Community Announcements

  • Monday Nov 26th Bowling - social night

    Hello All,
    We are excited to kick off the holiday season with a social outing to Parkside Lanes in Aurora. This is an excellent opportunity to network with other IMA members and non-members and have some fun bowling. Dinner includes Pizza and pitcher of soda.
    Time - 6:30 pm
    Place - Parkside Lanes, 34W185 Montgomery Rd, Aurora, IL 60504
    Cost - $15
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  • Student Leadership Conference Raffle Winners

    We are excited to announce the winners of the St. Louis Chapter raffle.
    • Paige Amann (University of North Dakota)
    • Amei Wei (Methodist University)
    • Shaymus Dunn (UMass Lowell)

    We enjoyed meeting everyone during the event in St. Louis. More
  • Chapter Dinner Meeting Wednesday November 14th

    ​Marketing Strategy and Media:  Costs, Benefits and Analytics. Each concept is important to accountants as you manage and report SG&A costs!  Revenue depends on developing and implementing marketing strategies!  Please join us for an interesting presentation and conversation!

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  • Webinar on IFRS 16

    Kuwait Chapter of IMA is organizing a webinar on IFRS 16 - Leases on 24th Nov 2018 at 7 pm.

    Kindly register at https://tinyurl.com/y8bjj7tu. More
  • LOUISVILLE 2018 FALL CONFERENCE

    It is not too late to register for our Fall Conference
    DATE: Friday, November 16, 2018, 7:30 - 5:00 p.m.
    LOCATION: The Blankenbaker, 2713 Blankenbaker Road, Louisville, KY 40299
    PRICE: $150 IMA Members ( $175 Non-Member)
    CPE CREDITS: 8 CPE
    Registration deadline is November 12, 2018 More
  • November Speaker

    ​Jesse Tack will be speaking this month on:
    Civilization 2.0 and Food That Heals and Farms That Feed.
    Please join us at Buffalo Wild Wings 3150 Boardwalk in Ann Arbor at 6:00.
    Hope to see you soon. More
  • IMA Movie night at Clark Atlanta University, Monday Nov 12th

    HOW COULD ONE WOMAN STEAL $53 MILLION WITHOUT ANYONE NOTICING? 
     
    As city comptroller of Dixon, IL, Rita Crundwell stole $53 million of public funds across 20 years––making her the perpetrator of the largest case of municipal fraud in American history. 

    You're invited to IMA Movie Night to find out how this could happen!!

    If interested in attending, please email Dr. Smalls at CAU:

    Dr. Tonya Smalls, MBA, CPA, CGMAAssistant Professor of Accounting
    Primary Faculty Advisor - CAU IMA Student Chapter
    TSmalls@CAU.edu

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  • Past President Barker

    It is with sadness that we inform you that Past President, Ginny Barker passed away recently. 

    Virginia Lee “Ginny” (Snapp) Barker, age 58 of Severn, Maryland, passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 surrounded by her loving family.
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  • Members We Need Your Help!!

    What Do Graduates Need to Be Successful Accountants?

    We need your help! The Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the IMA is sponsoring a research study to identify the skills most important to employers in the Mid-Atlantic region. Help us better understand the skills gap and its impact on the region. With your help, we can help prepare graduates for successful careers in accounting.

     Less than 10 minutes of your time could earn you a $5 Amazon gift card

    100 random participants will receive a $5 Amazon gift card 

    Click link inside... More
  • Remembering Ginny Barker

    Ginny Barker passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2018.  She was an active member of the Dayton Chapter and Ohio Regional Council for many years, where she served in various leadership roles.  To many of us, she was a professional colleague, mentor and a dear friend. She will be missed, but always be in our hearts and memories. 

    In memory of Ginny's many contributions to the IMA, I will be creating a tribute page on the Council website.  If you have any pictures of Ginny from past IMA events or have stories you would like to share, please send them to me at cchavez58@chavez-associates.com and I will be sure to post them as I receive them.  I recently posted a collage of pictures on the Council website Home page.  I look forward to receiving your pictures and stories.
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  • Joint Meeting Scheduled with CFMA - New Accounting Standards

    We are very excited to invite IMA members to the November CFMA (Construction Financial Management Association) lunch meeting on Monday, November 26, 2018

    Llywelyn's Pub
    17 West Moody
    Webster Groves, MO  63119

    Presentation by Mark Prouhet, CPA

    Cost is $35.00

    Make checks payable to CFMA and mail your check to address below.  Please note your name/guest name on the check.

