Community Announcements

  • Joint venture with The Explorers Conference 2020

    IMA Columbia Chapter has partnered with The Explorers Conference 2020 to provide an incredible opportunity to earn CPE credits and learn from national-level speakers. The program is produced by Dr. Tody Groves, himself a popular speaker amongst leading organizations in industry, government, and acedemia. This is a refreshingly different, cross-discipline, cross-organizational collaboration, championing inclusion, diversity, and independent thinking. More
  • September Newsletter

    Greetings,

    Hard to believe that it is already September and the leaves have started to change. We hope that all of our members are continuing to stay healthy and safe More
  • IMA Kuwait Survey

    Dear All,

    IMA Kuwait Chapter is conducting a survey to determine the topics to be included in upcoming webinars/events.  Kindly participate in the survey by clicking the below link.
    Take the Survey

    Thanks and Regards,
    IMA Kuwait Chapter​ More
  • Las Vegas Chapter September 17, 2020 Lunch and Learn

    Please join us on September 17, at noon, for a relevant presentation on 

    Topic: Las Vegas Chapter: Employees with Children in School - your obligations under the FFCRA

    Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:00 pm, Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-07:00)

    Thursday, September 17, 2020 3:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)

    Registration is mandatory to participate

    Click here to register and/or join

    Event number: 173 952 1296

    Event password: LVsept2020

     

    To receive a call back, provide your phone number when you join the event, or call the number below and enter the access code.

    Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada): 1-866-469-3239

    Call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1-650-429-3300

    Global call-in numbers

    Toll-free dialing restrictions

    Access code: 173 952 1296

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  • Live On-line CMA Exam Review

    The Wild West Council and Arizona Valley of the Sun Chapter are sponsoring a live on-line CMA Exam Review.  The next session will begin September 26th and will cover Part 2 of the exam.  You can find a link for more information or to register on our certifications page. More
  • Operations Finance Manager - Atria Senior Living

    Hello Louisville IMA Members!

    The Atria Senior Living is looking for an Operations Finance Manager and if you are interested in the position contact their Corporate Recruiter Kayla Schaeffer via email kayla.schaeffer@atriaseniorliving.com

    Here is the link to the position: Operations Finance Manager More
  • Sept. 16 Technical meeting

  • Council Board Meeting

    A virtual board meeting will be held Thursday, September 3rd beginning at 4:30.   Board members are encouraged to attend. More
  • New Program Year!

    The Program Book for the 2020-2021 has arrived!

    Browse the details of the events planned along with some other information about the chapter and our council here.

    Registration for September's meeting is open now. Meeting information and the link to register can be found here. More
  • SCMS Midyear Flyer

    Below please see The flyer for the Mid year Conference.   We hope to see as many of you as we can for this special event. 

    Midyear Flyer  More
  • Chapter Board News

    The chapter board members held a planning meeting for our events this year.  We are planning virtual meetings and hope that you will consider these valuable and join in.   The Controller's Workshop will be a 1/2 day virtual session and will include Bill Jelen "Mr. Excel".  

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  • Wild West Council Meeting this Saturday!

    Join us for the first meeting of the 2020-2021 year!

    Saturday, Aug. 29 - 9 am PDT

    Visit the Events Page for details and to register More
  • Interim Director of Accounting | Northeastern, U.S.

    Immediate interim opportunity for an experienced Director of Accounting with current acute care hospital system experience.

    The Interim Director of Accounting manages coordination and administration of the organization’s accounting functions. This includes administering the general accounting, patient business services, including third-party reimbursement, financial, and statistical reporting functions of the hospital in accordance with established policies and accounting procedures.

    Interim Director of Accounting | Northeastern, U.S.

