Council News

Wild West Council News

  • Bob Dow Ethics presentation - Dec 2017

    n Friday December 15th, we held a breakfast event with 2.0 hrs of CPE in Ethics.  Long-time IMA contributor Bob Dow made a very informative and entertaining presentation at La Madeleine at the Perimeter. 

    Thanks to those 28 folks in attendance for bringing food for the Atlanta Community Food Bank --- we took 62 pounds of cans and packages to their center!
  • Nov 2017 lunch with IMA President Jeff Thomson

    On Monday November 6th, we held a luncheon with the President of IMA Global, Jeff Thomson, at the Ritz Carlton.  Very interesting talk about robotics and related compliance issues, and good to see several board members from our Clark Atlanta student chapter there.
  • مابعد الحدث - محاضرة ضريبة القيمة المضافة

    بتوفيق من الله تعالى، حضر عدد كبير، تجاوز ال ٥٠٠ شخص، في محاضرة ضريبة القيمة المُضافة المنعقدة تحت مظلة جمعية المحاسبين الإداريين بالرياض. 
     
    معظم الحضور كان من المهنيين في مجال المحاسبة والمالية ويعملون في الشركات والبنوك - وردود الفعل والتعليقات عن المحاضرة والمحاضرين وحسن التنظيم، كانت محفزة للغاية، ولله الحمد.

    ونوجه الشكر الجزيل لجامعة الأمير سلطان، وللمحاضرين ومن حضر وفريق العمل وكل من ساهم ودعم جهود جمعية المحاسبين الإداريين بكل الوسائل ومنها الدعاء بظهر الغيب.

     
    لمعرفة المزيد عن جمعية المحاسبين الإداريين بالرياض
    riyadh.imanet.org
  • Talk on IFRS 9, Financial Instruments by Mr. M. S. Mathew of Deloitte Kuwait.

    Date: Saturday, 3rd March, 2018 
    Time: 6 pm – 9:30pm  
    Venue: GUST, Masjid Al Aqsa Street, Mubarak Al-Abdullah 
    Location: Gulf University for Science and Technology 
     
    Please confirm your attendance by registering on https://imamiddleeast.org/event-registration-form by the 28th February, 2018.
    The event will entitle you to 2 CPE's
  • Mid Atlantic Council Student Conference

    ​Attend our student conference at Cabrini University on April 20, 2018.
  • Controller's Council Returns for 2018

    The San Diego Controller's Council is back for 2018!  First meeting will be Wednesday, February 21st.  Lunch will be provided free of charge and you will receive 1-2 CPE credits for attending.  Check the Events page to RSVP and for additional information.  

    Future dates are
    April 18
    June 20
    September 19
    October 17.
  • January-2018 Newsletter

    January 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!)
  • Job Opportunity: Plant Finance Manager - Fremont, OH

    Job opportunity for a Plant Finance Manager position.  A large, rapidly growing manufacturer located in Fremont, OH. They have a great company culture, work hard to promote a healthy work life balance and will allow this individual to make an immediate impact! There will be a heavy focus in costing in this role. While you will not have direct reports, you will have full P&L responsibility and will manage the finance function for the entire plant. Some of the additional job responsibilities, include:

    -Preparing financial reports
    -Month end close
    -Forecasting and budgeting
    -Analysis of balance sheets for key accounts
    -Preparing and analyzing P&L statements, material usage, cost statements, labor and sales and manufacturing statistics
    -Analyzing operating and financial results and providing process improvement suggestions
    -Assisting in internal and external audits

    Requirements/preferences:

    -7+ years of financial analysis and costing experience within manufacturing is absolutely required
    -Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance
    -SAP experience preferred

    Please email your resume to Sarah ASAP to discuss this exciting opportunity further!

    Thank you!!

    Sarah Panfil I Search Consultant
    sarah.panfil@kellyfinance.com
    Office: 216.308.7342

    www.kellyservices.com
  • Event coming up on March 2nd

    We are pleased to announce that we are holding lectures on IMA Tokyo chapter with 
    Jeff Thomson, CEO of IMA headquarters, as a guest.

    Those who would like to participate please drop an e-mail to infoTokyoIMA@gmail.com 
    with the following information by Saturday, February 24, 2018.

