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Institute of Management Accountants
Montvale, New Jersey, United States
3 days ago
Job Type
Job Duration
1-2 Years
Non-Profit / Charity
Min Education
Required Travel
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IMA® 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), CSCA® (Certified in Strategy and Competitive Analysis), and FMAA™ (Financial and Managerial Accounting Associate) certification programs, continuing education, networking, and advocacy of the highest ethical business practices. Twice named Professional Body of the Year by The Accountant/International Accounting Bulletin, IMA has a global network of about 140,000 members in 150 countries and 350 professional and student chapters. Headquartered in Montvale, N.J., USA, IMA provides localized services through its six global regions: The Americas, China, Europe, Middle East/North Africa, India, and Asia Pacific. For more information about IMA, please visit

Role Summary:

IMA is seeking an Academic Research Fellow (ARF) to serve as the point person representing IMA’s research goals to the global academic research community. The ARF will be responsible for working closely with the academic community and accounting and related associations, IMA staff, and IMA volunteers to guide IMA’s academic research platform. The ARF will support and advise IMA staff on the advancement of IMA’s body of knowledge in current and future topics and practices impacting the profession, aligned with IMA’s vision and mission. 


-          Serve as a key interface with academic associations such as the AAA, and its sections, to identify and support research on topics of importance to the profession.

-          Support the development of IMA’s, Statements of Management Accounting (SMAs) which are authoritative, expert-reviewed publications on best practices within management accounting.

-          Work with the IMA Research Foundation (IRF) and IMA Educational Case Journal (IECJ) to identify research and case study topics of interest. Advocate for submissions from the academic community.

-          Identify opportunities for collaborative partnerships to develop IMA joint research projects.

-          Work closely with faculty members, researchers, and industry professionals and inform IMA staff on the application of academic research on the practice of the profession leading to publishable research in IMA publications (e.g., IMA SMAs, IMA Research Reports, etc.) and/or in other high-quality reputable journals in the field of accounting and finance. 

Present research findings at academic conferences, seminars, and workshops.

Other Relevant Information:

-          This role will be overseen by the SVP Product & Innovation leader (as a business/strategic partner)

-          The Academic Research Fellow position is a part-time volunteer service leadership position.  One or two-year terms available with the possibility for a mutually agreed upon single one-year renewal.

-          The ARF will receive a stipend and travel reimbursement.

         The ARF is a remote work role and will require travel to participate in research related activities and to conferences at times that are mutually determined with the IMA SVP Product & Innovation leader.

To apply, send the following: 

1.       A curriculum vitae.

2.       A cover letter that summarizes the candidate's qualifications and understanding and interest in accounting and finance research and the mission of IMA, including a description of the applicant's goals and expectations for the Fellow position.

3.       One or two research working papers or recently published articles on topics relevant to management accounting.


-          Tenured or tenure-track professor with a Ph.D. in Accounting, Finance, or a closely related field.

-          Serve as an IMA volunteer or a current IMA Academic member

-          Demonstrated track record of conducting high-quality research in accounting and finance and publishing research findings in reputable, peer-reviewed journals.

-          Strong analytical and quantitative skills.

-          Excellent written and verbal communication skills

-      Teaching experience in higher education, particularly in accounting and finance courses.

-      Active participation in academic and professional networks.

Job ID: 74304357
Montvale , New Jersey , United States

IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) is the worldwide association of accountants and financial professionals in business. Founded in 1919, we are one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession. We are committed to empowering our 140,000+ members—and those throughout the rest of the profession—to strengthen on-the-job skills, better manage companies, and accelerate careers. We invite our members to discover the myriad possibilities within the prof...

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