Becoming a Member
There are many choices on the professional landscape for those in the accounting field. But there is only one choice for global professionals in the management accounting and finance field who work inside organizations. That choice is the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA).
Today's global economy and trade demand full command of global regulations and accounting strategies. That's why IMA's global membership continues to expand - IMA is the leading organization for management accounting and finance professionals worldwide.
Some of the benefits and programs you can tap into whenever you need once you join IMA include Communities, Professional Credential, Professional Development, Publications, Online Library, Leading-Edge Research, IMA Ethics Center, and Career Management Resources. For more information on each of these and other benefits, go to Benefits of IMA.
When you join IMA, you also become a member of a local chapter which provides you with professional development programs, networking opportunities with other accounting/finance professionals and recruiters, leadership training, and mentoring. For more information, go to Benefits of Chapter Membership. For more information on the Dallas Fort Worth Area Chapter, contact any of the Board Members listed on the Contact Us Page.
A variety of Membership Categories are available at IMA and provide information, networking and services that are relevant to each step along your career path, beginning with our college student members.
To join IMA, complete the Membership Application Form online or contact a Member Service Associate at (800)638-4427.
Just starting your career? Consider our Young Professional Membership. Let IMA help you succeed with a flexible package that expands with you as you enter and then grow your career. Those who are under the age of 33 can take advantage of a special discounted membership rate. Tap into IMA's tools, resources, and networking opportunities designed to help you succeed.
Student Membership is available to full-time students,
who receive all the benefits of regular members. By joining the IMA, you have identified yourself as a forward-looking professional interested
in your career progression and development. Most important, you will
establish personal friendships and professional contacts before you
graduate. Since our members are found at every level of business, industry, public accounting, education, and government, the IMA can be your open
door to opportunity.
The following area schools participate and support IMA:
DeVry University Irving (Dallas)
Tarleton State University
Texas A&M University - Commerce
Texas Wesleyan University
Texas Woman's University
University of Dallas
University of North Texas
University of North Texas Dallas
University of Texas at Arlington
University of Texas at Dallas
Dallas Fort Worth Area Chapter
Stuart Cameron McLeod Society
The Dallas Fort Worth Area Chapter is one of nearly 200 chapters worldwide providing IMA members a forum for networking with peers and professional education programs to earn NASBA (Texas State Board of Public Accountancy, in the case of the Dallas Fort Worth Area Chapter) approved CPE credits, as well as leadership, mentoring, community service, and authorship opportunities. Membership in an IMA chapter is exclusive to IMA members and is included in your IMA membership dues.
The Dallas Fort Worth Area Chapter offers dinner meetings with 2 or more CPE credits and great networking opportunities August - May, normally on the the third Thursday of the month. In addition, the chapter offers networking events, special CPE events, a CMA review course, and community services opportunities throughout the year.
The chapter encourages IMA members living in the Dallas Fort Worth Area to become members of the chapter. To transfer your membership to the Dallas Fort Worth Area Chapter or another chapter if you have moved out of the area, contact IMA Customer Service at (800) 638-4427.
Past Presidents of the Dallas Fort Worth Area Chapter
Global Awards Won by the Dallas Fort Worth Area Chapter
Member Awards and Recognition
Dallas Fort Worth Area Chapter Bylaws
Membership in the Stuart Cameron McCleod Society (SCMS) consists of current and past national officers and directors of the
Institute of Management Accountants. The purpose of the SCMS is to
promote and perpetuate friendships developed through service in IMA.
It also provides an opportunity for its members, through their interest
and experience, to offer leadership and guidance in the development,
growth, and expansion of the Institute of Management Accountants.
For more information on the SCMS, click here.