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ACCA and IMA Research Foundation Announce Special Joint Call for Research Proposals


13 Aug 2012


Euro & Finance


Washington, D.C., August 7, 2012 -- The IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) Research Foundation and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) announced today a special joint call for research proposals for accounting academics and practitioners. The announcement was made during the American Accounting Association’s (AAA) Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

IMA and ACCA welcome research proposals in the categories of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), Technology Enablement, and Business Performance Management. Proposals addressing other relevant management accounting topics also may be considered. Up to US$ 100,000 will be awarded. For submission guidelines, visit The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2013.

“As the latest initiative of our strategic partnership with ACCA, we hope to award multiple research projects with the objective of advancing thought leadership and best practices in the management accounting profession,” said Raef Lawson, Ph.D., CMA, CPA, IMA vice president of research, who made the live announcement.

“This joint call for research supports both ACCA’s and IMA’s aim to lead and shape the agenda of the accountancy profession. We’re pleased to partner with IMA on this important initiative, and look forward to receiving proposals,” said Ewan Willars, ACCA director of policy.

About ACCA

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants. ACCA aims to offer business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management.  For more information about ACCA, please visit

About IMA

IMA®, the association of accountants and financial professionals in business, 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) 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. For more information about IMA, please visit



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