    RSVP Required by Monday, November 19th to:
    Sue Cusumano
    RubinBrown LLP
    1 North Brentwood Blvd, 11th Floor
    St. Louis, MO  63105
    314-678-3524
    susan.cusumano@rubinbrown..com

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  • November Chapter Newsletter

    ​The Dallas Fort Worth Area Chapter Newsletter highlights the upcoming chapter meetings, community service events, and fund raiser for the Walter Massie Scholarship Fund is now available.  Check out all the events your chapter officers have planned for November and December. More
  • Job Opportunity - Financial Manager

    Here is the write up from the Strive Group Website Job Board for a Financial Manager Position.

    Spread the Word!

    Are you looking for a highly energetic company who values its employees as family members? Have you been pursuing a position with a company that strives for excellence? Our client prides itself on its work culture and commits to quality and service each and every time.

    This position is responsible for the full spectrum of accounting and business management. In collaboration with the Chief Financial Officer, the incumbent has as priorities:

    Processing payroll
    Processing accounts receivable
    Reconciling month-end close
    Preparing monthly and annual financial reports
    Providing accurate and thorough analysis and forecasting so effective business decisions and strategies can be executed.
    There is no doubt that the responsibilities of this position require a Microsoft Excel expert able to develop and understand pivot tables, VLOOKUPs and Excel macros/VBA. In addition to being a wizard at software, the successful candidate will be great at building and maintaining positive working relationships with a diverse group of people, be flexible and adaptive to disruptions and changing priorities, and have a demonstrated capacity to plan and organize his/her own work.

    Our client would like to meet candidate with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and at least three years of relevant financial management experience. Equally important to experience is attention to detail, accountability and dependability, and a calm, professional demeanor.

    If this sounds like you, we’d love to meet you! Consider applying for this position today! More
  • New way to RSVP

    In moving to our new website and event platform, you will now need to RSVP by going to our website > Events & Education > Chapter Events then click on the event you would like to RSVP to and click RSVP. 

    This is very important as we'll need head counts for food and meeting space. Thank you for working with us on this change! More
  • Join us Tuesday evening Oct 30 at KPMG DC Offices - ACCA

    https://www.acca-usa.com/assnfe/ev.asp?ID=70  ​Click registration link above to attend an event at KPMG Tuesday evening October 30.  You are most welcomed to share this announcement with interested colleagues who wish to connect with IMA and / or the ACCA as they represent international accounting certifications.  1 CPE will be available.  Recall that our IMA established a relationship with the ACCA 

    KPMG DC Office:  1801 K St NW #12000, Washington, DC 20036

    5:30 p.m.–6:15 p.m. Registration and Networking Reception

    6:15 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Opening Remarks

    Carol-Ann Boothe, ACCA DC Chapter Lead & Chair ACCA USA Chapter Network

    6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Accounting Standards Update

    Speakers: Laszlo Schneider, Megan Ashwell, and Nadin Kwasny, KPMG LLP

    7:30 p.m.–7:45 p.m. Closing Remarks and Distribution of CPE Certificates

    Carol-Ann Boothe, ACCA DC Chapter Lead & Chair ACCA USA Chapter Network

    7:45 p.m.–8:15 p.m. Networking Reception

    It will be interesting to learn how this group manages NASBA certification!
    No specific action required but those seeking to attend should send an email RSVP referencing the above subject line to caboothe@kpmg.com with a cc: to me please.

    This is our first interaction with the local ACCA.  IMA and the ACCA have established a global partnership so the invitation is quite timely!

    https://www.accaglobal.com/us/en/member/membership/partner-quals/ima.html  and, as an example, https://www.imanet.org/about-ima/news-and-media-relations/press-releases/2018/10/11/new-acca-and-ima-survey?ssopc=1 with the most recent release in our series of joint surveys and reports.

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  • Chapter Award & Social Media Accounts

    IMA Abu Dhabi Chapter has won 8th Place in the Stevenson Division Chapter Standings for 2018.


