Welcome to the Louisville chapter of the IMA. For over 75 years this chapter has been assisting management accountants in the Louisville area develop themselves professionally. The chapter offers numerous contacts and resources in the areas of education, employment and technical assistance. Seminars are provided on an ongoing basis to provide members with up-to-date information on changes in the accounting and finance professions and to meet CPE certification requirements. Our monthly professional development seminars also provide an efficient and inexpensive way to sharpen existing skills, and develop new ones.
The Louisville Chapter of IMA has a proud history, being chartered as chapter number 32 in 1928. Our Chapter represents a region including such cities as Jeffersonville, Clarksville and New Albany in Indiana, and Elizabethtown, Bardstown, and Shelbyville in Kentucky. Our organization's name has changed as the scope of our members' work has changed, originally founded as the National Association of Cost Accountants in 1919, then becoming the National Association of Accountants in 1957, and the Institute of Management Accountants in 1991. Member participation on the Chapter Board of Directors also develops essential leadership and team building skills that are so important in today's working environment. Personal development is also enhanced through involvement in our Chapter community service projects.
This chapter also serves as a resource for those members seeking employment for themselves, or needing to fill vacancies in departmental positions. Local corporations utilize the chapter for employment assistance obtaining new employees at all levels, whether it is an entry level position or CFO. The Louisville Chapter of IMA is also proud to work with local universities to assist students become acquainted with accounting professionals in the Louisville area. It also serves as a good starting point for graduates entering the job market in accounting or finance.