The Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), USA to enable mutual recognition and cooperation between the two institutes to develop the profession of Management Accountancy for the benefit of their members and students in the pursuit of excellence in education and training and continuing professional development in Management Accountancy.
The MoU will enable recognition of the professional qualification of the respective Institutes. A member of The Institute of Cost Accountants of India can get enrolled as a member of IMA USA and vice versa. However, an IMA member enrolling as a member of The Institute of Cost Accountants of India will not be allowed to hold a certificate of practice to undertake any statutory work in India.
The MoU will bring mutual recognition and global cooperation between members of The Institute of Cost Accountants of India and of IMA. While continuing their longstanding relationship, Institute of Cost Accountants of India and IMA, besides mutual recognition of their membership, have agreed to assist and cooperate in conducting joint research, development of management accounting guidelines and standards as well as hold joint seminars, conferences and activities beneficial to both institutes, their members and students.