CMA® Certification:

The CMA®(Certified Management Accountant) credential is introduced, ensuring that accountants and financial professionals have mastered the most in-demand, on-the-job skills. CMAs earn the credential through work experience, a rigorous two-part exam, and continuing education. 


First International Chapter:

In 1943, IMA chartered its first international chapter in Cuba as acknowledgement of management accounting’s globalized skill set. Currently, more than 300 IMA chapters connect members and offer services at the local level, including professional education programs and leadership, mentoring, community service, and authorship opportunities


Creation of IMA:

Originally the National Association of Cost Accountants (NACA), IMA was created in Buffalo, New York, to empower accountants and financial professionals with the skills they need to drive business performance.