Benefits of IMA Membership

Today's global economy and trade demand full command of global regulations and accounting strategies. That's why IMA's global membership continues to expand - IMA is the leading organization for management accounting and finance professionals worldwide. Here are the benefits and programs you can tap into whenever you need once you join IMA!

Communities — Exclusive to IMA Members Only

IMA has a flexible array of physical and virtual communities that meet your needs. When you are looking for face-to-face networking and professional development, turn to IMA's more than 200 Chapters around the world. IMA also sponsors a broad network of Student Chapters to engage with tomorrow's professionals. Whether you want to network with IMA's 125,000+ members through e-Groups and virtual communities, learn what is changing in your industry, or combine virtual community with the value-added features of IMA's three Member Interest Groups (MIGs), IMA offers you flexible, 24/7 access to the global management accounting and finance community.

Professional Credentials — Exclusive to IMA Members Only

When you want to stand out from the crowd, IMA's Certified Management Accountant (CMA®) credential gives you the competitive advantage you need. Testing the broad range of knowledge professionals must possess, the CMA credential represents marks of excellence in the field of management accounting.

Professional Development

Is lifelong learning more meaningful to you than checking a box on a form after you complete a course? Then IMA has exciting solutions for your ongoing commitment to professional excellence - online learning courses, a virtual learning community, and special technical events. And don't forget the IMA Annual Conference - where practitioners, corporate leaders, academicians, and thought leaders join together in a live learning and networking environment.


Strategic Finance, IMA's flagship and award-winning publication, provides the latest information to help financial professionals perform their jobs more effectively, advance their careers, grow personally and professionally, and make their organizations more profitable. Management Accounting Quarterly is a refereed online journal presenting in-depth coverage of the topics you need to know: cost/management accounting techniques, ERM, statistical process controls, target costing, theory of constraints, techniques to improve accounting and finance education, new theories in finance and accounting, and more.

Online Library

Let IMA's cybrarian brainstorm your research requirements and facilitate a search through the McLeod Library at the IMA Headquarters and through IMA's Internet resources, including the ProQuest Accounting Database.

Special Discounts — Exclusive to IMA Members Only

From professional development offerings to personal/leisure options, IMA members have exclusive access to discount programs, products and services providing value-added features for their membership.

Leading-Edge Research

IMA's long-standing commitment to research practices in the field results in knowledge, tools and techniques that practitioners can immediately apply within their organizations. Arm yourself with information of strategic importance to your professional practice!

IMA Online News - Exclusive to IMA Members Only

IMA members receive the IMA Online News, an e-Newsletter exclusive to IMA members. Distributed to members twice a month via e-mail, IMA Online News acts as a timely central news resource for management accountants.

Ethics Center

Today's world requires individuals who use ethically sound practices in their work. For everything that you need to execute business practices consistent with the highest ethical standards, turn to the IMA Ethics Center for tools, resources and advice.

Career Management Resources

In partnership with Robert Half International, IMA is your one-stop shop for managing your career. With tips on building powerful resumes, useful information about interviewing and expansive job listings, everything you need is accessible to you 24/7 in one place - IMA!