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Loreal Jiles

Director of Research – Digital Technology & Finance Transformation, Institute of Management Accountants

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Loreal Jiles is Director of Research – Digital Technology & Finance Transformation for the Institute of Management Accountants. In this role, she works hands-on with leading and emerging digital tools, engages with leaders in the management accounting profession, and delivers research and resources that enable the upskilling of accounting, finance, and business professionals. Loreal also contributes to the strengthening of the global academic offering of collegiate accounting programs through collaborative research projects, knowledge sharing, and leadership of the IMA Higher Education Endorsement Program through IMA’s Committee on Academic Relations.

Prior to joining IMA, Loreal worked in the energy industry for nearly 15 years across a host of roles covering accounting, digital technology, financial reporting, change management, auditing and planning & performance management, including leading a Robotic Process Automation implementation in a finance organization. 

Loreal is a former IMA Global Board Director and is a member of the IMA Technology Solutions and Practices Committee. In July 2020, Loreal authored an IMA report entitled “Transforming the Finance Function with RPA” and, in January 2020, published an article in Strategic Finance entitled “Govern Your Bots!”  Loreal holds a B.S. in accounting from Southern University in Baton Rouge, La. and MBA from Tulane University.