    The IMA Abu Dhabi Chapter is also excited to announce that social media accounts through Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin have been established. Links to the social media landing pages of the organization are updated on the footer portion of our website. More
  • Jilbert's Dairy tour - Friday, Nov 30th

    Please join us on Friday, November 30th for a tour of Jilbert's Dairy in Marquette, MI.  Jilbert's Dairy has been in operation since 1937, and has become a staple in the Upper Peninsula.  Come tour the facility with us, earn some CPE and find out how Jilbert's processes more than 4,000,000 lbs of milk every month!

    Where:  Jilbert's Dairy
    Address:  200 Meeske Ave, Marquette MI
    When:  Friday, November 30th at 10:00 AM

    For more information or questions, please contact Dr. Stacy Boyer-Davis at sboyerda@nmu.edu or at 906-227-1805. More
  • IMA Doha Chapter has become a licensed association under Qatar Financial Centre

    IMA Doha Chapter has become an official association in the state of Qatar licensed under the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC).

    The chapter received the approval on the registration application on September 24th. 

    Being a member under QFC would empower the IMA Doha Chapter to better serve the IMA community in the state of Qatar.

    The QFC Authority manages and maintains the QFC legal and tax environment, and licenses firms to conduct business in or from the QFC. The Authority also develops relationships with the global financial community and other key institutions, both within and outside Qatar, helping to develop the country’s private sector.

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  • New jobs posted to the Job Board

    There are new jobs posted to our Chapter Job Board More
  • Celebrating Twenty-Five Years of IMA Membership

    Congratulations to Ohio IMA members who have celebrated 25 years of membership this past quarter.

    Gary L. Floyd, CMA – Akron Chapter
    Mark A. Schoolcraft, CMA – Canton Chapter
    Kathy A. Figard, CMA – Canton Chapter
    Bradley B. Peterson, CMA, CPA – Cleveland Chapter
    Richard Spencer, CMA – Cleveland East Chapter
    Michael D. Hoge – Cleveland East Chapter
    Charlotte K. Collins, CMA – Dayton Chapter
    Mark J. Shindala, CMA – Toledo Chapter More
  • CMA Exam Tips and Techniques: FREE IMA Workshops

    CMA Exam Tips and Techniques:
    FREE IMA Workshops
    on 5 November 2018. 
    Speaker: Mr. Dennis Whitney, CMA, CFM, CAE
    Senior Vice President, ICMA More
  • IMA wins Digital Accountancy Award

    IMA Digital Accountancy Award

    The winners of the Digital Accountancy Forum & Awards 2018 were revealed during a gala dinner held at the Waldorf Hilton in London on 4 October.  Following an interesting conference with a range of speakers from the profession, the awards feature  some of the best of the best in the accounting industry. The award winners including BDO, Deloitte, Crowe, and IMA.

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  • Mr. Excel Event is Sold Out

    Our October 11, 2018 event with Bill Jelen is full.  You can contact us for possible waiting list at cincynorthima@gmail.com.​ More
  • Got Beer?

    Registration is open for the October 16th tour of the 10 Torr Distillery & Brewery.  Click on the Chapter Events link for more information.  We hope to see you at the tour! More
  • Fall Meeting in the Inland Empire, CA area!

    Please joint the Wild West Council for the second meeting of the 2018-19 year!

    We will be meeting in Ontario, CA at the Ontario Airport Hotel and Conference Center.

    CPE, WWC meeting, and networking/social events.

    More details under "Events and Education" More
  • Dallas Ft Worth Area Chapter October Newsletter

  • Bonton Farms Community Service Project - Saturday, October 13th

    The Dallas Fort Worth IMA chapter will hold a community service project at Bonton Farms (6907 Bexar St., Dallas) on Saturday, October 13th from 9:30 AM to 12 PM.

    Bonton Farms is an urban farm located in the neighborhood of Bonton in South Dallas. The Bonton neighborhood is located in a “food desert” (i.e., an urban area in which it is difficult to buy affordable or good-quality fresh food). 