    Competitive Pay | Lodging | Rental Car Or Mileage | Paid Flights Home | World-Class Support


    Interim / Temporary Assignment Overview:

    • Responsible for the workflow of accounting, communication with internal departments and policies and procedures to ensure efficiency and effectiveness
    • Directs/manages assigned departmental staff
    • Oversees the month-end close process to ensure the preparation of monthly financial statements
    • Reviews the general ledger and sub-ledgers for accuracy
    • Confirms that balance sheet accounts are reconciled and that any discrepancies are resolved
    • Ensures appropriate expense accruals to accurately report expenses in the financial statements
    • Confirms that cash accounts are reconciled, and any discrepancies are resolved
    • Validates that invoices are processed timely and accurately
    • Ensures that payroll is run on schedule and that benefits are accurately recorded
    • Participates in the analysis of financial information

    Requirements:

    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or related field, Master’s degree preferred
    • Active Certified Public Accountant - CPA REQUIRED
    • Five+ years of current experience in a Hospital Accounting/Finance Director, Controller/Comptroller, VP of Accounting/Finance or Assistant CFO role
    • Departmental and staff management experience
    • Ability to comprehend, analyze and interpret financial information
    • Knowledge and experience with budgeting
    • Comprehensive knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)
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  • Merit based Scholarships for Institute of Management Accountants - USA

    We take pride in announcing that IMA Delhi Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants, USA is awarding the prestigious one year IMA Student Membership  to students studying in Accounting & Finance related courses. Students from Non Commerce streams may also apply if they want to make a career in Management Accounting.

    IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) is the worldwide association of accountants and financial professionals in the business which awards the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) certification which has been the global benchmark for management accountants and financial professionals.

    For more Info refer  IMA website:
    https://delhi.imanet.org/students/student-resources

    We would like to take the privilege to invite you to apply for the IMA Student Membership

    IMA Student membership helps the students boost their career growth from various benefits including:
    •Attend IMA Members only Event
    •Opportunity to network with professionals  
    •Access to Webinar and Leadership Academy
    •Access to Career Drive®
    •Access to "My IMA Network"
    •Can Earn CMA® (Certified Management Accountant)
    •Access to information on vacancies and Internships opportunities in leading MNCs'

    IMA Delhi Chapter is offering  Limited free memberships to the students, based on  First Come First Serve basis.

    Apply Now: Interested students may send an email stating their name, course, roll number at email id: delhi@imachapter.org

    Deadline for Application: 27th August 2020

    For more information please feel free to connect with us. 
    IMA Delhi Chapter, INDIA 
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  • Hartford Networking Meeting - August 25th!

    The Hartford Chapter of the IMA will be hosting a fun evening with group activities and a chance to meet other IMA members and non‐IMA guests. Please feel free to invite your colleagues and friends to this event.

    Grab your beverage of choice along with a favorite snack and join us!
    Tuesday, August 25th
    6:00 p.m. ‒ 7:30 p.m.
    Virtual Networking Night More
  • Webinar: Managing the Impact of Digital Transformation Strategically

    The webinar will be presented by the chapter's president Mr. Hussain Zainal. For more information about the webinar and registration, please visit the below link More
  • Act now before August 31st:

    Click the link below for the complete list of current no cost CPE. Register for the 2 in the first paragraph (by Aug 31) for no cost enrollment and one year to complete.

    https://www.imanet.org/membership/benefits

     

    At $230 a year for regular membership the no cost CPE programs are very valuable!  Please share with others as they may have an interest.

     ** Open the latest issue of the SF Magazine  https://sfmagazine.com/current-issue/

    The SF Magazine offers many resources for all with Excel tips and now explaining how the BOT is here! Learn how robotic process automation (RPA) systems are in use today and planned for tomorrow!

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  • August Virtual Meeting

    IMA Global has directed all chapters to suspend all in-person meetings and events until further notice.  Please join us for our virtual chapter meetings held with Webex and our Book Club networking events. More
  • Chapter Grants

    Be sure to submit your Chapter Grant application by 9/18/20. More info can be found within About Council, Chapter Grants. More
  • 3 New Chapters to the Mid-America Council!

    We want to welcome the Cedar Rapids Chapter, Dubuque Tri-State Chapter, and the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Chapter to our Council. More
  • Submit Your Speaker Proposal for ACE2021

    Share your knowledge and expertise with the IMA community at our next Annual Conference & Expo, taking place June 13-16, 2021, at the Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. The deadline to submit is Friday, August 28, 2020. Visit www.imaconference.org for more information and to submit your proposal.

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  • Congratulations to our 25-Year Members!

