IMA signs pact with Brazilian finance executive group

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The Institute of Management Accountants is partnering with ANEFAC, the National Association of Executives in Finance, Administration and Accounting, to support the international advancement of the management accounting profession in Brazil.

The two organizations announced a new memorandum of understanding to promote the IMA’s Certified Management Accountant certification among finance and accounting professionals in Brazil.

The MoU, signed by IMA president and CEO Jeff Thomson and ANEFAC president Edmir Carvalho, expands their current relationship and describes how they will work together in the future. The partnership will include discounted IMA memberships and CMA scholarships for ANEFAC members and students, along with presentations by local “CMA Ambassadors,” and IMA sponsorship of ANEFAC’s Annual Transparency Awards.

“IMA has a strong interest in deepening its relationships and memberships internationally, and by formalizing our long-standing partnership with ANEFAC, we are taking an important step toward that goal here in Brazil,” Thomson said in a statement. “We look forward to a fruitful partnership that will support the growth of management accounting and build important skills among professionals throughout the region.”

Both organizations plan to encourage their members to attend and present at one another’s annual conferences: IMA’s Annual Conference and Exposition and ANEFAC’s Annual Congresso. The IMA and ANEFAC will also hold one joint event per year, beginning in the fall of 2017.

“The renewal of this long-term partnership with IMA is of great importance to ANEFAC,” Carvalho said in a statement. “In addition to strengthening the relationship between the two institutions, which are leaders in managerial accounting in their respective countries, this partnership provides our members with the opportunity to connect to a network of more than 85,000 professionals worldwide. It is our intention to focus on continuing to grow the relationship with IMA.”

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