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New IMA advertising campaign: The CMA - You've got to earn it!

posted Oct 28, 2016, 7:40 AM by Germany ima   [ updated Oct 28, 2016, 7:54 AM ]

The IMA just launched a new advertising campaign for the Certified Management Accountant: 

IMA und IBCS beschliessen Zusammenarbeit

posted Feb 15, 2016, 3:33 PM by Germany ima   [ updated Feb 15, 2016, 3:34 PM ]

ZÜRICH, Schweiz--(Dec 10, 2015)--IMA Europe und IBCS Association freuen sich, die Unterzeichnung eines Kooperationsabkommens bekanntgeben zu dürfen. Das “Memorandum of Understanding“ (MOU) umfasst unterschiedliche Bereiche der Zusammenarbeit. So werden Mitglieder beider Organisationen künftig von reduzierten Konditionen profitieren: IMA bietet den Mitgliedern der IBCS Association beispielsweise eine vergünstigte IMA-Mitgliedschaft oder einen Rabatt auf die Kosten für den Eintritt in das CMA® (Certified Management Accountant)-Programm an. Im Gegenzug erhalten Mitglieder von IMA die Möglichkeit, zu reduzierten Preisen an IBCS®-Seminaren teilzunehmen. Zudem werden beide Organisationen ihre Mitglieder mit Hilfe verschiedener Kommunikationsplattformen regelmässig über gemeinsame Projekte, Kampagnen oder Forschungsergebnisse informieren.

Jürgen Faisst, Managing Director der IBCS Association, ist überzeugt, dass beide Seiten von der Kooperation profitieren werden: “Durch die Zusammenarbeit mit IMA können wir die IBCS® Standards für die Gestaltung von Berichten und Präsentationen bei einem weiteren Fachpublikum bekannt machen. Gleichzeitig ist die IBCS® Community interessiert an den Weiterbildungsmöglichkeiten, die IMA beispielsweise mit dem CMA-Zertifikat bietet. Eine Win-Win-Situation also.” Dem pflichtet Nina Michels-Kim, Director Operations bei IMA Europe bei, und fügt hinzu: “Mit Hilfe des MOUs wird unser Interesse, für Management Accounting zu werben, auf alle Fälle gefördert. Ferner bietet sich unseren Mitgliedern durch die Partnerschaft die Gelegenheit, ihr Wissen dank den für IMA-Mitglieder reduzierten IBCS®-Seminargebühren zu erweitern.“

Über das IMA (Institute of Management Accountants)

Das IMA®, einer der grössten und angesehensten Verbände von Experten für Unternehmensfinanzen und internes Rechnungswesen, widmet sich der Entwicklung der Management Accounting Profession. Auf globaler Ebene unterstützt das IMA den Berufsstand durch Forschung, das CMA® (Certified Management Accountant)-Programm, Weiterbildungsprogramme, Networking und Förderung höchster ethischer Geschäftspraktiken. Das IMA verfügt über ein globales Netzwerk von über 75’000 Mitgliedern in 140 Ländern und 300 professionellen und studentischen Initiativen. Der Verband hat seinen Hauptsitz in Montvale, New Jersey (USA) und bietet lokalisierte Dienste in vier Regionen der Welt: Nord- und Südamerika, Asien/Pazifik, Europa und Naher Osten/Afrika.

Über die IBCS Association

Die International Business Communication Standards (IBCS®) sind praktische Regeln für die Gestaltung von Berichten und Präsentationen, insbesondere unter dem Aspekt einer einheitlichen visuellen Sprache. Die IBCS Association fördert als gemeinnütziger Verein die Verbreitung, Pflege und Weiterentwicklung der International Business Communication Standards.

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Contacts

IMA Europe
Philipp Strahm
0041 43 535 12 37
pstrahm@imanet.org

EBS Business School Named First European School Approved by IMA’s Higher Education Endorsement Program

posted Oct 2, 2014, 3:38 AM by Germany ima

Montvale, N.J., USA, September 29, 2014 – Following more than a dozen American colleges and universities, Germany’s EBS Business School has been recognized through IMA®’s (Institute of Management Accountants) Higher Education Endorsement Program as the first European school to achieve this distinction.

The Higher Education Endorsement Program recognizes undergraduate and graduate accounting programs that meet the educational standards that enable students to pursue the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) credential.

“Properly trained accountants are vital to the success of businesses and economies around the world. We’re pleased that EBS is supporting management accounting education and preparing its students for this important career path,” said Raef Lawson, Ph.D., CFA, CMA, CPA, IMA vice president of research and policy and professor-in-residence.

Following a thorough review process, IMA endorsed the EBS B. Sc. program in Cost Accounting, and Performance Management and Measurement, as well as the M. Sc. Advanced Management and Enterprise Risk Management programs. 

“Recognition by IMA as Europe’s first endorsed school is a great achievement and a testimony to the emphasis we at EBS place on both academic rigor and practical relevance,” said Niels Dechow, professor and chair of Management Accounting and Control. “The IMA endorsement is a clear testimony to the quality of the curriculum offered by the leading department at EBS for Finance, Accounting, Control & Taxation (FACT). FACT is very proud of this accomplishment.”

Higher education programs seeking endorsement by IMA must substantially cover the content of the CMA exam in their curriculum, have adequate faculty resources, be accredited by a recognized accreditation organization, and have a faculty member designated as an IMA Campus Advocate. The Campus Advocate program helps professors demonstrate their commitment to the future of the accounting profession by mentoring students and encouraging CMA certification.


“IMA encourages faculty around the world to promote the management accounting profession by joining the IMA Campus Advocate program and by encouraging their schools to seek IMA endorsement,” said Lawson.