    ・ Affiliation (IMA member, student, non-member)
    ・ Whether you would like to attend a social gathering after the lectures or not
    ・ Membership number (IMA members only)

    【Date and time】
    Friday, March 2, 2018  
    17: 00-20: 00

    【Venue】
    Waseda University Waseda Campus Building No. 11 4th Floor Conference Room #4
    https://www.waseda.jp/top/en/ access/waseda-campus

    【program】
    16: 30 Doors open

    17: 00 Lecture 1 "theme to be announced"
    Mr. Jeff Thomson (IMA President and CEO)

    17: 45 Lecture 2 "theme to be announced"
    Mr. Zennichiro Ishibashi (Japan CFO Association)

    18: 30 Social gathering @ Restaurant Nann- tei  (1st floor of Ohkuma Kaikan within Waseda campus)

    【Fee】
    Lectures: Free
    Party gathering: 5,000 yen (to be taken on the day)

    Further details will be announced as soon as the details of the lecture are ready.
    We hope to see you there!
  • Michigan Council's 16th Annual Fall Conference

    The Michigan Council of IMA completed its 16th Annual Fall Conference on Monday, October 23, 2017. Attendance again topped 200 participants.  The annual, all-day seminar, offers members and guests a full-day of accounting and finance updates, along with 2 hours of Ethics.  Those who require hours of continuing professional education to maintain their CMA, CFA or CPA certificates, were able to complete 8 hours of CPE by attending this popular regional conference.

    A highlight of the conference is always the keynote speech by the incoming Global IMA Chair-Elect, and the presentation of awards and prizes for excellence in chapter and council competition. This year, attendees enjoyed the talk by IMA Chair-Elect, Ginger White, who discussed how Six Sigma changes the decision making process.

    Click on link to view Fall Conference photos:
    https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1o42vbOT3D4Q7FRfqttssZS7zhq0z714ty1dL-gddB88/edit?usp=sharing

  • IMA Profile

    Please check your IMA profile to ensure that your contact information is correct. 
    Not a member but would like to receive program information?  Look to the bottom of this webpage to sign up for updates.
  • Board of Directors Meeting

    The next Board of Directors meeting will be on Wednesday, January 31st.  

    If you are interested in joining the BOD, please contact Kathy Allen.
  • IMA is 100,000 members strong!

    IMA is 100,000 members strong! We are proud to celebrate this milestone with IMA members everywhere.Our community is expanding, creating a global network of support that enriches careers&strengthens the management accounting profession.Thank you to all IMA members and volunteers!
    https://twitter.com/IMA_News/status/955841499207528448
  • San Antonio IMA Chapter Updates

    *Board Position available immediately: VP of Communication

    Duties include: The internet is our media and you are our voice. Help spread the word about our chapter's events and news by updating our website and other sharing outlets.

    Interested in stepping into this role? Please contact Jennifer at jml@ssacpa.com

    Not sure this is the right role for you, but want to help? Give us a holler and let us know you're interested!
  • January Educational Luncheon

    ​​Our January Educational Luncheon is coming up! It will be on Tuesday January 16, 2016, from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm in the EMSL room, at 3335 Innovation Boulevard, Richland, WA 99354.

    Our speaker is Nathan Burt, CPA, giving a 2018 tax update. One CPE credit will be provided for the meeting.

    Come join us for this educational luncheon! Contact us for any questions​
  • Educational Luncheon

    Our next Educational Luncheon is coming up soon! It will be on Tuesday, December 19 2017, from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at the EMSL building, 902, Batelle Blvd, Richland, WA 99354.

    Our speaker is Dr. Donna Paul - discussing “Alternative Valuation Methods”.  One CPE credit will be provided for the meeting.

    Come join us for this educational luncheon! Contact us for any questions​
  • Stay Connected With Chapter Discussions in Link Up IMA

    Make sure you're getting notifications of discussions on our website.  You can opt to receive these in real time, as a daily digest, or choose no notification.  Simply click the  "more..." link in the Latest Discussions box to the left on our home page and select the "settings" drop down next to your picture.

    You can use this area to reply to current discussions or start a new discussion of your own.
  • Technical meetings coming up

    January Meeting is next Tuesday at Stonebridge Country Club. We will be meeting there February 22nd to hear Carol Portman
  • December-2017 Newsletter

    December 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!)
  • Cleveland East Chapter Is Now On Twitter!

    After a long hiatus, the IMA Cleveland East Chapter is back on Twitter.  Stay up to date on the latest Chapter news and events.  Be sure to follow us on Twitter at @IMACleveast.​​​
  • Webinars from IMA Leadership Academy

    For the kind attention of the students and members: 
    IMA Leadership Academy Upcoming Webinars

    2/6/18 Mentoring the IMA Way
    3/6/18 Diversity and Inclusion
    4/3/18 Mindset of High Performance Leaders (Guest speaker Mike Lejeune)
    5/1/18 Transformational Leadership
    6/5/18 Essential Team Skills
    7/10/18 Advanced Team Skills
    8/7/18 Employee Engagement: The Competitive Advantage
  • Student Chapter

    The New Student IMA Chapter at BU is seeking companies who might want to host a Plant Tour for the students. If any member company would like to host a Plant Tour please contact the Student Chapter President Hector Meneses  at hectorjm@bu.edu
  • Another Domains for Korea Chapter Site

    Hi all, 
    We have facebook group right now. 
    please go to 
    http://www.cmakorea.co.kr
    then you can find the group. 
    Thanks, 

    Ryan
  • Visit of CEO & President of IMA to India

    Dear members,

    Jeffrey C. Thomson, CMA, CSCA, CAE, president and CEO of the IMA (Institute of Management Accountants), and one of Accounting Today's "Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting,"  will be traveling to Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai and Delhi on January 18-25, 2018 and addressing different events. 

