Jeffrey C. Thomson

Jeffrey C. Thomson, CMA, CSCA, CAE, is President and CEO of IMA (Institute of Management Accountants). During his previous position as IMA’s Vice President of Research, Jeff conducted research studies, authored numerous articles and a book, delivered dozens of presentations and provided testimony to the U.S. Congress in the areas of risk management, internal controls and corporate governance.

Jeff served as a COSO board member from 2006 to December 2011, during a period when COSO experienced growth in influential thought-leader pieces and launched the internal controls refresh initiative. He returned to the COSO board in 2018 for a four-year term. Prior to joining IMA, Jeff worked at AT&T for more than two decades, where he served in various financial, strategic and operational roles, including the strategic CFO for an $18 billion business unit.

Jeff has been honored by Accounting Today with inclusion in the publication’s annual “Top 100 Most Influential People List” for the last seven years. He was also named by Trust Across America as one of the “Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior” for seven straight years and was honored with the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award. The Accountant/International Accounting Bulletin recognized Thomson in its Global Accountancy Power 50 list of leading influencers and named IMA the 2017 “Professional Body of the Year.”