PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With more than 70,000 members worldwide and over 2,500 members in Europe, the IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) is one of the highest regarded management accounting associations in the world. With the opening of a new chapter in France the company further strengthens its position in the European market. The opening will be celebrated with an event on November 13 in Paris and will feature Jeffrey C. Thomson, President and CEO of IMA, as guest speaker. The French Chapter will be the ninth IMA Chapter in Europe, following Kazakhstan, Russia, Amsterdam, Benelux, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, and Turkey.
Mr. Thomson, a recognized thought leader in strategy and performance management, will talk about his recent thought paper on how COSO (Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission) Frameworks can help improve Organizational Performance and Governance. The COSO frameworks Internal Control – Integrated Framework (2013) and Enterprise Risk Management – Integrated Framework (2004) offer a concept for helping organizations ensure effective controls and proficient risk management. The new thought paper he co-authored provides a holistic approach to relating these frameworks to governance, strategy setting and management processes. To register for the event, click https://frenchchapter.eventbrite.com
Coinciding with the new chapter in France, IMA also announces the launch of a new course provider: With Top Finance as one of the leaders in Financial Training and Professional Certification in France, IMA can offer the French market a live/in person course provider for preparing for the CMA-exams. The CMA is IMA’s globally recognized advanced-level credential for accountants and financial professionals in business with more than 14,000 CMA candidates in 2014 worldwide. To find out more and to register for the CMA course in Paris starting in December, please visit http://www.top-finance.net/cma/?CMA-Program-EN.
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 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. For more information about IMA, please visit www.imanet.org.