The Santa Barbara Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants
was chartered over 40 years ago on May 1, 1963. Our members are
financial managers and management accountants who are involved in
decision making, support, planning, and control functions in
organizations on California's Central Coast.
Our mission is to increase the value and promote the
integrity of the CMA ® designation, contribute to the ongoing success
and professional development of our members, and promote employer,
governmental and public trust in the IMA.
Our commitment is to the highest ethical practices, to diverse
international networking and to empowering professional excellence.
The IMA is the leading professional organization devoted
exclusively to management accounting and financial management. As set
forth in its mission and vision statements, its goals are to help
members develop both personally and professionally, by means of
education, certification, and association with other business
With a worldwide network of nearly 70,000 professionals, IMA
provides a dynamic forum for management accounting and financial
professionals to develop and advance their careers through
certification, research, practice development education, networking and
the advocacy of the highest ethical and professional practices.
As a respected leader within the global
financial community, the IMA influences the concepts and ethical
practices in management accounting and financial management. Its ethical
standards provide guidance to practitioners for maintaining the highest
levels of ethical conduct.