    Join other chapter members and learn where food happens (and it’s not Tom Thumb) by collecting eggs, feeding livestock, weeding, harvesting vegetables and whatever else needs to be done. The link below is short video from the “Texas Country Reporter” series about Bonton Farms.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIZ0Zuo4o7A

    For directions to Bonton Farms, go to https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=bonton+farms+location More
  • Volunteers Needed

    We are excited the Student Leadership Conference will be held in St. Louis Thursday, November 1 - Saturday, November 3, 2018.  We have been asked to provide volunteers for the Registration Table and Concurrent Session monitoring.
    We are looking for volunteers for the following time slots:
    • Registration Table
      • Thursday, Nov. 1  3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
      • Friday, November 2  7:30 a.m. - Noon and Noon - 5 p.m.
      • Saturday, November 3  6:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
    • Concurrent Sessions Monitor/Moderator
      • Friday, November 2  11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
      • Saturday, November 3   8:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

    Please let me know if you are interested in assisting.
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  • Illowa REVIVED!

    It is with great excitement that we announce the revitalization of our Illowa Chapter of the IMA.  The new leadership team includes Marty Coe, Cheryl Stoller, Renee Mavis, and Jenny McGarry.

    Please be watching for news and events in the near future. More
  • FALL CONFERENCE

    Please join us on November 16th, 2018 at the Hickory Metro Convention Center. A full day, 8 hours of CPE. ​More information will be posted soon. More
  • Follow us on social media!

    The IMA Amsterdam Chapter is now more prominently present on social media! Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn for the latest updates about workshops, CPE events and other interesting news! More
  • Ethics for Accounting Professionals

    Ethics for Accounting Professionals with Stephen Anderson, MBA, CMA
    Thursday, November 8, 2018
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
     
    Wake Forest University, Farrell Hall, Room 104
    2.0 Hours Ethics CPE - $30
    RSVP to steve.anderson@entrematic.com by November 1, 2018 More
  • Brief Economic Update with Dr. Andrew Brod

    Time: 6.00pm - 8.00pm

    Date: Thursday, October 18, 2018

    Location: UNCG, Bryan School building, Room 225

    Cost: $20, includes catered dinner More
  • August 2018 Newsletter

    August Newsletter is now available online. It is in Arabic and English, and in PDF format, so feel free to share with your colleagues and friends as it tells everything about IMA (us!) More
  • Cincinnati's Newest CMAs

    Congratulations to our newest CMA's

    Adam J Kossel, CMA
    Kyle Bianco, CMA
    Jeremy Shell, CMA More
  • Program for Oct 26

    Download the great lineup of speakers for the Oct 26 CPE Conference and their presentations here. More
  • Kuwait Chapter wins award for member addition

    Kuwait Chapter has won Gold Medals for Membership Acquisition and Growth in the Stevenson Division. More
  • NCC at the June 2018 Annual Conference

    It was so good to see our NCC chapter represented at the IMA Global conference in Indianapolis!  Frank Homburger co-authored the “100 and counting” byline for our 100th anniversary!  Please consider planning now for the June 2019 IMA Global Conference in San Diego!  Members and supporters of our local chapter at the Indianapolis 2018 IMA Global Conference included

    Derek Fuzzell:  recognized for leadership on the Board, serving as Chair of the 2018 ACE Global Conference Program Committee and member of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee

    Frank Homburger

    Amy Blechinger

    Pete Blechinger

    Shahrzad Khorsandi

    Many long time IMA global members attended of course, including our David McCormick, a Member-at-Large now residing in Florida!  Topics including process robotics, change management, and data analytics within the large scope of management accounting.

    Please do visit our IMA web sites for more updates on the conference and many others areas of news from IMA!

    Thank you for your continuing support!

    Kathleen Sobieralski, Past President

    IMA Nation's Capital Chapter

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  • Attention - Pending Certification Legislation

    Attention all Ohio IMA members, there  is pending legislation in the State of Ohio, the “Reform Occupational Licensing Act,” which would enable the state to set up its own voluntary certification programs, in direct competition with those programs offered by professional associations like IMA. ASAE (American Society of Association Executives) covered the story last week (see article). The bill (S.B. 255) passed the Ohio State Senate in June and was introduced in the State House in July; to date, it has yet to be referred to a committee. We strongly encourage you to also voice your concerns to your local State House representative. More
  • Important Message Sent On Behalf of IMA and Ohio Council President Candace Levine - Please Read

    Dear IMA Cleveland Chapter Members;
     
    There  is pending legislation in the State of Ohio, the “Reform Occupational Licensing Act,” would enable the state to set up its own voluntary certification programs, in direct competition with those programs offered by professional associations like IMA. ASAE (American Society of Association Executives) covered the story last week (see article). The bill (S.B. 255) passed the Ohio State Senate in June and was introduced in the State House in July; to date, it has yet to be referred to a committee. We strongly encourage you to also voice your concerns to your local State House representative.  

