What is the IMA?

The IMA is the leading professional organization devoted exclusively to management accounting and financial management. As set forth in its mission and vision statements, its goals are to help members develop both personally and professionally, by means of education, certification, and association with other business professionals.

The IMA is a non-profit organization, founded in 1919 and led by its members. It has become the leading voice of accounting, financial, and information management executives. The IMA is an invaluable source of professional development for IMA members and their companies.

As a respected leader within the global financial community, the IMA influences the concepts and ethical practices in management accounting and financial management. Its ethical standards provide guidance to practitioners for maintaining the highest levels of ethical conduct.

IMA Statement of Mission

To provide a forum for research, practice development, education, knowledge sharing, and the advocacy of the highest ethical and best business practices in management accounting and finance.

Joining the IMA

We invite you to review the benefits of IMA Membership, and to learn more about the IMA. When you’re ready, fill out the membership application to join. It’s a step to greater professional fulfillment and advancement.

IMA Benefits

The IMA provides members with extensive opportunities to build their professional knowledge and advance their careers.

A few of those opportunities include:

A complete list of IMA Benefits can be found here: IMA Resources and Benefits

IMA Publications

Strategic Finance
Strategic Finance Magazine, the flagship publication of the IMA, is a monthly publication covering the world of finance and accounting with clear, concise and thought-provoking articles. It also offers guidance to help financial professionals advance their careers. The Strategic Finance Magazine is included in the annual IMA membership dues.

Additional IMA publications can be found here: IMA Resources and Publications