    James E. Duffie, CMA, CPA

    Charles R. Rote, CMA

     

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  • Summer 2020 Newsletter


    Albuquerque Chapter News 

    June 2020
     

    Upcoming Events 2020-2021
    Details to follow as event dates approach and COVID-19 social gathering guidelines are released.

    September – Employment Outlook Presentation
    Online Robert Half presentation. Coordinated by Joe Mercadante

    Late October – Ethics presentation
    Online IMA Global Presentation. Coordinated by Tom Francl.  Free!  1 hr of CPE credit

    Early December – Toy Drive
    Brewery Tour Coordinated by Michelle Lucero.  Location TBD.  On ground event pending COVID guidelines.  Volunteers needed!  Contact Alaina Mackin if you are interested in helping out.

    Mid-February - Student Luncheon
    Free 90-minute luncheon event with Presentation on IMA, ABQ Chapter, CMA, CMA Scholarships.  Coordinators:  Christina Bailey, Charlotte Elliot & Aspen Harding.  On ground event at UNM ABQ campus.

    Late March – Cybersecurity Presentation
    Online Presentation Coordinated by Jeff Sakamoto

    Early May – Industry Fraud
    Free Online presentation by the Lead FBI Investigator Special Agent Mike Anderson, on the Ethics at Enron.  Coordinated by  Alaina Mackin.


    Local Employment Listing
    Controller
    Controller position needed for a growing fast-paced manufacturing & retail business in Albuquerque, NM.  Established business requires a highly experienced controller with strong leadership, problem-solving, and team-building skills, as well as integrity, attention to detail, and work ethic.  You will be a valuable member of the senior management team and the primary point of contact with external CPA’s, bankers, insurance brokers, and governmental regulatory agencies.  This person will take a leadership role with operating budgets and other management reporting systems as needed.  Timely and accurate monthly financial statements are also mission-critical.  Four years of experience as an accounting manager or controller and two years in a manufacturing environment are desired. Appropriate accounting education and credentials are expected. Competitive compensation and benefits including health insurance, retirement, and paid time off.   If your professional standards and aspirations are high and you enjoy being a part of a successful winning team we would like to meet you. 
    Apply to:  Houston@truenorthbnp.com


    IMA CPE Opportunities (FREE! for IMA Members)

    Below is just a sampling of the variety of FREE courses offered.  Check them out!

    IMA Data Analytics & Visualization Fundamentals Certificate™

    IMA Data Analytics & Visualization Fundamentals Certificate™
    Earn an IMA professional certificate, a digital badge, and 9 NASBA CPE in data analytics and visualization fundamentals.

    IMA Excel 365: Tips in Ten

    IMA Excel 365: Tips in Ten
    15+ Nano-courses (10 minutes each) demonstrating new features released in Excel 365.  Each nano-course earns 0.2 CPE credits

    Blockchain 101 by IMA

    Blockchain 101 by IMA
    Blockchain 101 by IMA, developed with contributing author Sean Stein Smith, DBA, is a gamified e-learning course designed to increase your foundational knowledge of blockchain technology. 1 CPE credit

    IMA Strategy and Competitive Analysis Learning Series®

    IMA Strategy and Competitive Analysis Learning Series®
    A set of engaging, online self-study courses, a practice question bank, and reference resources designed to provide an overview of strategy and competitive analysis and help improve strategic partnering skills.  CPE credit varies per course

    Count Me In for CPE Podcast

    Count Me In for CPE
    IMA’s podcast about all things affecting the accounting and finance world, now with CPE!  Each 10-20 minutes podcast earns 0.20 CPE

     

    Comments?  Please direct any questions or comments about the content of this Newsletter to Alaina Mackin, VP - Communications, ABQ IMA Chapter
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  • Invitation from the IMA Kansas City Chapter

    I wanted to update you on some of IMA Kansas City's Chapter plans for this Fall 2020.

     

    September 16, 2020 

    Time: 6:00PM

    Guest speakers: Dr. Kimberly Swanson Church form Missouri State University, Dr. Gail Hoover King from Washburn University in Topeka, KS, and Dr. Pam Schmidt from Washburn. 