    By attending this session, you can earn 2 CPE credit and learn: 
    What are the risks and opportunities for accountants in business?
    What technologies do accountants need to be aware of and master?
    How does one improve analysis and insight skills to become a trusted business partner?
    What are the challenges keeping CFOs and finance executives up at night?
    The Delhi event will be held as per below:
    Event: IMA Delhi Chapter Event  
    City: Delhi 
    Date and Time: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 from 0930 am to 1100 am 
    Venue: The Park Hotel, Parliament Street
  • Cleveland Chapter Technical Meeting - 1/23/18

    The IMA Cleveland Chapter would like to invite all members and guests of the IMA Cleveland East Chapter on Tuesday January 23, 2018 at 6 PM. at the Holiday Inn on Rockside Road in Independence for their monthly technical meeting. The topic will be "13 Fraud Prevention Considerations". Guest speaker will be Frank Suponcic, Partner at Skoda Minotti.

    You do not need to be a member to attend. Open to the public. Cost is $30 per person, and $10 for students with a current student ID. Cost includes dinner and 2 CPE. Please RSVP to Honey Wess at (216)496-8597 or honey_wess@yahoo.com. Please visit the IMA Cleveland Chapter website at cleveland.imanet org for additional information.
  • Contgratulations Renee Lesko

    ​Renee has just achieved her CSCA certification!  Congrats!  Way to go!
  • Congratulations Robin Schade!

    Happy 25 Year Anniversary with IMA!
  • January 9th Dinner

    Tomorrow's balmy forecast of 38 degrees is cause for celebration!  Reserve your spot now at the January 9th dinner presentation "Everything Is a Negotation".  This presentation is applicable to your business and personal skill set.  Don't miss it!
  • Congratulations to those who earned CMA or CSCA credentials in the second half of 2017!

    New CMA credentials awarded:
    • Yong Phil Ryu, CMA, CPA (July)
    • Dwight LeCelle, CMA (August)
    • Jacob Paul Willis, CMA (August)
    • Bruce Patterson, CMA (September)
    • Vien Van, CMA (November)


    New CSCA credentials awarded:
    • Dr. Laurie Burney, CMA, CSCA, CPA (November)
    • Kevin McCarthy, CMA, CSCA (November)
    • Jennifer Mowen, CMA, CSCA (November)
  • Happy "News" Year

    Click the link to read the January issue of our KAPITOL DOME newsletter.  (or go to http://conta.cc/2ECPUyw )
  • KSA-VAT Readiness -Forum

    ​We are pleased to invite you to participate in the VAT readiness forum in association with VAT Advisors to address short queries from our members. You may post your comments and queries on following link: 
     
    Each member is requested to post only one or two questions on this forum. This will remain open tillTuesday, 2nd January 2018​​
  • New website!

    Welcome to our new IMA Minneapolis Chapter website! Thanks for visiting. We look forward to your feedback.
  • THANK YOU AGAIN TO ALL OUR SPONSORS, PARTICIPANTS AND SPEAKERS:

    ​We appreciate all of our sponsors, participants and speakers for the support of this year's Tulsa IMA conference.  We had well over 300 in attendance again and thought our speakers did a great job keeping us entertained and educating us as well.   CPE certificates are being prepared and will be sent to the email used for registration. 

    We look forward to beginning the planning for 2018 soon and would take any input you may have if you did not provide it via the evaluation forms at the event.  Also, we are kicking off our Fall lunch series in September and hope you will find time to join us at one of the monthly lunch meetings. 

    Thank you, Conference Committee
    IMA - Tulsa Chapter
  • Welcome to our new website

    ​We will be posting educational and networking events as they are planned in the event section of this website. Please let us know if you have any ideas on topics you are interested in. Please use the discussion forum on this website page to post questions or virtually network with your peers within in this chapter. 

  • New website!

    Welcome to our new IMA Mid-South, Memphis Area Chapter website! Thanks for visiting. We look forward to your feedback.
  • New website!

    ​Welcome to our new IMA Central Florida Chapter website! Thanks for visiting. We look forward to your feedback.
  • Welcome to our new website

    ​We will be posting educational and networking events as they are planned in the event section of this website. Please let us know if you have any ideas on topics you are interested in. Please use the discussion forum on this website page to post questions or virtually network with your peers within in this chapter. 

