Toledo, OH – July 22, 2019 ICMA® (Institute of Management Accountants), the certification division of IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants), is pleased to announce that Tara Bollinger, Principal at Clark Schaefer Hackett, has been appointed to serve as a member of the ICMA Board of Regents for a three-year term through June 30, 2022. Bollinger will participate in the Board of Regents’ charge of overseeing the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) program.
“For nearly 50 years, the CMA program has been the leading competency-based certification for accountants and financial professionals working in business—in the U.S. and around the world,” said Dana C. Riess, CMA, CFM, CPA, CPIM, CSCP, chair of the ICMA Board of Regents. “Bollinger will support our charge of ensuring the highest standards for management accounting certification. I congratulate her for accepting this important volunteer leadership position and making a significant contribution of time and expertise.”
The ICMA Board of Regents directs the entire CMA and CSCA® (Certified in Strategy and Competitive Analysis) programs to ensure the integrity of the exams and relevance to the profession. The Board is responsible for establishing standards, policies, and procedures for controlling the overall exam process, as well as content specifications, exam questions, passing standards, and continuing education requirements.
As a Principal at Clark Schaefer Hackett, Bollinger specializes in tax planning and compliance, cost accounting, financial modeling, software implementation consulting and operations reviews. She has served as the Secretary of the Toledo IMA Chapter for the past 10 years. Bollinger frequently contributes her extensive expertise as a presenter at the annual IMA Global Conference. In addition to her involvement with IMA, she is an active board member for Agility Angels and the Erie Shores Council. Bollinger’s leadership roles in these volunteer organizations exemplify the Clark Schaefer Hackett mission of bettering the lives of our clients, people and communities.
Founded in 1938, Clark Schaefer Hackett (CSH) is a top 100 CPA and advisory firm with more than 450 shareholders and staff in 8 offices throughout Ohio, Kentucky and Michigan. Our passion is delivering results through remarkable relationships. We offer all the sophisticated services you would expect from a top tier CPA firm — but it is our commitment to service that sets us apart. We believe better relationships produce better results. We train our staff to create remarkable, results-oriented relationships with clients and with each other.