ACCA, IMA team up
ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) recently announced their global strategic partnership. The signing of the agreement took place at IMA's Annual Meeting of Members, during IMA's Annual Conference & Exposition, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The partnership was formalised by Mark Gold FCCA, ACCA's senior council member and former global president and Brian McGuire, PhD, CMA, CPA, IMA Chair.
"This partnership complements our respective strengths," said Dr. McGuire. "Our plans include research collaborations, CFO roundtables, joint chapter events, and the exploration of opportunities to increase awareness and adoption of our respective certifications.
"ACCA is one of the world's most respected and influential accounting associations, with nearly 590,000 members and candidates in 170 countries, working through 83 offices and centers. ACCA's mission and history is very similar to IMA's – one of inclusivity, community, and service to the global profession. There are clear synergies between both organisations and I am delighted to be making this announcement today," continued McGuire.