  • New website!

    Welcome to our new IMA South Birmingham Chapter website! Thanks for visiting. We look forward to your feedback.
  • Welcome to our new website

    ​We will be posting educational and networking events as they are planned in the event section of this website. Please let us know if you have any ideas on topics you are interested in. Please use the discussion forum on this website page to post questions or virtually network with your peers within in this chapter. 

  • New website!

    ​Welcome to our new IMA Palm Beach Area Chapter website! Thanks for visiting. We look forward to your feedback.
  • Pass the CMA Exam with Gleim!

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

    Gleim CMA Review has the largest exam-emulating test bank of multiple-choice and essay questions, our popular CMA exam instructional videos, and a no-hassle Access Until You Pass® guarantee. Pass the CMA exam with Gleim CMA, the #1 CMA Prep Course on the market which has trained more CMAs than any other course available.

    Place your order directly online by going to gleim.com/IMAPikesPeak or contact Melissa Leonard at 800.874.5346 or imachapters@gleim.com to learn about the significant discounts you are eligible for as an IMA Chapter member.
  • New Website!

    Welcome to our new IMA Canton Chapter website! Thanks for visiting. We look forward to your feedback.
  • New Website!

    ​Welcome to our new IMA Massachusetts North Shore Chapter website! Thanks for visiting. We look forward to your feedback.
  • Welcome to our new website

    We will be posting educational and networking events as they are planned in the event section of this website. Please let us know if you have any ideas on topics you are interested in. Please use the discussion forum on this website page to post questions or virtually network with your peers within in this chapter.
  • Welcome to our new website

    ​We will be posting educational and networking events as they are planned in the event section of this website. Please let us know if you have any ideas on topics you are interested in. Please use the discussion forum on this website page to post questions or virtually network with your peers within in this chapter. 

  • New Website!

    ​Welcome to our new IMA Lake West Point Area Chapter  website! Thanks for visiting. We look forward to your feedback.
  • New Website!

    Welcome to our new IMA Greater Greenville Chapter website! Thanks for visiting. We look forward to your feedback.
  • Welcome to our new website

    ​We will be posting educational and networking events as they are planned in the event section of this website. Please let us know if you have any ideas on topics you are interested in. Please use the discussion forum on this website page to post questions or virtually network with your peers within in this chapter. 

  • Welcome to our new website

    ​We will be posting educational and networking events as they are planned in the event section of this website. Please let us know if you have any ideas on topics you are interested in. Please use the discussion forum on this website page to post questions or virtually network with your peers within in this chapter. 

  • New Website!

    Welcome to our new IMA Chattanooga Chapter website! Thanks for visiting. We look forward to your feedback.
  • New Website!

    Welcome to our new IMA Lowcountry Chapter website! Thanks for visiting. We look forward to your feedback.
  • New Website!

    Welcome to our new IMA Providence Chapter website! Thanks for visiting. We look forward to your feedback.​
  • New Facebook Page


    IMA Boston Chapter has a new Facebook page. We are working on adding more content, please visit, like and share the page.
  • Welcome to our new website!

    We will be posting educational and networking events as they are planned in the event section of this website. Please let us know if you have any ideas on topics you are interested in. Please use the discussion forum on this website page to post questions or virtually network with your peers within in this chapter.
  • New website!

    Welcome to our new IMA Eastern Connecticut Chapter website! Thanks for visiting. We look forward to your feedback.
  • New website!

    Welcome to our new IMA West Alabama Chapter website! Thanks for visiting. We look forward to your feedback.
  • New Website!

    Welcome to our new IMA Lancaster Chapter website! Thanks for visiting. We look forward to your feedback.
  • New Website!

    Welcome to our new IMA Birmingham Chapter website! Thanks for visiting. We look forward to your feedback.
  • New Website!

    Welcome to our new IMA Pennsylvania Northeast Chapter website! Thanks for visiting and we look forward to your feedback.

  • New Website

    ​Welcome to our new IMA Savannah Chapter website! Thanks for visiting and we look forward to your feedback.

  • Everything Is a Negotiation - dinner event

    January 9, 2018 is our next dinner event featuring the topic: "Everything Is a Negotiation".
  • IMA KC Chapter becomes proud members of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce.

