The proposal needs approval from the governing councils of both the CIMA and the AICPA. Those votes are expected to be conducted in May.
In fiscal 2010, the IMA expanded its efforts to increase membership internationally and formed four new international chapters, bringing the total outside of the United States to 16, according to the organization's 2010 annual review. Membership increased to 63,893 in 2010, up 8.6 percent from 58,357 in fiscal 2090. The organization had particularly strong growth in the Middle East where membership rose by 80 percent to about 12,000.i