“Today’s employers are lookingfor creators of wealth, not just counters of wealth”
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Interview with Nina Michels-Kim, CMA, Director of European Operations, Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)
ZfCM: Dear Ms. Michels-Kim, the US-based Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), founded in 1919, has become one of the worldwide leading associations for accountants and financial professionals. The association comprises more than 60,000 members and has granted more than 35,000 CMA (Certified Management Accountant) certificates to date. This provides great potential for developing the way management accountants are portrayed in business. How would you describe the development of the IMA over the last decades, and how would you compare it to the development of the CMA?
Michels-Kim:With a history of more than 90 years of management accounting innovation, IMA is a global member association for professionals who lead financial strategy and create value in business. Over the years, the organization has steadily evolved to stay relevant and serve the continually changing...