The mission of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)is to provide a forum for research, practice development, education, knowledge sharing, and the advocacy of the highest ethical and best business practices in management accounting and finance. Please join us as we promote this mission in the greater Canton, Ohio, area.


Message from the President

Dear IMA Members,

It's been a long, cold winter full of snow, debates on how the schools were spending their calamity days, snow, shortened spring breaks, and did I mention: SNOW! Even now, as I look out my window on this beautiful Spring morning, all I see is SNOW! I'm beginning to wonder if this year Spring just means that we will get to enjoy a tantalizing 50 degree day every couple of weeks!

Anyway, while it has been a long winter, it has been a great few months for the IMA. We have learned about YStark's impact on our county, Grain Merchandising, website analytics, as well as the chicken industry and Case Farms.

We also have four board members who are expecting new additions to their families in the coming weeks and months! So we want to congratulate them during this exciting time!

And last but not least, I want to thank the nine members and spouses who joined our chapter in serving at the Akron Canton Food Bank on March 22nd. We boxed up 15,000 lbs. of donated meat, which will provide meals for about 21,000 people! It was a purposeful time, and I believe everyone enjoyed working together to accomplish a worthwhile task for the benefit of our community.

Please stay in touch with us, come to a Technical Session at Skyland Pines (April 15th and May 20th), visit the website ( or leave us a note on the Facebook page (

Jesse Allison, CPA
2013-2104 President


Congratulations Scholarship Recipients

CMA Scholarships

  • Joyce Badertscher – Ashland University
  • John Cline – Ashland University

Andrew Knapp, Ashland University, was a 2012-2013 scholarship winner and passed the CMA exam in September 2013.


Relive Our History,
Discover Your Future

95th Annual
IMA Conference
June 21 – 25, 2014
Hilton Minneapolis, MN

Join IMA for a milestone event, its 95th Annual Conference & Exposition in beautiful Minneapolis!

Discover your future in accounting and finance by enhancing your knowledge, networking with business colleagues, and becoming a top liner in the latest professional standards and trends. Enjoy IMA’s rich history, dynamic speakers, and destination just waiting to be explored.

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Pre-meeting sessions are at 5:00, dinner at 6:30, and the technical session at 7:20

All meetings are held at Skyland Pines except for October, which will be held at Stark State College

Directions to Skyland Pines