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The Abu Dhabi Chapter (#0919) of the Institute of Management Accountants was chartered in 2014. The chapter is in the Stevenson Division which contains chapters that have more than 125 competition members. We are one of 300+ chapters and councils for students and professionals around the globe that offer services at the local level, including professional education programs as well as leadership, mentoring, and community service.
Professional Educational Programs combine education, networking, and social activities to help members stay current with the latest in management accounting—and earn NASBA-approved CPE credits. Organized and attended by members at a local level, the meetings feature presentations by local speakers who can tailor topics according to group needs.
Networking is an excellent opportunity to make new friends and business contacts and socialize with peers in a relaxed atmosphere. An informal setting can create the right context for mutual help—one person’s experience may answer another’s problem and vice versa—and give members more exposure to different areas of accounting. Called “the best management training,” leadership activities are open to all members. Serving on a chapter board is an especially good way to experience every phase of management.
Mentoring is a valuable way to inspire and support the next generation of management accountants. By building in-depth relationships with young professionals and students, members can provide seasoned guidance for those aspiring toward the same career path.
Community service programs provide the chance to engage in skills-based and civic-service volunteering. Projects range from consulting for new and growing small businesses to beautification efforts and donor drives in local communities. These programs offer members a way to contribute in an organized and effective manner while developing their own management skills.
We invite our members to discover the myriad possibilities within the profession and build an actionable future in management accounting.