Benefits of IMA

Professional Development

Discounted or Free for IMA Members
IMA offers a broad portfolio of professional development programs to enhance your effectiveness on the job, satisfy CPE requirements, and advance your career. More than 300 NASBA-approved courses cover topics from general finance and accounting standards to strategic management, offering valuable knowledge for every stage of your career. Members also have exclusive—and free—access to IMA webinars, each of which qualifies for one hour of NASBA-approved CPE credit. Conference programs and e-newsletters round out the IMA learning experience.

Networks & Communities

Exclusive to IMA Members
IMA's array of physical and virtual communities connect members of the profession around the world—to share ideas, promote best practices, and build professional relationships. LinkUp IMA, our proprietary online community for accountants and financial professionals, enables members to join groups based on common interests. We also have more than 200 local chapters around the world, including a broad network of student chapters for tomorrow's professionals.


Exclusive to IMA Members

IMA publications deliver timely, actionable information to help members do their jobs more effectively, advance their careers, and make their organizations more successful:

  • Strategic Finance, our award-winning monthly publication, which offers articles and columns on new developments in accounting, finance, and management.
  • Management Accounting Quarterly, a refereed online journal covering critical topics such as cost/management accounting, ERM, statistical process controls, stock option methodology, and new theories in finance and accounting.
  • IMA Educational Case Journal, a quarterly, online journal for academic members that publishes teaching cases in management accounting and related fields, along with research related to case writing or teaching.
  • E-newsletters ranging from the general IMA Online News to specialized publications on technology, careers, CMA certification, and students' interests.

Conferences & Events

Discounted for IMA Members
IMA's Annual Conference & Exposition, Global Conference, and Student Leadership Conference enable members to stay current with developments in the profession and to join with colleagues, industry experts, and academics in a dynamic learning and networking environment. Conference programs include prominent speakers, CPE-qualified educational sessions, workshops, and valuable networking opportunities.

Career Services

The IMA Career Center, is a great resource for those seeking accounting and finance positions in the U.S. and internationally and for employers looking for qualified candidates.

Research & Information

Exclusive to IMA Members
IMA's commitment to research in the profession gives members access to data, best practices, and techniques to stay ahead of the curve. Sponsored research studies provide in-depth analysis of industry trends, and our periodic Statements on Management Accounting (SMAs) deliver authoritative findings on accounting and financial management issues.

Use our online resources to search for essential information, or let the Research and Information Manager at our McLeod Library help with searches, copies of articles, or a targeted reading list.

Ethics Center & Helpline

IMA is committed to upholding rigorous standards of integrity for the profession. We offer resources to help accountants and financial professionals within organizations conduct business practices in a manner consistent with the highest ethical standards, including an ethics helpline service available for free to all financial professionals needing confidential guidance on ethical issues.

Special Offers

Exclusive to IMA Members
IMA provides access for members to exclusive offers from some of the world's leading brands, including special discounts on essential business and professional services (If you are already an IMA member please log in to view all of the discounts):

  • Executive Recruitment
  • Shipping
  • Office Supplies
  • Personal Insurance
  • Automobile Insurance
  • Technical Training
  • Retail Discounts
  • Rental Cars
  • Credit Card Reward Programs
  • Identity Theft Protection
  • Employee Recognition



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