Presidents Message

Welcome to the Southern Maine Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants’ (IMA) website!


Are you looking to enhance your career opportunities? Would you like to continue to expand you advisory and technical accounting network? Would you like opportunities to learn about important topics that face our profession today? Then join in your Southern Maine IMA Chapter.


Our profession is in need of highly skilled, up to date, competent, and ethical accountants. How does one demonstrate these characteristics, particular when looking for a job? Hiring managers look for the ways a candidate stays current in their profession. Being connected to a local association that educates on key current topics of local interest, knowing where to get local and national support from other highly skilled peers, and demonstrating a desire to fully engage ones profession by membership in a local association can mean the difference between making the cut or not. It is the desire of the chapter to make sure our business community knows our members are professionals they can rely upon.


This chapter, its operation, its sustainability is all about your participation. At some points in our career we have capacity to give our time, sometimes we need advice and support, and other times we enjoy just socializing with our peers. Wherever you happen to be in your career, come join us.


I urge you to take advantage of our educational meetings, the networking opportunities, and the experience of your local fellow accounting professionals. You never know what door may open, what piece of knowledge you may gain, or who you may be able to help.


Also, you just may have some fun in the process!


Best regards,


Jim Walker/CFO

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