IMA’s Higher Education Endorsement Program offers two tiers of recognition: full endorsement, for those university programs that meet all endorsement criteria; and provisional endorsement, for programs with some minor to moderate shortcomings in meeting all the criteria for full endorsement.

For more information and application forms for IMA’s Endorsement Program, visit: www.imanet.org/educator_resources/index.aspx.

About IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants)
IMA®, the association of accountants and financial professionals in business, is one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession. Globally, IMA supports the profession through research, the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) program, continuing education, networking and advocacy of the highest ethical business practices. IMA has a global network of more than 70,000 members in 140 countries and 300 professional and student chapters. Headquartered in Montvale, N.J., USA, IMA provides localized services through its four global regions: The Americas, Asia/Pacific, Europe, and Middle East/Africa. For more information about IMA, please visit www.imanet.org.

 

About EBS (European Business School)

A pioneer among German business schools, EBS Business School has been educating future business leaders with a global perspective since 1971. It is one of the most highly regarded faculties for business and management studies in Germany. Seventy senior, assistant, adjunct and honorary professors from around the world teach in four departments. EBS Business School has a strong network of 270 partner universities worldwide as well as 200 corporate partners. All courses in the Bachelor's, Master's and MBA programmes are taught entirely in English. In 2012, EBS Business School was awarded the prestigious EQUIS hallmark of quality. For more information about EBS, please visit www.ebs.edu.

 


CONTACT:

Niels Dechow
EBS European Business School
+49 611 7102 1222+49 611 7102 1222
niels.dechow@ebs.edu


Nina Michels-Kim
IMA Europe
+41 43 535 12 37+41 43 535 12 37
nmichelskim@imanet.org

Kooperation zwischen IMA und der Controller Academy im Rahmen der CMA-Ausbildung

posted Dec 5, 2012, 6:34 AM by Germany ima   [ updated Dec 5, 2012, 6:37 AM ]

Wir freuen uns, Ihnen mitteilen zu können, dass IMA mit der Controller Academy eine Kooperation in Bezug auf die Vorbereitung zur CMA-Prüfung eingegangen ist. Die Controller Academy bietet deshalb nun neu ein "Tutorial" an, welches auf die CMA Prüfungen vorbereitet.

Ein 2-Tages-Tutorial findet am 29. - 30. April 2013 in Feldafing im Hotel Residence statt.

Die Dozierenden werden David Fairchild, CPA, CMA, und Dipl. Ing. Dietmar Pascher sein.

Weitere Informationen finden Sie auf der Controller Academy Website hier oder können dem Flyer entnommen werden.

CFOs Face More Regulation and Risk Management: ACCA and IMA Report Outlines Future Roles of the CFO

posted Dec 22, 2009, 11:04 AM by Germany ima   [ updated Nov 23, 2012, 12:51 AM ]

CFOs Face More Regulation and Risk Management: ACCA and IMA Report Outlines Future Roles of the CFO

NEW YORK & MONTVALE, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to a new report published by ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and IMA® (the Institute of Management Accountants), CFOs will face many challenges in the future, including global economic uncertainty and volatility, fluctuating energy prices, and turbulent currency markets, along with a shift in economic power.

“This comprehensive, global study highlights the challenges faced by today’s CFOs. The results of this study will help shape our joint research agenda as we provide thought leadership for finance and accounting professionals.”

“The Changing Role of the CFO” presents the future landscape for the CFO, and it is available online at http://www.imanet.org/PDFs/changingrole.pdf

The report identifies emerging priorities that will impact the future role of the CFO and cites nine future key issues that will shape the finance function’s top job, including regulation, globalization, technology, risk management, transforming finance, stakeholder engagement, strategy, integrated reporting, and talent. Highlights include:

  • Stakeholder Management: Tomorrow’s CFOs will increasingly need to excel at dealing with the media and brokering external relationships that matter for the face of the business. In many senses they will be the face of the corporate brand
  • Reporting: The increased importance of corporate social responsibility will present additional challenges for the CFO moving forward

Jamie Lyon, Head of Corporate Sector at ACCA, says, “We see more pressure on the CFO role than ever before. Apart from the sheer breadth of the role now, it really is a question of having enough time in the day to prioritize and deal with all the issues that need to be dealt with. Businesses are asking a lot from their top finance leaders right now, and we don’t see this getting any easier, particularly with the current level of volatility and business uncertainty. It places the finance function and finance leaders under great pressure and scrutiny, but it also continues to provide great opportunities for finance to influence the organization. The CFO role of the future will be unique, requiring a special blend of capabilities and skills.”

Raef Lawson, Ph.D., CMA®, CPA, vice president of research at IMA, added: “This comprehensive, global study highlights the challenges faced by today’s CFOs. The results of this study will help shape our joint research agenda as we provide thought leadership for finance and accounting professionals.”

This report reflects the perceptions of CFOs and finance leaders who participated in an ongoing engagement program through ACCA’s Accountants for Business Global Forum, in which IMA also takes part. Findings are based on discussions with CFOs at roundtable events held in Shanghai, New York, Moscow, and Zurich in late 2012.

IMA Launches FP&A Solutions Center in Partnership with IBM

posted Dec 22, 2009, 11:03 AM by Germany ima   [ updated Nov 23, 2012, 1:05 AM ]

Financial Planning & Analysis competencies are critically important and professionals with these skills are in demand. This resource center will deliver thought leadership and education to help you improve your skills and stay informed.

Resources in the FP&A Solution Center include:

Library of Resources. Access articles, white papers, and webinars.

Discussion Forum. Discuss topics with peers.

Listing of Events. Be in the know with in-person, live, local, and online events.

Expert Blog. Follow the latest trends from subject matter experts.

Timely Videos. Stay informed.

Visit the website and take advantage of this benefit today: linkup.imanet.org/FinancialPlanningandAnalysis

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