The Morris-Essex IMA Chapters Mission Statement
Provide a forum for education, knowledge sharing, practice development, research, and the advocacy of the highest ethical and best business practices in management accounting and finance in the Morris, Essex, and surrounding counties of New Jersey.
The Morris-Essex IMA Chapters Strategic Vision:
Impart an informed, valued, professional,
and fun experience to all our members, which meets and exceeds their needs and
expectations in these areas:
Ø Certification and preparation for CMA exam
Ø Continuing professional education, training, and development
Ø Leadership development
Ø Networking and public relations with other professional members
Grow regular membership through corporate development, academic relations, and referrals from satisfied members.
How and why we achieve and support our mission and vision:
Morris-Essex IMA Chapter does this with participation of each of our members making the
success of our mission possible by:
Ø Actively promoting and publicizing the CMA designation and activities to achieve it
Ø Maintaining regular communications with many old and new corporations of all sizes plus other organizations in our area to create value for them from our peer network, sharing industry best practices and experiences, access to career opportunities, providing educational and training programs to advance professional knowledge, increasing leadership potential, and making business contacts for a life-time
Ø Maintaining regular communications with faculty and students at many colleges and universities in our area to create value for them through student chapters, advocacy for the profession, leading-edge research and industry best practices, and student internship possibilities as well as developing life-long professional contacts and friendships
Ø Holding monthly professional development meetings about current accounting and financial topics with experienced and knowledgeable speakers to satisfy CPE requirements, and an opportunity to network with other professionals and students about professional experiences and career opportunities
Ø Creating periodic professional development events and sessions, Controllers conferences, career development opportunities, and more
Ø Constantly looking for evolving or new alternatives and opportunities to add professional development products, which will benefit and help our members careers in accounting and finance
Ø Maintaining for members and potential members an attractive, current, helpful, and informative website and groups on social media sites including LinkedIn and facebook, and
Ø Producing for members and potential members an attractive, current, helpful, informative monthly newsletter and electronic roster book.
About the Profession
The vast majority of accountants and financial professionals80%, in factwork inside businesses and organizations. Their work is essential to financial management, organizational development, and the achievement of strategic goals. While external auditing is a very visible part of the accounting profession, sound internal finance and accounting operations are essential for the proper functioning of any organization.
The roles and responsibilities of internal
accountants and financial professionals include:
· Managing functions that are critical to business performance
· Supporting organizational management and strategic development
· Providing accurate and insightful information for better decisions
· Ensuring that organizations operate with integrity and proper governance
· Planning for the long-term and helping to ensure sustainability
· Safeguarding the interests of the organization and its key stakeholders
IMA provides advocacy and support for the professionals who perform these vital functions within businesses.