dynamic businesses, translating into significant career opportunities for you.
The first CMA exam was offered in 1972, and the program is celebrating 40 years as the gold standard certification for accountants and financial professionals in business.
Note: You must be a member to enroll in the CMA program.
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