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Enhanced Management Accounting Competency Framework for the Digital Age

Management Accountant Competency framework

Management accounting, like many other fields, is being impacted by a large number of disruptive new technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, cognitive computing, and machine learning. To keep pace with the changing business environment and advancements in technology, we’ve enhanced the IMA Management Accounting Competency Framework. The Framework identifies six domains of core skills that finance and accounting professionals need to remain relevant in the digital age and perform their current and future roles effectively.

IMA has analyzed the emerging competencies needed by management accountants–including strategic management, data analytics, data governance, data visualization, and more–to update our comprehensive Framework.

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IMA Resources for Your Future Career

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    Management Accounting Competencies: Fit for Purpose in a Digital Age? [Report]

    In this paper, Raef Lawson, Ph.D., CMA, CSCA, CPA, CFA, IMA vice president of research & policy and professor-in-residence, explores how the management accountant’s skill set will need to evolve and how you can prepare for the future.

    Download the Report

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    How Future-Proof Is Your Job? [Infographic]

    See what accounting jobs are likely to be automated and which are here to stay.

    View the Infographic

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    Digital Darwinism: Thriving in the Face of Technology Change [Report]

    This report, drafted in partnership with ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), makes predictions, and hopes to stimulate discussion, about a broad range of emerging and converging technologies and their potential to influence the accountancy profession.

    Download the Report

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    A Series for the Future [Video Series]

    Jeff Thomson, CMA, CSCA, CAE, IMA President and CEO, discusses how the management accounting profession is changing in this video series.

    Watch the Series