  • IMA Student Leadership Conference 2017 – Houston TX

    ​“The Annual Student Leadership Conference is where students go out of their comfort zone in accounting classes and meet professionals from multi-national companies. This where students can get a real-world perspective and also advice on how to better prepare themselves for the career they want.”  Stella Y. – UMKC Student Chapter
    “The Annual Student Leadership Conference is where students go out of their comfort zone in accounting classes and meet professionals from multi-national companies. This where students can get a real-world perspective and also advice on how to better prepare themselves for the career they want.”  Stella Y. – UMKC Student Chapter

    Student chapter affiliates of the IMA Kansas City Chapter attended the recent Student Leadership Conference held in Houston, TX. UMKC, Washburn and Kansas State students learned about the diverse accounting profession from industry leaders, as well as attending several networking and recruiting activities. The three day event ended with a captivating presentation on important life lessons from Andy Fastow for students starting their careers. While in Houston for the #SLC17, UMKC student chapter representatives volunteered for Hurricane Harvey relief by helping home owners prepare properties for contractor rebuilds.

    The UMKC & Washburn student chapters would like to thank the KC chapter for providing financial support to supplement travel expenses.



     

  • Welcome to our new website

    We will be posting educational and networking events as they are planned in the event section of this website. Please let us know if you have any ideas on topics you are interested in. Please use the discussion forum on this website page to post questions or virtually network with your peers within in this chapter.
  • Welcome to our new website

    We will be posting educational and networking events as they are planned in the event section of this website. Please let us know if you have any ideas on topics you are interested in. Please use the discussion forum on this website page to post questions or virtually network with your peers within in this chapter. 


  • New Website!

    Thanks for visiting. We look forward to your feedback.

  • New Website!

    ​Welcome to the new IMA Columbus Chapter Website! Thanks for visiting. We look forward to your feedback.
  • Welcome to our new website

    We will be posting educational and networking events as they are planned in the event section of this website. Please let us know if you have any ideas on topics you are interested in. Please use the discussion forum on this website page to post questions or virtually network with your peers within in this chapter.
  • Welcome to our new website

    We will be posting educational and networking events as they are planned in the event section of this website. Please let us know if you have any ideas on topics you are interested in. Please use the discussion forum on this website page to post questions or virtually network with your peers within in this chapter.
  • Welcome to our new website

    ​We will be posting educational and networking events as they are planned in the event section of this website. Please let us know if you have any ideas on topics you are interested in. Please use the discussion forum on this website page to post questions or virtually network with your peers within in this chapter. 

  • Delmarva Chapter of IMA Encourages Members to Volunteer with VITA

    The Delmarva Chapter of IMA is proud to be working with Shore Up Inc. this year to assist with the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program.   If you are interested in volunteering some of your time during tax season please reach out to Stephanie Valdivia (Stephanie.valdivia@perdue.com) and she can provide you with more details on what is needed to become a volunteer.
  • Welcome to our new website!

    We will be posting educational and networking events as they are planned in the event section of this website. Please let us know if you have any ideas on topics you are interested in. Please use the discussion forum on this website page to post questions or virtually network with your peers within in this chapter.
  • Leadership Opportunity!

    We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate volunteers to revitalize the chapter. If interested, please contact IMA’s Community Relations team at communityservices@imanet.org.
  • New Website

    Welcome to the new IMA Cleveland East Chapter website! Thanks for visiting. We look forward to your feedback.
  • Stay tuned for our next event at Monmouth University!

  • Welcome to the Coastal Fairfield County Chapter of The Institute of Management Accountants!

    ​The Coastal Fairfield County (CFC) Chapter of the IMA sponsors events for business professionals living or working in Fairfield County, Connecticut. Advance your career as a financial professional through:

    Networking (Meet chapter members and guests, explore career/employment opportunities)
    Education (Professionals speaking on current topics at Chapter meetings, IMA Annual Conference, Publications)
    Certification (Certified Management Accountant – CMA program)
    There are plenty of other good reasons for joining the IMA… obtaining Continuing Professional Education units for attending dinner meetings, subscribing to Strategic Finance Magazine, understanding & practicing the IMA Code of Ethics.  But most importantly, for the opportunity to meet like-minded people! Consider attending our next Event!

    The CFC Chapter has approximately 85 members, and is run by a volunteer Board of Directors. The IMA offers the opportunity to participate at 3 levels: Chapter, Regional Council, and IMA Global Board of Directors.

    The CFC Chapter is a member of the Metropolitan New York Regional Council, which also includes chapters from Westchester County, New York City, and historically Long Island. The Council holds meetings with Chapter leaders to help promote the goals and objectives of the Chapters, the Council, and the IMA.  The Council nominates a Global Board member to represent our region at IMA Global meetings.  Please check out the rest of our website and join us for our next meeting!
  • Visit to the Sandbox

    Board members, Kathy Allen and Van Laventure will be visiting SNHU's Sandbox Collaborative space on Wednesday, December 18th.  The Sandbox gives SNHU faculty, staff, and students a space to collaborate and be creative.
  • Bienvenido a nuestro capítulo

