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Welcome to the IMA Detroit Chapter



Who We Are:

IMA Detroit is a group of volunteers dedicated to the support of the 80% of Accountants that do not want to pursue a public accounting career.  We promote the CMA (Certified Management Accountant) credential as the gold standard of achievement in accounting and financial management.  Holders of a CMA can earn nearly $25,000 higher total compensation per year than their non-certified peers.

We encourage Accounting/Financial Professionals and Students to achieve the CMA credential. The CMA indicates the holder is a dedicated career professional, ready to partner at the top of every organization, to help management make sound plans and decisions.

President's Message


Hello Dear IMA Friends:


Tom MieleThe Detroit Chapter of the IMA begins the planning process for the year several months in advance. This is how our board plans to:


  • Pick topics to help our members affordably meet CPE requirements bridged along with networking opportunities,

  • Reach out to the companies and individual financial professionals who missed the announcement that the CMA certification and networking are important career steps and

  • Help educate area college students of the benefits of obtaining the CMA credential.


Please consider joining us at our next chapter meeting!


We seek financial professionals who want to expand their leadership skills and networking visibility. The only requirement for joining the planning process is that you must be willing to step up and be involved.


The commitment of serving on the board is light, but it is of consequence. Our Chapter board members dedicate themselves to be a success professionally, personally and as a chapter volunteer. We count on each other to make the chapter goals mean something in the lives of other professionals and students alike. We have fun and would love to help you enjoy the same joys and success our careers have afforded us. So come join us! And yes, dinner and beverage are a part of these meetings.


A lot of members want to simply pass on ideas of topics or speakers that might be of interest for the coming year. That is also great! If you have an idea that seems to be relevant, please submit your ideas to our Chapter Administrator, Karinda Cummins at


At the very least, we look forward to your support, by your attendance at our regular Chapter meetings during the next year.



Tom Miele, CMA

Chapter President


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*Special events can be in differing locations and/or on different days. Always check the schedules carefully.


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Cleary University's CMA exam preparation courses can provide you with the support you need to become a CMA.  The Cleary CMA courses have been helping accounting and finance professionals earn the CMA since 2004.  Courses are delivered in both a traditional classroom environment (at Cleary's Ann Arbor campus) or in a "live online" format (no need to travel!).

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Contact Us

Please direct any questions and comments to:

Chapter Administrator, Karinda Cummins at , or to

Past President, Chuck Phillips, CMA, at


Strategic Partners


Strategic PartnersThe Detroit IMA is always looking for strategic partners who provide goods and services relevant to our professional membership. If you are interested in promoting your company's services to IMA Members here in the Metro Detroit marketplace, please email: Tom Miele or Chuck Phillips.

[Visit our Strategic Partners page.]




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