Just returned from a trip to China.
IMA serves members in 120 countries, with over 200 active chapters and nearly 100 student chapters worldwide. It certainly is a global and diverse profession, which heightens the challenge and the opportunity.
IMA's CMA certification is growing very rapidly in China. That is because the Chinese government and professionals have recognized the need to develop talent in China not only to produce accurate financial statements (the audit and attest function), but also to help profitably grow sustainable enterprises (the management accounting function).
IMA is also succeeding in China because a) we have a fine staff there, hard working and focused (if you are in Beijing for business or pleasure, please visit our local office there; we are also close to opening an office in Shanghai) and b) we have taken the time over the years to develop relationships with the government, with universities, with review course providers, with corporations, and of course, with our valued members.
See you in New Orleans for our 94th Annual Conference and Exposition!!