    Topic will be "Linked In for Professional Branding," and will include a survey of participants for a research project they will be presenting. 

    We think this meeting will also be a good opportunity for student chapter participation.

     

     In October, their Annual Conference will be a series of four lunch hour webinars from October 20-23, followed by a 2-hour ethics program on Friday October 23, 2020.

    Details below:

     

    October 20, 2020

    Time: 11:30AM-12:45PM (updated time)

    Guest Speaker: Laurie Graves, Graves Consulting, LLC, Tulsa, OK

    Topic will be "Organizational Culture and Your Total Rewards Strategy".

    1.5 hours CPE

     

    October 21, 2020

    Time: 12 noon-1:15PM

    Guest Speaker: Dan Stifter

    Topic will be "Current Business Strategy Topics".

    1.5 hours CPE

    St Joseph Pony-Express Chapter will be co-hosting this webinar.

     

    October 22, 2020

    Time: 12 noon-1:15PM

    Guest Speaker: Lauren Johnson, CMA, Johnson & Johnson

    Topic will be "The Path to Industry 4.0 Implementation"

    Lauren co-authored an article on this topic in the June issue of Strategic Finance.

    1.5 hours CPE

     
    October 23, 2020

    Time: 11:30 AM-12:45 PM

    Guest Speaker: Chris Kuehl, Economist, Armada Corporate Intelligence

    Topic will be:  "Economic Update".

    1.5 hours CPE

     
    October 23, 2020

    Time: 1:00-2:40 PM

    Guest Speaker: Barbara Scofield, Washburn University

    Topic will be: “IMA Ethics Course”.

    2 hours CPE

    Follow the link to their chapter website to register.

    KC IMA Chapter Web-site

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  • 2020-2021 Summer Planning Session! Next one August 18th!

  • Website Updated

    We have updated our Chapter website to include a new Chapter President's message, new board members, new job postings, updated events, and a blog section. More
  • IMA Delhi Chapter Social Media Accounts

    Dear members,

    In our continued efforts to keep you updated with the latest news and developments at IMA, we are happy to share that IMA Delhi Chapter is now active on the following Social Media platforms to provide you with the latest updates from the chapter:

    WhatsApp : https://chat.whatsapp.com/3rLsjzBaTn9FBAepgpq8tS

    LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/company/ima-delhi-chapter

    Instagram : https://instagram.com/imadelhi?igshid=2vjlfjnytexy

    Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/IMA-Delhi-Chapter-104491831334112/

    Twitter : https://twitter.com/imadelhichapter?s=09

    Please follow the above social media accounts for our regular chapter updates and stay connected.

    Stay Safe, Stay Connected!!

    Regards,
    Sandeep Khullar
    Chapter President
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  • Italian Translated COLLECTION OF STRATEGIC FINANCE articles

    With the attached document, we're starting an Italian Translated Collection of STRATEGIC FINANCE articles. This initiative aims to make easier for all our chapter Members to drain attention to the Value of IMA NETWORK's Research in the field of Management Accounting. Please feel free to share the translation to your Colleagues. More
  • Chapter Newsletter Available

    Hello Everyone,

     We are pleased to announce the latest edition of the chapter newsletter. Click here to read it.

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  • 2020-21 | Quarter 1 | Chapter Newsletter

    Abu Dhabi Chapter is pleased to share its first edition of Newsletter for 2020-21 (Qtr 1). Click here to read http://bit.ly/2MHUZNj More
  • CMA Scholarship Award

    The Tulsa Chapter of the IMA is once again offering a $1,000 scholarship to any members that successfully pass the CMA exam. More
  • Welcome to New Board of Mumbai Chapter

    We Welcome the New Board of Mumbai Chapter for year 2020-21.

    CMA -  Mr. Sunil Deshmukh - President 

    CMA Mr. Sarvottam Rege: Vice President Engagement,
    CMA Ms. Rujuta Rane: Secretary,
    CMA Ms. Anagha Prabu: Treasurer,
    Mr. Yash Chavan: Web Master,
    Directors’ at large:
    CMA Ritesh Chaudhary, CMA Ms.Shibani Dabholkar &  Ms.Niharika Tripathi.

