The vast majority of accountants and financial professionals—80%, in fact—work 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.
IMA NY hosts an assortment of speakers that offer a wide gambit of experience.
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- Amanda N. Lasher
- Ara Bederjikian
- Carmen Ross
- David Tilzer
- Eleanor Spring
- Gerard J Andrews
- Geri Gregor
- Jack E. Gold
- James Borland, PhD
- Janet L. Pegg
- John P. McEntee
- Jon R. Hill, Ph.D
- Jonny Frank, JD, LLM
- Kathleen C. Peer
- Lena Koropey
- Louis P. Le Guyader
- Manny Bulone
- Mary Elllen Donohue
- Matt Shelhorse
- Mitchell Chosak
- Reena Panchal
- Robert L. Gray, CPA, Ph.D.
- Salvatore Colemmie, CPA
- Warren M. Bergstein, CPA, AE
For more than 90 years, IMA has been a champion of—and resource for—the financial management and accounting profession.
The organization was founded in Buffalo, N.Y., 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 Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), signifying our broader role as the association for accountants and financial professionals working inside organizations, and now we are known by the shorthand—IMA.
- 1919 Founding of the National Association of Cost Accountants (NACA) in Buffalo, N.Y., an early incarnation of the IMA
- 1920 First chapter of NACA formed in Chicago
First NACA Annual Conference is held in Atlantic City
- 1925 NACA Bulletin is introduced
- 1935 Library established at NACA national office
- 1943 First international chapter chartered
- 1945 Research committee established
- 1949 NACA Bulletin becomes monthly publication
- 1957 NACA becomes National Association of Accountants (NAA)
- 1959 Student Publication Services inaugurated
- 1969 Management Accounting Practices Committee is established
- 1972 Certified Management Accountant (CMA®) program created
The first Statement on Management Accounting (SMA), Concepts for Contract Costing, is issued
- 1983 Standards of Ethical Conduct of Management Accountants, the first code of ethics for management accountants in the U.S., is issued
- 1989 Financial Executive of the Year Award (FEYA) program established
- 1991 National Association of Accountants becomes the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)
- 1992 IMA becomes a founding member of the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO), a private-sector organization dedicated to improving the quality of financial reporting
- 1994 IMA celebrates its 75th anniversary and publishes Proud of the Past – 75 Years of Achievement
IMA Foundation for Applied Research (FAR) is formed for the advancement of management accounting
- 1996 IMA establishes the Certified Financial Manager (CFM®) program.
- 1997 CMA and CFM tests are computerized
- 1999 IMA relaunches and renames its flagship magazine, Strategic Finance, which also becomes available online
Management Accounting Quarterly debuts in Fall 1999
- 2000 First IMA Student Conference held in Colorado Springs, Colo.
- 2006 First IMA Global Conference held in Dubai, UAE
- 2009 LinkUp IMA, our exclusive online professional community, is launched
|Past Presidents of the New York Chapter of the IMA|
|Gershom Smith*||1920-21||George A. Ware*||1930-31|
|C.M. Finney*||1921-22||C.A. Packard*||1931-32|
|Charles Van Zandt*||1922-23||William R. Donaldson*||1932-33|
|H.G. Crocett*||1923-25||V.H. Stempf*||1933-34|
|H.E. Horn*||1925-26||Paul Beck*||1934-35|
|George Rea*||1926-27||George D. Ellis*||1935-36|
|E.A. Camman*||1927-28||Frances McCaffrey*||1936-37|
|Charles A. Williams*||1928-29||Frank Klein*||1937-38|
|William J. Madison*||1940-41||Mortimor R. Oldeman*||1950-51|
|Marshall Granger||1941-42||Allen H. Ottman*||1951-52|
|GouldI. Harris*||1942-43||Robert I. Mithell*||1952-53|
|Robert Bruce*||1943-44||Chester A. Rosenberger||1953-54|
|Charles C. James*||1944-45||William E. Jacoby||1954-55|
|Robert R. Hertzler*||1945-46||Warren W. Byrne||1955-56|
|Carl E. Lindquist*||1946-47||Gerald D. Stone||1956-57|
|Charles J. Eggeman*||1947-48||William J. Ritter||1957-58|
|N. Madison Cartmell*||1948-49||Fred J. Sengstacke||1958-59|
|Cecil D. Marshall*||1949-50||Ettore Barbatelli||1959-60|
|J. P. Whelen||1960-61||Gerald W. Devlin||1970-71|
|Joseph L. Goluccfi||1961-62||Edward W. Binshadler||1971-72|
|Victor C. Thaller||1963-64||Robert D. Reisman||1972-73|
|William C. Stueben*||1963-64||Robert H. Frey||1973-74|
|James A. Connell*||1964-65||Joe M. Shaver||1974-75|
|Clemens A. Erdahl||1965-66||James M. Finnessey||1975-76|
|Donald H. Cramer||1966-67||Robert W. Liptak||1976-77|
|E. Evans Lawton||1967-68||Richard W. Wagner*||1977-78|
|Peter R. Lasusa||1968-69||Penny A. Flugger*||1978-79|
|Robert E. Paterson||1969-70||Jack J. Occiogrosso||1979-80|
|Raymond P. Mannion||1980-81||Deborah A. Koebele||1990-91|
|William J. Morgan||1981-82||Charles V. Curcio||1991-92|
|Barry Weintrob||1982-83||Kikis A. Zachary||1992-93|
|John Deming||1983-84||Thomas E. Macken, Jr.||1993-94|
|Donald B. Christensen||1984-85||Warren Ruppel||1994-95|
|John J. Collura**||1984-85||A. Paul Blanco||1995-96|
|Charles W. Gill||1985-86||Rudolph H. Clark, Jr.||1996-97|
|Robert Strickler||1986-87||Eula DeWitt||1997-98|
|Fred W. Homscheid||1987-88||Thomas D’Alessio||1998-99|
|Charles McClafferty||1988-89||Warren Bergstein||1999-00|
|Charles T. Aiello||2000-01||Thomas A. Richards||2010-11|
|Michael J. Shannon, Sr.||2001-02|
|Josephine M. Carles||2002-03||Thomas A. Richards||2011-12|
|Myrna L. Fischman||2003-04||Thomas A. Richards||2012-13|
|Charles T. Aiello||2004-05||Thomas A. Richards||2013-14|
|Michael Vozza||2005-06||Ara Bederjikian||2014-15|
|Michael Vozza||2006-07||Ara Bederjikian||2015-16|
|Josephine M. Carles***||2007-08|
** Completed Un-expired Term
Functions of Our Professionals
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.
Networking is an excellent way to get ideas about a career search. We encourage all of our members to attend Chapter meetings to expand their network. Ideas for managing ones career can be gained through meeting people and by learning from speakers at Chapter meetings.
Since the Chapter believes that career management is important, periodically the Chapter will have someone speak on a topic related to career management.
Occasionally, a search firm will reach out to the Chapter and the Chapter may forward the position information to the members of the Chapter and / or post the position on this page. Any postings will be dated.
Furthermore, through Chapter participation, one can grow professionally through leadership roles, earning CPE, and studying for the CMA. Please attend one of our Chapter meetings to learn more and to get involved.