    Este año 2018 representa un nuevo reto para nuestro capítulo.Estaremos publicando nuevos materiales e invitando a nuestros eventos con el objeto de ser profesionistas de influencia en el campo de la administración financiera.
  • IMA Gives Back

    December 13, 2017 
    Tulsa IMA recently made a donation to Folds of Honor
  • IMA Gives Back

    December 13, 2017 
    Tulsa IMA recently donated $1,000 to The San Miguel School of Tulsa.
  • Meeting with the American University of Madaba

    The Deanship of Student Affairs hosted Mr. Rishi Malhotra, Academic & Community Relations Manager, IMA (Institute of Management Accountants) and Mrs. Hanin Masri, Project Manager (Jordanian Association of Management Accountants). The visit was preceded by a meeting with the President of AUM, Prof. Nabil Ayoub and aimed at building future mutual relations between, IMA, JAMA and AUM’s Accounting Department that will enrich students’ academic experiences and further enhance their employment opportunities.
  • Your Career. Your Story Seminar

    On December 10, 2017
    JAMA hosted 120 students from 6 universities in Jordan to participate in the seminar “Your Career. Your Story” that was held in ZARA Expo Auditorium & was sponsored by EY Jordan.
    This event was conducted to bring together university students to create awareness of how to be ready for the work field & illustrate how to build a channel that will bridge the students with the working world.
    The Seminar was led by JAMA Board members, Mr. Raslan Deiranieh & Mr. Ahmad Awartani, Mr. Rishi Malhotra, the Academic and Community Relations Manager for IMA & Mr. Ahmad Abu Asabeh from EY.
    The topics that were discussed in the event were: The importance of the professional designations in general & the CMA certificate in particular; the advantage of creating IMA Student Chapters in the universities where it will assist students in making career decisions, and providing community service. EY also shared the aspects and areas multinational organizations consider in their recruitment procedure and explained types of skills needed to be acquired and/or developed in order to be selected in a recruitment interview.
    The seminar was also the starting point to enroll students in the “2018 IMA Middle East Student Case Study” where students will have the opportunity to showcase their knowledge in front of a panel of industry experts. The winning team will receive $3,000 and the runner up team $2,000.
    The universities that participated in the seminar were: Al Ahliyya Amman University, American University of Madaba, German Jordanian University, Petra University, Princess Sumaya University for Technology & The Hashemite University.
    This seminar was the first of many events to come in 2018 by JAMA that are going to be specifically directed to students in order to enhance & develop competitive skills.


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  • December

    Happy New Year!

    Thanks to all who came out for our annual Friends and Family night on December 5th. Our special guest speaker, Tom Burgoyne, delighted attendees with his personal story as the Phillie Phanatic for the past 30 years. Tom’s energy and love inspires fans locally and around the world. His latest book titled Pheel the Love! (co-authored with Evan Marcus), brings insights and lessons learned into the business arena. Visit the website at https://pheelthelove.com/ for more information. If you attended the presentation and are a CPA or CMA, make sure you complete the North Penn IMA survey for CPE credit. The survey was emailed from npimacompliance@gmail.com. If you did not receive the survey, please reach out to our Director of Education, George Bancroft.

    The New Year brings more interesting topics ranging from the current market environment to a “hands-on” interactive manufacturing simulation. The board works hard to provide members with stimulating educational topics and a great place to meet and network. We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 with guest speakers Kip Schaefer & Matt Pritzkur.

    We will be forming a nominating committee for the 2018-2019 officers and board directors at our January Board meeting. If you would like to be considered for a position, please let me or any other board member know. This is a great opportunity to support your organization.

    Reminder: the Student Scholarship application deadline is Tuesday, March 20, 2018. You can’t win if you don’t enter!

    However you celebrate the holiday season, we want to wish you happiness, health, and success in 2018.

    Thank you for letting us be part of your lives in 2017!

    Bernadette Courtright, CMA
  • New Website

    Welcome to the new IMA Ohio Regional Council website! Thanks for visiting. We look forward to your feedback.
  • New Website!

    ​Welcome to our new IMA Columbia Chapter website! Thanks for visiting and we look forward to your feedback.

  • 2018 Chapter Meeting Dates

    Upcoming chapter meetings are:
    February 15th - Student Night at USD featuring Alex Eng, Chair of IMA and Ronda Sedillo, CFO San Diego Padres
    March 8th - Michael Scofield, topic on data management.

    Mark your calendars for the new year!  The San Diego Chapter meets on the second Thursday of each month.
    See our events page for more details.
  • New Website!

    ​Welcome to our new IMA Mass Route 128 Chapter website! Thanks for visiting and we look forward to your feedback.

  • New Website!