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  • IMA Hong Kong Chapter Opening Meeting

    Group Picture
    During the IMA event of May 2018 in Hong Kong, Ms. Ginger R. White, IMA Chair-Elect, and Mr. Jim Piechowski, International Operations Director, briefed the achievement of IMA during the past 99 years around the world with 300 global chapters in 140 countries. HK members expressed the interest to set up a local chapter and enhance the professional image of IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) in Hong Kong.

    In early Jun 2018, IMA was exploring the possibility of creating a new chapter to serve the needs of members living in Hong Kong. The goal is to form an Organizing Committee of dedicated local professionals who will help members stay up-to-date on essential business knowledge through professional education events, make valuable network connections with finance professionals, enhance leadership skills by being a part of IMA chapter, and gain career insight via mentoring program.


    A kick-off meeting was held on August 10th, 2018 in Hong Kong with CMA members from different industries. A brief introduction of IMA history and current situation was presented at the beginning of the meeting showing the success of this professional association during the past century.  Then participants were then given an opportunity to introduce themselves showing a complementary experience and industries in the local chapter pool.

    An election of the chapter officers was held after the presentations of leadership candidates. Stella LU was voted unanimously as the President of the Hong Kong Chapter. Mona XIANG and Gabriel TSE were voted as Treasurer and Secretary respectively.

    This is just the beginning. Formation of the Chapter is still in process, and the support from IMA members are highly appreciated. We look forward to the day the chapter is officially set up. There will be a lot of professional events this forthcoming year. Stay tuned!

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  • IMA Virtual Student Leadership Conference

    The IMA Student Leadership Conference is going virtual! Join us on Friday, November 13 as IMA hosts a can't-miss one-day virtual event, designed exclusively for students and academics. This Conference is packed with inspiring speakers, including a kickoff keynote speech by a Fortune 500 CEO, a session on career success in the digital age, a Virtual Career Expo, and more! Visit www.imaslc.org for more information. Registration opens September 8.

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  • Gleim CMA Study Material Offer

    The Joplin Tri-State  IMA Chapter has partnered with Gleim to ensure your success on the CMA exam!

    Nearly 40 years ago, Gleim set the standard for CMA exam review. Today, as an industry leader and IMA Strategic Partner, we continue to dedicate ourselves to preparing candidates to pass quickly and confidently. The 2020 Gleim CMA Review includes our ground-breaking adaptive platform that identifies where candidates need to focus (and where they don’t) and tells them when they are ready to sit for the exam. The system also includes thousands of the most realistic CMA exam questions, the most comprehensive coverage, dedicated and reliable support, and more. More CMAs have passed with Gleim—we have the experience to guide you to exam success! IMA chapter members, order now and save at least 30% on our Premium CMA Review System.

    Place your order directly online by going to gleim.com/IMAJoplin or contact Alexandra Graham at 800.874.5346 ext 428 or imachapters@gleim.com to learn about the other significant discounts you are eligible for as an IMA Chapter member.

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  • June Newsletter is here!

    Please see our June 2020 newsletter More
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  • Gleim Discount Increased!

    The Winnebagoland IMA Chapter has partnered with Gleim to ensure your success on the CMA exam!

    Nearly 40 years ago, Gleim set the standard for CMA exam review. Today, as an industry leader and IMA Strategic Partner, we continue to dedicate ourselves to preparing candidates to pass quickly and confidently. The 2020 Gleim CMA Review includes our ground-breaking adaptive platform that identifies where candidates need to focus (and where they don’t) and tells them when they are ready to sit for the exam. The system also includes thousands of the most realistic CMA exam questions, the most comprehensive coverage, dedicated and reliable support, and more. More CMAs have passed with Gleim—we have the experience to guide you to exam success! IMA chapter members, order now and save at least 30% on our Premium CMA Review System.

    Place your order directly online by going to gleim.com/IMAWinnebagoland or contact Alexandra Graham at 800.874.5346 ext 428 or imachapters@gleim.com to learn about the other significant discounts you are eligible for as an IMA Chapter member.

