How to Join and Why Become a Member

What is IMA?

The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA®) is the world’s leading organization dedicated to management accounting and finance professionals. IMA members are today’s finance and accounting leaders, managers, and decision makers who are dedicated to professional excellence. As an IMA member, you are now part of an organization dedicated to improving the quality, and ensuring the future, of your profession. With a network of more than 60,000 professionals, IMA provides you with a dynamic forum to develop and advance your career.

Benefits of IMA

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 about 60,000 members through the six e-Groups, learn what is changing in your industry through one of the 13 IMA Sectors 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 Credential — 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 a mark of excellence in the field of management accounting and finance.

How to Join

To join IMA simply download our membership form. Or visit for further information, and to join on-line.

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