History of the IMA
The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) was founded in Buffalo, NY, in 1919 as the National Association of Cost Accountants (NACA) to promote knowledge and professionalism among cost accountants and foster a wider understanding of the role of cost accounting in management. Our name was later changed to the National Association of Accountants (NAA). In 1991, the organization name was again changed to the IMA, signifying our broader role as the association for accountants and financial professionals working inside organizations. Provided by IMA -
The Pikes Peak Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants was chartered in June 1965 as the Colorado Springs / Pueblo Chapter. The area served by the original chapter was Colorado Springs, Pueblo, and Canon City. The chapter had operated as a separate association from 1961 until 1965 when it became affiliated with the National Association of Accountants.
In February 1982, the Colorado Springs / Pueblo Chapter divided into two chapters, Pikes Peak Chapter and Colorado South Chapter. In 1999, the Pueblo and Canon City area once again came under the umbrella of the Pikes Peak Chapter.
In 1979, the chapter was the driving force in the formation of the Rocky Mountain Regional Council. This associated us with the other chapters from Wyoming to New Mexico.
The Pikes Peak Chapter is one of nearly 200 IMA chapters worldwide. The chapter has received eight banners inannual competition. The goal of the chapter has always been to provide educational benefits to the members. In addition, emphasis is directed toward leadership development of officers and directors, employment services to members, networking opportunities and social activities. Members involved in local chapters have gained invaluable experience and developed lifelong friendships through their hard work, involvement and volunteerism.
The Pikes Peak Chapter of the IMA’s mission is to enhance the knowledge of the IMA and CMA to the local and regional communities in which we are involved, provide relevant and quality professional opportunities, and advocate the highest ethical and best business practices in management accounting and finance.
Pikes Peak Chapter 2014-2015 IMA Competition Awards
Warner – Newsletter –Silver
Warner – Website – Bronze
Community Service – Runner Up
2013-2014 Bronze – Community Service Award
2012-2013 – 15th place in Annual Competition (Warner Division)
2012-2013 – Runner Up – Community Service Award
2011-2012 – Runner Up – Community Service Award
Each year Global IMA awards are given to each of the chapters finishing 1st through 15th places in the chapter competition for both the Stevenson and Warner Divisions. In addition, The S. Alden Pendleton Award (Community Service Competition) will be awarded to a chapter in recognition of the greatest achievement in Community Service Programs (Awarded each year since 1978). Up to ten certificates of merit will be awarded to runners-up at the discretion of the grading committee.
Other annual awards include: Manuscript competition, Membership Competition, Public Relations Competition, Newsletter Competition, Website Competition
2014-2015 – Student Scholarship Recipients – Jackie Severn and Aaron Kacala
2013-2014 – Student Scholarship Recipient – Chen Zhao
2012-2013 – CMA Scholarship Recipient – Steve Mack
2012-2013 – Student Scholarship Recipient – Erin Sparrows
2011-2012 – Student Scholarship Recipients – Daniel Polacek and MatthewZrust
2010-2011 – Student Scholarship Recipient – Kokila Vasu
2009-2010 – Student Scholarship Recipients – Jake Shaw and Richard Nichols
Each year, the Pikes Peak Chapter awards one $500 scholarship and a student membership to a qualifying accounting student and one $350 scholarship to a CMA candidate meeting certain requirements.
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