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  • Las Vegas Chapter Lunch and Learns - Free CPE

    Our Las Vegas Chapter Board is happy to announce that we will have a series of Lunch and Learn Webinars, during this time when we cannot have a live event. 
    Our first event topic is timely.  It is Cultivating a Bias Free Workplace.  Our speaker is Derek Fuzzell, who is currently on the IMA Global Board of Directors, and speaks at many IMA events.  He is an engaging speaker and we hope you enjoy, learn some new information, and earn 1 hour of CPE.  This event is from noon to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 18th.  You need to register to attend.  See our Events tab on this Chapter Portal, or click the link below.

    Your Las Vegas Chapter Board More
  • 2020 Q2 Newsletter

    Here is our new newsletter. Enjoy the read! More
  • Now Available: Recordings of our April & May meetings!

    If you weren't able to attend the webinars in April or May, you're in luck! The PowerPoint slides and playback recording of both sessions are now posted in our meeting documents library! (Note: playback recordings are not eligible for CPE.) More
  • Job Board Reactivated

    In the current economic environment, we have reactivated our chapter job board (About Chapter/Job Board).  Right now we have one job posted, but have had other expressions of interest in posting.  If you have an open position, send it to our email (sandiego@imachapter.org).   We have also relaxed the requirement that job posters be members of the chapter.  There is no cost to either employers or job seekers.  Feel free to email us with suggestions on how to make the site more useful. More
  • IMA Bahrain First Webinar - FinTech

    It is our pleasure to present to you our first Webinar. The topic of the webinar will be "FinTech 101" and shall be presented by Wajeeha Awadh.

    For more information about the webinar and speaker please visit the below page. More
  • AI and Machine Learning Language- How to use the technology in the field of Accounting and Finance!

    Today's webinar was conducted with great enthusiasm and interaction.The attendees from across the globe were enriched by the excellent presentation by our honourable speakers of the day.Our Honourable speakers of the day were Mr Hesham Saad Al Ghamdi, Mr Balaji HR , Mr Vijay Soni, Mr Narasimhan Elangovan and Mr Sreekanth AS who enlightened us on the hot topic:" Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning". These excellent speakers provided the viewers with the precious information needed for AI and Machine learning with our moderator of the day Miss Neha SoniIMA would also like to thank its Board members, team members and its attendees for making this session a successful one. IMA looks forward to future webinars , until then stay home and stay safe. More
  • Annual Survey Time!

    Hello everyone!

    It’s annual survey time again! Please complete the short survey at the link below and let us know how the chapter can best serve your needs.

    All respondents who include their name and email will be entered into a drawing for a $25 gas card. Please submit your feedback by end of day on May 29th.

    2020 has certainly been a wild ride! One benefit of the COVID19 pandemic is that it has highlighted a lot of areas that were ripe for improvement and further study in every part of our lives. Even before this unprecedented global crisis arrived, our chapter board had been giving a lot of thought to what our purpose was and how we could best deliver value to our members and community.

    The IMA aims to be the leading resource for developing, certifying, connecting, and supporting the world’s best accountants and financial professionals in business. Chapters and Councils exist to promote networking and educational events in the local area.

    What does that mean in the current environment? The world is constantly changing, at an accelerating rate. Our workforce is evolving as the generational make up shifts and priorities and preferences are reevaluated. Technology is connecting us and providing an enormous amount of opportunity and choice in how we learn and interact. Time is a precious commodity and so many activities compete for the same limited number of hours in each day. Where does that leave the role of local chapters?
     
    Over the past few years we’ve observed a striking decline in meeting attendance, member engagement, and overall chapter participation. This trend indicates that our current chapter event offerings may not be serving the needs of our membership. This is why we solicit feedback from our membership each year in the form of an annual survey: What type of networking and CPE offerings are you interested in? What fits best into the host of other commitments you have? How can the chapter support your active participation in the organization?

    Please complete the short survey at the link below and let us know what matters to you. The chapter exists solely to support local membership development and we’d love to put together a 2020-2021 program that inspires renewed interest and engagement in our community of finance professionals, students, and educators. More
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  • Kapitol Dome Newsletter - May

    The May issue of the KD is available for your reading pleasure.   click More