About Chapter

About the North Penn Chapter

Vision Statement

To be the resource for developing, certifying, connecting, and supporting the world’s best accountants and financial professionals within businesses.

Statement of Mission

To provide a forum for research, practice development, education, knowledge sharing, and the advocacy of the highest ethical and best business practices in management accounting and finance.

Global Core Values

  • Respect for the Individual
  • Passion for Serving Members
  • Highest Standards of Integrity and Trust
  • Innovation and Continuous Improvement
  • Teaming to Achieve

The North Penn Chapter of the
Institute of Management Accountants:  Chapter History

Until 1957, the Philadelphia Chapter was the only local chapter of what is now the Institute of Management Accountants. On July 8, 1957 Charles Zinger chaired an organizational meeting to establish new chapters. One of these new chapters was named North Penn, after the North Pennsylvania Railroad Company (founded 1852) which linked Philadelphia and Bethlehem. North Penn began operations on November 1, 1957 with 145 charter members. The chapter grew steadily, attracting 418 members by 1969. During 1969, North Penn started the Valley Forge Chapter. Following the Valley Forge spin-off, North Penn continued to prosper and now boasts approximately 200 members. Since its inception, North Penn has been a full service chapter, meeting the needs of both its members and the accounting profession through education, research, publications, and fellowship. Some of the chapter’s accomplishments include:

  • The North Penn IMA Chapter Scholarship is offered annually.
  • Co-sponsorship of the CMA Learning System with Villanova. (http://www.villanova.edu/vpaa/continuingstudies/programs/certificates/cma.htm)
  • Updated monthly newsletter named The Journal (previously the North Penn Express).
  • Networking opportunities including joint meetings and business card exchange.
  • Community service such as the annual holiday food drive.
  • CPE credits on current business topics.