The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) have joined forces through a strategic partnership to increase awareness and adoption of their respective certifications worldwide.
IMA chair Brian McGuire said the joint work plan includes research collaborations, chief financial officer roundtables and joint chapter events.
“Both IMA and ACCA have a long history of seeking innovations in finance and accounting, recognising that a strong global profession needs to innovate to be relevant in a fast-changing world, ” ACCA chief executive Helen Brand said.
ACCA senior council member Mark Gold said the partnership will allow the bodies to share expertise for the “benefit of the global profession”.
“Partnerships help to develop a strong global profession which brings value to business,” Gold noted.
ACCA has 590,000 members and candidates in 170 countries while IMA has more than 65,000 members in 120 countries.