The organization was founded in Buffalo, New York, in 1919 as the National Association of Cost Accountants (NACA) to promote knowledge and professionalism among cost accountants and foster a wider understanding of the role of cost accounting in management. Our name was later changed to the National Association of Accountants (NAA). In 1991, the organization name was again changed to the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), signifying our broader role as the association for accountants and financial professionals working inside organizations, and now we are known by the shorthand—IMA. See IMA Global website 

 IMA Dubai Chapter

The official IMA chapter for the members of Dubai and Northern Emirates members in the United Arab Emirates, since 2007. IMA Dubai Chapter has about 2000 members, and the chapter regularly hosts beneficial events and also issues newsletter quarterly with select content about the chapter news and events. Navigate our website! and feel free to email the chapter's president: president@imadubaichapter.org

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IMA - Vision Statement

The world's leading association for management accounting and finance professionals.

IMA - Statement of Mission

To provide a dynamic forum for management accounting and finance professionals to develop and advance their careers through certification, research and practice development, education, networking, and the advocacy of the highest ethical and professional practices.

What do we mean by 

“Management Accounting” ?

Management accounting is the internal business building role of accounting and finance professionals who work inside organizations. These professionals are involved in designing and evaluating business processes, budgeting and forecasting, implementing and monitoring internal controls, and analyzing, synthesizing, and aggregating information—to help drive economic value.

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