Magazine article Strategic Finance

Thank You for Your Help and Hospitality

Magazine article Strategic Finance

Thank You for Your Help and Hospitality

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This is my last Perspectives column as Chair of IMA. Next month, Bill Brower will start his Perspectives columns. Time flies when you're having fun. It has been a year of advancement for IMA. New research, professional education courses, and webinars are delivering value to IMA members. We held our first global conference in Dubai last month. We have launched some overdue actions in an effort to see that our councils and chapters begin to rejuvenate because they are a key to IMA success and growth. We have implemented our new governance structure for the Board of Directors and have approved significant changes in our committee structure. We have new logos and brand messaging to carry us forward and get the word out about IMA. A first-time, three-year strategic plan was adopted and is now well on its way to being implemented. Our staff in Montvale is committed to and involved in the fulfillment of the Board of Directors' goals and strategic direction.

Although we have done a great number of good things, there are still many others that need to be accomplished. To me, the most important of these is to enhance the image of our organization and profession (management accounting) among corporations and universities. We need to be recognized by all stakeholders as the global leader in management accounting thought and practice. Upon leaving their colleges and universities, students need to look beyond the public accounting firms. They need to know that there are corporate employers with jobs they can perform at pay rates that match the public accounting sector. …

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