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Education & Careers

Two More University Accounting Programs Endorsed by IMA

The undergraduate accounting programs at Michigan State University and Brigham Young University received the endorsement of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) as higher education programs that provide management accounting curriculum and skills for students.
A&A

IMA Joins IFAC in Support of the Global Management Accounting Profession

Professional management accounting association IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) has been named a member of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC).
Education & Careers

New IMA Site Addresses Competency Crisis in Accounting

The IMA recently launched a website that is designed to engage accounting and finance professionals, students, employers, and academics in a dialogue about the talent gap within the accounting profession.
A&A

ACCA/IMA Report Reveals Ten Key Skills for Future CFOs

While many of today's CFOs have taken the usual finance stepping-stones toward their executive roles, they believe tomorrow's CFOs will need new experiences and key skills to meet the evolving needs of business, according to a new report.
Education & Careers

IMA Has High Hopes for Higher Education Endorsement Program

After reviewing the undergraduate accounting curriculum of many universities and colleges and finding that management accounting content was dwindling, the IMA launched a new initiative, the Higher Education Endorsement Program.
Education & Careers

Annual Salaries and Total Compensation Increase for IMA Members

For the first time in twenty-four years, the average annual total compensation for members of the IMA has topped $130,000, while average annual salaries for IMA members increased 3.3 percent, from $109,001 in 2011 to $112,625 in 2012.
Education & Careers

ACCA and IMA Announce New Global Initiative Promoting Financial Leadership and Performance

The ACCA and IMA have announced a new strategic initiative for the global finance profession – Financial Leadership and Performance.
Education & Careers

Survey: Accounting and Finance Make List of Toughest Jobs to Fill

For the third year in a row, accounting and finance is among the top ten jobs that are the hardest for employers to fill, according to a recent survey from Milwaukee-based workforce solutions firm ManpowerGroup.
A&A

Political 'Hangover' Holds Back US Business Confidence Despite Financing Boost

Business confidence has grown in the United States, according to new research from ACCA and IMA®. However, businesses are not yet in a position to take advantage of better trading conditions and easier access to financing.
Tax

Taxing Dividends and Capital Gains Income Fairly

The tax rates and policies on income from dividends and long-term capital gains lead to some unintended negative consequences. In trying to help stamp out fraud in financial reporting and add more fairness into the tax system, closer examination of these policies is warranted.
Education & Careers

IMA Opens Registration for Annual Conference and Exposition

The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) has opened registration for its ninety-fourth Annual Conference and Exposition to be held June 22-26 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Education & Careers

IMA/AAA MAS Task Force to Reorient Undergraduate, MBA Accounting Curricula

Two thought leaders in accounting education, IMA® and AAA's Management Accounting Section, are working to bridge the gap between the skills currently provided in accounting education and those required in practice.
A&A

Responsibility Reporting Is Getting More Attention

Surveys highlight increased prevalence and value of sustainability and corporate responsibility reporting for public companies, but lack of standardization and notable failures show that more needs to be done before these reports can be truly reliable.
A&A

ACCA/IMA Survey Finds Business Confidence Falls Again

Confidence in the global economy fell in Q3 2012, according to a worldwide survey of 2,550 finance professionals, with some 67 percent of respondents saying the global economy is stagnating or reversing.
A&A

Proposed Whistleblower Standard Presents Challenges

The IESBA has issued an exposure draft intended to encourage accountants to blow the whistle on unethical companies or individuals; some of the changes may conflict with other ethical responsibilities.
Practice

Ten 'Must-do's' for Accountancy Profession

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants' Accountancy Futures Academy report, "100 Drivers of Change for the Global Accountancy Profession," identifies 100 factors that will create uncertainty for accountants during the next five to ten years.
A&A

IMA Stresses Importance of COSO Exposure Draft

As a cofounder of COSO, IMA has contributed to the latest COSO exposure draft "Internal Control over External Financial Reporting: Compendium of Approaches and Examples" and encourages small businesses to provide input.
Education & Careers

Beta Alpha Psi's Three 2012 Award Winners

Beta Alpha Psi awarded three professionals the Business Information Professional of the Year award, sponsored by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA®), at the Beta Alpha Psi Annual Meeting.
A&A

ACCA and IMA Partnership Announced

The ACCA and the IMA have announced their global strategic partnership. The signing of the agreement took place at IMA's Annual Meeting of Members, during IMA's Annual Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas.
A&A

ACCA/IMA Survey Reveals Global Confidence on the Rise

Confidence in the global economy recovered substantially in early 2012, regaining some of the optimism lost over the last year, according to the Q1 2012 ACCA/IMA Global Economic Conditions Survey, the largest global study of professional accountants.

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