The annual Curt Verschoor Ethics Feature of the Year competition highlights a work that contributes to a greater understanding of ethics for management accounting and finance professionals in business, whether through new research, insightful analysis of a real-world event or scenario, practical advice based on ethical principles and standards, or solutions to the ethical challenges of the day.

Entries must follow the manuscript guidelines for Strategic Finance. A submission should be (1) approximately 2,500 to 3,000 words in length, (2) written in English, and (3) an original, unpublished work that isn’t available to other publishers.

The deadline for entries is September 1, 2024. All entries will undergo a double-blind review process for initial evaluation, followed by the final selection of the winner by the IMA Committee on Ethics in December 2024. The winning entry will be published on in March 2025. In addition, the winning contributor(s) will have the opportunity to present their article on a Count Me In podcast.

Please send your submissions to, using the subject line “Curt Verschoor Ethics Feature,” and include a completed submission form.

Questions regarding the competition can be sent to

Check out this year’s winner, The Fraud Prevention Pyramid by Douglas M. Boyle, DBA, CMA, CPA, and Dana R. Hermanson, Ph.D.

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