Accounting & Finance

SCIMA - Student Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants

SCIMA Mission Statement

Develop financial information professionals through interaction with student, professors, professionals, and the community.


  • To introduce students to accounting, information technology, finance, and other careers in business;
  • To strengthen the knowledge and commitment of those pursuing accounting, information technology, and finance careers;
  • To encourage the continued improvement of the professional skills;
  • To promote community service.

Membership Eligibility

Membership in SCIMA is open to all undergraduate and graduate business majors. Membership dues are $45 per year and includes membership in the National Institute of Management Accountants. To be initiated, or to be a member in good standing, students are required to complete the following:

  • Attend all business meetings and three professional presentations each semester;
  • Take part in volunteer service activities, all fundraising activities, new member initiation, and one additional activity each semester; and
  • Pay yearly dues.

Membership Benefits

  • Professional development
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Leadership Opportunities
  • Peer-to-Peer Networking
  • Community Awareness
  • Affiliation with a nationally recognized professional organization


Business Meetings

Wednesdays @ 3:15 pm, Stipes 501


Wednesdays @ 4:30 pm, Stipes 506

Contact Us

Amy Ford, Faculty Advisor

Department of Accounting & Finance
Stipes Hall 431
Phone: 309/298-1152

Scima 2014-2015 Officers

  • President-Austin Kesnter, AR-Kestner@wiu.eduu
  • Vice President-Bryan Fox, BD-Fox@wiu.eduu
  • Secretary-Amanda Wrenn, A-Wrenn@wiu.eduu
  • Treasurer-Tabetha Dungan, TL-Dungan@wiu.eduu
  • Director of Publicity-Emily Imes,
  • Director of Volunteer Services-Amber Lipton,
  • Director of Social Activities-Aaron Kubik,
  • Building Bonds-Brittany Troline, & Malia Pryor,