Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)
Director of Research

The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) invites candidates to apply for its Director of Research position.

ABOUT IMA: IMA is one of the largest and most respected professional associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession. Globally, IMA supports the profession through research, the 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.

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Director of Research will work with the VP - Research to sustain IMA's role as a valued thought leader. IMA's research agenda includes research in the areas of Enterprise Risk Management, Leadership Strategies & Ethics, Strategic Costing Management, Technology Enablement, and Business Performance Management. The Director will be responsible for helping develop and disseminate applied research for accounting and financial management professionals, working with the Chair of the IMA Research Foundation to help manage approved projects, working on initiatives supporting the academic community, and related functions.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Degrees or Certifications strongly preferred: MBA/PhD in Finance or Accounting; CMA; CFM; CPA. Candidates should have a minimum of 5 years' business experience in accounting and financial management in the areas of decision support, planning and/or control and a minimum of 3 years' experience in research or equivalent technical position. They should also possess professional communications skills, including the ability to make presentations and writing to audiences of all levels, and excellent organizational and project management skills. This position will require limited travel outside IMA's Global Headquarters office. Off-site employment will also be considered.

FURTHER INFORMATION: Request for further information should be sent to Raef Lawson, IMA Vice President-Research, at:

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae to:

Posted 9/22/12