MONTVALE, N.J., USA - IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants), one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession, is pleased to announce that Dr. Roopa Venkatesh, Associate Professor of Accounting at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, has been appointed to serve as a member of the IMA Global Board of Directors for a two-year term through June 30, 2021.
Comprised of more than 50 volunteer members from IMA’s general membership, the IMA Global Board of Directors oversees the activities of IMA’s strategy, chapters, and volunteer committees. As part of her responsibilities as a Board member, Venkatesh will also participate as a member of IMA’s Performance Oversight & Audit Board Committee.
"With a 100-year history of management accounting innovation and insight, IMA continues to maintain a leadership role in advancing the profession under the guidance of our Global Board, while meeting the career development and certification needs of accounting and finance professionals,” said the 2019-2020 IMA Chair Christian Cuzick, CMA. Dr. Venkatesh will support the development of IMA’s programs and strategic planning, while promoting the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) program. I congratulate her for accepting this important volunteer leadership position and offering her time and expertise.”
As an Associate Professor of Accounting, Dr. Venkatesh teaches managerial accounting and managerial accounting for supply chain management, and her research draws from theories in psychology, organizational behavior, and economics. Her work has been published in The Journal of Management Accounting Research, IMA Educational Case Journal, Strategic Finance, and Ethics & Behavior.
Her accomplishments in research, teaching, and service have been recognized with two IMA grants from the Foundation for Applied Research (FAR) in 2009 and 2016, the William C. Hockett Professorship, the UNO Dean's Citation Award for Excellence in Service (2018), UNO Alumni Outstanding Teaching Award (2017), Dean's Citation Award for Excellence in Teaching (2016), College of Business Administration Summer Teaching Fellowship (2015), and the UNO University Committee for Advancement in Teaching Curriculum Development Grant (2014-2015).
Dr. Venkatesh is one of the founding board members of the IMA Platte Valley Chapter in Nebraska. She is the recipient of the IMA Faculty Leadership Award in 2017, and serves IMA at various levels, including on two global standing advisory committees, the Diversity and Inclusion Committee and the Committee on Academic Relations.
About IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants)
IMA®, named the 2017 and 2018 Professional Body of the Year by The Accountant/International Accounting Bulletin, is one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession. Globally, IMA supports the profession through research, the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) program, continuing education, networking and advocacy of the highest ethical business practices. IMA has a global network of more than 125,000 members in 150 countries and 300 professional and student chapters. Headquartered in Montvale, N.J., USA, IMA provides localized services through its four global regions: The Americas, Asia/Pacific, Europe and Middle East/India. For more information about IMA, please visit www.imanet.org.