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Institute of Management Accountants

A professional organization in the United States for management accountants and financial managers. These professionals specialize in the study of how managers use accounting and/or financial information in current or future business decisions. Unlike other accountants, they primarily report to the internal management of a company, rather than to an external body like shareholders or tax collection agencies. The Institute establishes common practices and ethical standards for these professionals, and awards the Certified Management Accountant designation upon the successful completion of an examination testing one's knowledge in four subjects: business analysis, management accounting and reporting, strategic management, and business applications.

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This often transforms client perception; with an IMA, they can relate to the securities rather than to merely the name of a mutual fund whose star ratings seem to change as frequently as the night sky.
And while the annual expense charged by a mutual fund is netted against the returns, the fee charged by the IMA must be deducted as a miscellaneous itemized deduction.
Including the IMA to receive a bequest in your will.