    ​Welcome to the new IMA Cleveland Chapter website! Thanks for visiting. We look forward to your feedback.
  • Recap of our Nov 9 meeting

    Justin Herring presented an illustrated view into the costs and benefits of Technology Business Management (TBM) for our November 8 dinner and technical CPE meeting.  Our twelve attendees discovered many connections and applications to the documentation and management possibilities of a systematic approach to technology business management.  Table topic attendees arrived and discussed perspectives related to using technology efficiently as well as how technology might increase efficiency.
  • Welcome to our New Website!

    Welcome to the new IMA Florida Regional Council website! Thanks for visiting. We look forward to your feedback.
  • Welcome to our new website!

    We will be posting educational and networking events as they are planned in the event section of this website. Please let us know if you have any ideas on topics you are interested in. Please use the discussion forum on this website page to post questions or virtually network with your peers within in this chapter.
  • Dallas Fort Worth Area Chapter - December Newsletter

    Well, here we are wrapping up another great year soon. Lots of great and some not so great events have happened overall, lots to be thankful for and reflect on as a whole. I'm very thankful for the opportunity to have been part of this amazing network of professionals since 2005 and part of the executive recruiting world for the last 21 years and my encounters with many of you through the years. Upon sending this newsletter, I will officially be retired from recruiting and my professional organizations. It has served me well and I hope I've served you well. This is not goodbye because I'm not a fan of goodbye, but rather, a fond warm farewell to all.

    Happy Holidays to you and yours,

    Carmen Hunt

    Note - On behalf of the Dallas Fort Worth Area Chapter, we want to thank Carmen for her service and a job well done. Anyone who would like to do so can send Carmen a personal note at carmenhunt@outlook.com.
  • New Website!

    ​Welcome to our new IMA South Florida Chapter website! Thanks for visiting and we look forward to your feedback.

  • Welcome to our new website!

    We will be posting educational and networking events as they are planned in the event section of this website. Please let us know if you have any ideas on topics you are interested in. Please use the discussion forum on this website page to post questions or virtually network with your peers within in this chapter.
  • Welcome to our new website!

    We will be posting educational and networking events as they are planned in the event section of this website. Please let us know if you have any ideas on topics you are interested in. Please use the discussion forum on this website page to post questions or virtually network with your peers within in this chapter.
  • Welcome to our new website!

    We will be posting educational and networking events as they are planned in the event section of this website. Please let us know if you have any ideas on topics you are interested in. Please use the discussion forum on this website page to post questions or virtually network with your peers within in this chapter.
  • Welcome to our new website!

    ​We will be posting educational and networking events as they are planned in the event section of this website. Please let us know if you have any ideas on topics you are interested in. Please use the discussion forum on this website page to post questions or virtually network with your peers within in this chapter. 

  • Leadership Opportunity

    We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate volunteers to revitalize the chapter. If interested, please contact IMA’s Community Relations team at communityservices@imanet.org.
  • Welcome to our new website!

    ​We will be posting educational and networking events as they are planned in the event section of this website. Please let us know if you have any ideas on topics you are interested in. Please use the discussion forum on this website page to post questions or virtually network with your peers within in this chapter. 

  • Welcome to our new website!

    ​We will be posting educational and networking events as they are planned in the event section of this website. Please let us know if you have any ideas on topics you are interested in. Please use the discussion forum on this website page to post questions or virtually network with your peers within in this chapter. 

  • Welcome to our new website!

    Please let us know if you have any ideas on topics you are interested in. Please use the discussion forum on this website page to post questions or virtually network with your peers within in this chapter. 

  • Welcome to our new website!

    ​We will be posting educational and networking events as they are planned in the event section of this website. Please let us know if you have any ideas on topics you are interested in. Please use the discussion forum on this website page to post questions or virtually network with your peers within in this chapter. 

  • Welcome to our new website!

    ​We will be posting educational and networking events as they are planned in the event section of this website. Please let us know if you have any ideas on topics you are interested in. Please use the discussion forum on this website page to post questions or virtually network with your peers within in this chapter. 

  • Develop your leadership skills!

    We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate volunteers to help the current officers. If interested, please contact IMA’s Community Relations team at communityservices@imanet.org.
  • New Website

    Hello all,

    We are proud to announce the launch of our new website.  Let us know what you think.
  • We are planning more events.

    Please let us know if you have any ideas on topics you are interested in. Please use the discussion forum on this website page to post questions or virtually network with your peers within in this chapter.
  • Want to develop your leadership skills?

    Consider volunteering your time and talents at the chapter level. Click here if you are interested.
  • Want to develop your leadership skills?

    ​Consider volunteering your time and talents at the chapter level. Click here if you are interested.

