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The spirit of volunteerism is one of the many things that make IMA the leading organization for management accountants. Our members make remarkable contributions that empower the profession through advocacy, innovation, and leadership. With nearly a century of service, our volunteer leaders serve as inspiration for our members to become champions in the profession.

IMA Champion Award (IMAC)

The IMA Champion Award recognizes an IMA member who has demonstrated exceptional volunteerism and leadership skills that are beyond the call of duty in service to IMA consistent with IMA’s Mission and Global Core Values. Regardless of the length of service to IMA and/or IMA leadership positions held, this individual consistently will have demonstrated unselfish commitment and exceptional performance in support of our organization. This is someone who truly goes beyond what might be expected, serving as an example of volunteerism for others to follow.

Characteristics of an IMA Champion Award Nominee

Through nomination by others, an IMA Champion is an IMA member who demonstrates the following characteristics:

  • Embraces IMA’s Mission and Global Core Values.
  • Exhibits service leadership by developing and inspiring others.
  • Promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion by encouraging and respecting alternative points of view.
  • Demonstrates support for IMA, its members, and the management accounting profession.
  • Effectively volunteers and is highly engaged in IMA, with a strong record of positive outcomes.
  • Is a role model for IMA volunteers (at any level) and is highly regarded in the IMA community.
  • Preferred: Holds the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) certification.

To nominate someone for the IMA Champion Award, please click here.

The deadline for nominations is April 18, 2024,  at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.