    CEO Jeff Thompson shared a sample message for our CMAs to use when contacting their local House representatives:

    Dear [legislator name]:

    I am an Ohio resident and an accounting professional who holds a CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) certification from IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants). I earned the CMA by meeting rigorous standards, including passing a comprehensive exam in my field. I am proud of this accomplishment, and I use the CMA as a title to communicate my qualifications to employers and colleagues. S.B. 255, as passed recently by the State Senate, would interfere with the ability of accounting professionals in Ohio to earn this voluntary certification in the future. I urge you to not pass S.B. 255 and, instead, work to find a better solution, one that would incorporate a wide range of viewpoints on this important issue.

    Thank you for your attention to this important matter.

    Regards
    Tara Barker
    The IMA Community Relations Team More
  • You are invited to the SWOC DAMA Event 10/1

    Hello members,

    Our friends at the Southwest Ohio Data Management Association have invited us to their first chapter event of the year on October 1st.  Please see details of this meeting at their website below. More
  • Voice your concerns!

    Attention all Ohio IMA members, there  is pending legislation in the State of Ohio, the “Reform Occupational Licensing Act,” which would enable the state to set up its own voluntary certification programs, in direct competition with those programs offered by professional associations like IMA. ASAE (American Society of Association Executives) covered the story last week (see article). The bill (S.B. 255) passed the Ohio State Senate in June and was introduced in the State House in July; to date, it has yet to be referred to a committee. We strongly encourage you to also voice your concerns to your local State House representative. More
  • Attention Members

    Attention all Ohio IMA members, there  is pending legislation in the State of Ohio, the “Reform Occupational Licensing Act,” which would enable the state to set up its own voluntary certification programs, in direct competition with those programs offered by professional associations like IMA. ASAE (American Society of Association Executives) covered the story last week (see article). The bill (S.B. 255) passed the Ohio State Senate in June and was introduced in the State House in July; to date, it has yet to be referred to a committee. We strongly encourage you to also voice your concerns to your local State House representative. More
  • Attention Members

    Attention all Ohio IMA members, there  is pending legislation in the State of Ohio, the “Reform Occupational Licensing Act,” which would enable the state to set up its own voluntary certification programs, in direct competition with those programs offered by professional associations like IMA. ASAE (American Society of Association Executives) covered the story last week (see article). The bill (S.B. 255) passed the Ohio State Senate in June and was introduced in the State House in July; to date, it has yet to be referred to a committee. We strongly encourage you to also voice your concerns to your local State House representative. More
  • IMA Series for the Future

    Tune in September 26th at 12 pm EDT for IMA's "Series for the Future" with President and CEO Jeff Thomson on Facebook live. Learn more about our new CMA ad campaign and how management accountants seize opportunities in a digital age. You won't want to miss this!
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  • New CSCAs

    Congratulations to our EIGHT members that have passed the CSCA exam:

    • John Anderson, CMA CFM CSCA
    • Ryan Chase, CMA CSCA
    • Barry Gisser, CMA CFM CSCA
    • Jonathan Hegman, CMA CSCA
    • Joseph Keller, CMA CSCA CPA
    • Alexander Neutgens, CMA CSCA CPA
    • Michael Schmitt, CMA CSCA
    • Gerald Thomas, CMA CSCA

    If you are interested in taking the CSCA exam follow this link More
  • New CMAs!!

    Congratulations to our FOUR new CMAs:

    • Patricia Lange, 3/16/18
    • Quinton Fischer, 4/12/18
    • Ryan Brown, 4/12/18
    • Joshua Tyler Gasow, 7/16/18

    New CMAs receive a complimentary registration to a chapter event.  Contact Trent Kramer, VP of Membership for details. More
  • Vino Venue 2018 Summer Social

    We had a good group for our annual wine-tasting event, about 45 people, as we listened to a fascinating roundup of Metro Atlanta's economic news from Gregg Simon, of the Atlanta Chamber.  Then our regular sommelier Kelly Wheeler shared 6 wines with us (just little tastes, not too much!), including his "house" wine from Italy.  We'll have photos up soon on our Facebook page and here in our home-page slide show. More