MONTVALE, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) today announced the opening of two international offices in Shanghai and Cairo. The locations are the latest to join IMA’s growing list of global branches, which includes Zurich, Dubai and Beijing.
The new offices reflect IMA’s increasing international influence and highlight the important role managerial accountants play in the global economy. According to IMA’s Annual Report, two-thirds of all candidates currently pursuing the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) accounting credential are from the Asia/Pacific and Middle East/Africa regions. In addition, the CMA is the only accounting certification endorsed and supported by China’s State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs training unit.
“The results of IMA’s International Salary Survey, released in March, showed that CMA holders in China and Egypt earn more than their non-certified peers,” said Jeff Thomson, CMA, CAE, president and CEO of IMA. “With our satellite offices, IMA is better poised to deliver local services, IMA resources and CMA support to our members and professionals in these growing economic centers.”
In November 2013, IMA was named a member of The International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), reflecting the vital role IMA and managerial accounting play in the global accounting profession. Currently, IMA is one of only two U.S.-based members of IFAC. To learn more about IMA’s mission, visit: http://www.imanet.org/about_ima/our_mission.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 120 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.