IMA® and ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) announced this week their global strategic partnership. The signing of the agreement took place at IMA’s Annual Meeting of Members, held on Sunday, June 24, during IMA’s Annual Conference & Exposition, in Las Vegas.
(Photo left):On Sunday, June 24 at IMA's Annual Meeting of Members held during IMA's Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Brian McGuire, Ph.D., CMA, CPA, IMA Chair (right); and Mark Gold, FCCA, ACCA’s senior council member and former global president (left), sign the agreement for a global strategic partnership.
The partnership was formalized by Mark Gold, FCCA, ACCA’s senior council member and former global president and Brian McGuire, Ph.D., 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.
Helen Brand, chief executive, ACCA, said: “Both IMA, which is headquartered in the U.S., and ACCA have a long history of seeking innovations in finance and accounting, recognizing that a strong global profession needs to innovate to be relevant in a fast-changing world. We have already delivered several tangible products and services to global practitioners, especially in the research and thought leadership areas.”
Mr. Gold added: “Partnerships are essential to ACCA as they help to deliver benefits for our members and our students and to develop a strong global profession which brings value to business. By working together, we can share our expertise for the benefit of the global profession.”
Jeff Thomson, CMA, IMA president and CEO, concluded: “Together, we summarize this exciting new strategic partnership very simply – ACCA and IMA, global bodies empowering accountants and financial professionals to drive business performance.