ZÜRICH, Switzerland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IMA Europe and the International Business Communications Standards Association (IBCS) are pleased to announce that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), encompassing various areas of collaboration to benefit members of both organizations.
Under the agreement, IMA will offer members of the IBCS Association concessions on IMA membership and discounted enrollment fees for the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) program. In return, IMA members will be offered the opportunity to attend IBCS® seminars at a reduced price. Additionally, they can get CPE Credits when attending a seminar. The two organizations will also regularly inform their members of joint projects, campaigns or research findings via various communication platforms.
Jürgen Faisst, Managing Director of the IBCS Association, is convinced that both sides will benefit from the cooperation: "By collaborating with IMA, we can publicize the IBCS® Standards for the conceptual and visual design of reports and presentations to a wider audience of experts. At the same time, the IBCS® community is interested in training opportunities that IMA are able to offer with the CMA credential. So it's a win-win situation.
Nina Michels-Kim, Director of European Operations at IMA Europe, agreed with this statement and added: "Our interest in promoting the importance of management accounting will definitely be supported through the MOU. The partnership will also offer our members the opportunity to broaden their knowledge thanks to the reduced IBCS® seminar fees for IMA members."
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 75,000 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.
About the IBCS Association
The International Business Communication Standards (IBCS®) are practical rules for the conceptual and visual design of reports and presentations, in particular regarding a consistent visual language. The IBCS Association is a non-profit organization that supports the promulgation, maintenance, and further development of the International Business Communication Standards.