CW Student is Inducted into the IMA Accounting Honor Society

Thursday, March 14, 2019
IMA inductee

Management accountants are vital to the financial health of organizations. They make critical decisions, safeguard a company’s integrity, and plan for business sustainability. They might be CFOs and controllers, budget analysts and treasurers, or one of many other game changers on internal teams. However, every job opportunity in this field is highly competitive and every college student willing to succeed in the industry must learn the importance of differentiation early in their careers. Here’s where the IMA Accounting Honor Society comes in.

The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), is one of the largest and most respected associations of accountants and financial professionals focused exclusively on advancing management accounting. IMA has a global network of more than 80,000 members in 140 countries and 300 professional and student chapters. Since October 2018, The College of Westchester has hosted one of these prestigious IMA chapters.

CW student Yahaira Minchala was recently inducted into the prestigious IMA Accounting Honor Society. This distinguished honor society recognizes and honors academic achievement, provides an alumni network for lifetime connections, and advances the profession of accounting.

For Yahaira, being inducted into the IMA has been a very rewarding experience, “I am honored and excited to be inducted to the IMA Honor Society. It’s a privilege to be a part of this amazing Society. As an Accounting major, the opportunity to be recognized by a global organization was far beyond my expectations,” said Yahaira. Although this seems like an experience where many students will just sit down and enjoy, this is certainly not the case for Yahaira, “my future plans include being an entrepreneur. After completing my degree at CW, I’m going to prepare myself for the CMA exam and become certified.  I also would like to obtain my MBA in Accounting.”

Congratulations to Yahaira for being inducted into this prestigious honor society.

The honor society admits those students who are in their junior or senior year majoring in Accounting, Finance, or Information Technology, who have completed a minimum of three accounting courses, and attained an overall accounting GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale).

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