Professor Juras Named ICMA Board of Regents Chair
The ICMA® (Institute of Certified Management Accountants) Board of Regents, the body that oversees the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) program, has appointed a new chair for the 2017-2020 term: Paul E. Juras, CMA, CPA, Ph.D., the Vander Wolk Professor of Managerial Accounting and Operational Performance in the Accountancy and Law Division at Babson College.
Juras has experience in strategic management accounting, has published numerous articles and cases in professional journals, and made numerous presentations at meetings of both the American Accounting Association (AAA) and IMA. He is a member of the IMA Global Board of Directors and has previously served on the Board of Regents. In addition, Juras served a three-year term as chair of the IMA Research Foundation and just completed a decade of service as an associate editor of the IMA Educational Case Journal.
Previously, he was a professor of accountancy at Wake Forest University. He earned both his B.B.A. and M.B.A. at Pace University and his Ph.D. from Syracuse University.
The major responsibility of the Board of Regents is to oversee the CMA program. Among its primary duties, the Board develops the overall strategy for the certification program, sets the requirements and policies for certification, reviews and revises exam questions as needed, oversees the administration of the exam, establishes the passing standards, and periodically reviews the content specifications for the exam and revises these specifications as appropriate.