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ACCA and IMA Research Foundation Announce Call for Research Proposals

August 07, 2012

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Helen Thompson
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Washington, D.C., August 7, 2012 -- The IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) Research Foundation and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) announced today a special joint call for research proposals from accounting academics and practitioners. The announcement was made during the American Accounting Association’s (AAA) Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.


IMA and ACCA welcome research proposals in the categories of Enterprise Risk Management, Technology Enablement and Business Performance Management, though proposals addressing other relevant management accounting topics may also be considered. The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2013, and up to US$ 100,000 will be awarded to grant recipients. For submission guidelines, visit www.imanet.org/researchfoundation.


“As the latest initiative of our strategic partnership with ACCA, we hope to award multiple research projects with the objective of advancing thought leadership and best practices in the management accounting profession,” said Raef Lawson, Ph.D., CMA, CPA, IMA vice president of research, who made the live announcement.


“This joint call for research supports both ACCA’s and IMA’s aim to lead and shape the agenda of the accountancy profession,” said Ewan Willars, ACCA director of policy. “We’re pleased to partner with IMA on this important initiative, and look forward to receiving proposals.”

About ACCA
ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants. ACCA aims to offer business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management.  For more information about ACCA, please visit http://www.accaglobal.com/.


About IMA

IMA®, the association of accountants and financial professionals in business, is one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession. Globally, IMA supports the profession through research, the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) program, continuing education, networking, and advocacy of the highest ethical business practices. IMA has a global network of more than 65,000 members in 120 countries and 200 local chapter communities. IMA provides localized services through its offices in Montvale, N.J., USA; Zurich, Switzerland; Dubai, UAE; and Beijing, China. For more information about IMA, please visit www.imanet.org.

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