  • November-2017 Newsletter

    November 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!)
  • Upcoming February Meeting -Mike Ruff

    ​Watch for Further news on Upcoming Chapter Meeting featuring Mike Ruff.  Mike is a professor of Accounting at Northeastern University and also has over 20 years of experience as a Controller/ Finance Manager for healthcare industry,  His topic will cover

    Introduction to behavioral economics, finance, and accounting. Identification of types of conscious and unconscious psychological biases that many of us harbor, e.g. Fundamental attribution error (“Halo effect” – we judge others based on first impressions).
    Overconfidence bias – we overestimate how long it takes to complete a task or job.
    Decision making heuristics – we are cognitively “lazy” and take mental shortcuts.
    Social conformity biases – we tend to follow the norms and culture of a group, instead of making our own judgments and decisions.
    Discussions on how to identify and overcome these biases
    Listing of additional resources if individuals wish to follow up on these topics after the presentation.

      Date and Location to Be Determined
  • IMA Give Back

    ​Nov. 21, 2017
    The Tulsa Chapter of IMA recently made a donation to Catholic Charities of Tulsa.
    ​​
  • Three events planned in first half of 2018!

    We are excited to bring you 3 events the first half of 2018:
    Tax Update: January 23, 2018
    Stock Market Update or Cyber Security - March 12,2018
    Mr. Excel - May 16, 2018



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  • Leadership Opportunity!

    We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate volunteers to revitalize the chapter. If interested, please contact IMA’s Community Relations team at communityservices@imanet.org.
  • Welcome to our new website!

    ​We will be posting educational and networking events as they are planned in the event section of this website. Please let us know if you have any ideas on topics you are interested in. Please use the discussion forum on this website page to post questions or virtually network with your peers within in this chapter. 

  • Welcome to our new website!

    We will be posting educational and networking events as they are planned in the event section of this website. Please let us know if you have any ideas on topics you are interested in. Please use the discussion forum on this website page to post questions or virtually network with your peers within in this chapter.
  • Welcome to our new website!

    We will be posting educational and networking events as they are planned in the event section of this website. Please let us know if you have any ideas on topics you are interested in.
  • Leadership Opportunity

    ​We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate volunteers to revitalize the chapter. If interested, please contact IMA’s Community Relations team at communityservices@imanet.org.
  • Leadership Opportunity

    We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate volunteers to revitalize the chapter. If interested, please contact IMA’s Community Relations team at communityservices@imanet.org.
  • Leadership Opportunity

    We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate volunteers to revitalize the chapter. If interested, please contact IMA’s Community Relations team at communityservices@imanet.org.
  • “We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate volunteers to help revitalize the chapter. If interested, please contact IMA’s Community Relations team at communityservices@imanet.org


     

  • Leadership Opportunities

    ​We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate volunteers to revitalize the chapter. If interested, please contact IMA’s Community Relations team at communityservices@imanet.org.
  • Leadership Opportunity

    We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate volunteers to revitalize the chapter. If interested, please contact IMA’s Community Relations team at communityservices@imanet.org.
  • Leadership Opportunity

    We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate volunteers to revitalize the chapter. If interested, please contact IMA’s Community Relations team at communityservices@imanet.org.
  • Welcome

    ​Welcome to the Toronto Chapter's new website. Thanks for visiting. We look forward to your feedback.
  • Food and Toy Drive

    Please bring food and toys to our holiday event for Island Harvest and John Theissen Children's Foundation
  • Chapter President Receives IMA Faculty Leadership Award

    Platte Valley Chapter President, Dr. Roopa Venkatesh receives IMA Faculty Leadership Award in June 2017 at the IMA National Conference in Denver.
  • IMA Riyadh conducts CPE event on VAT with PwC & RCCI

    IMA Riyadh conducted a successful lecture on the application of VAT (Value Added Taxes) and its impact on the development of the business structure.  VAT is the most hot subject now a days in KSA – as well as in most GCC countries - as it will go live on Jan. 1st 2018.

    This session was conducted by Mr. Chadi Abou Shaqra - Tax Director PwC - held at Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCC&I).  It was engaging session where the lecturer and IMA team managed to answer many questions from specialists in the field – among the huge audience attended.

    At the end of the workshop, IMA Riyadh president (represented IMA Riyadh BoD’s) provided Mr. Chadi with a commemorative shield for his professional efforts in this field and for his great presentation. As well, a great appreciation was expressed to all team members of RCC&I for their continuous cooperation to IMA Riyadh chapter in the interests of companies, the interest of the profession and professionals in accounting and business.

    The number of attendance exceeded expectations and reached more than 520 men and women interested and specialists in this area.

    Photos of the event are available in our gallery at http://gallery.imariyadh.org/

    And full recorded session at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVsdYaqZuNA
  • Leadership Opportunity

    We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate volunteers to revitalize the chapter. If interested, please contact IMA’s Community Relations team at communityservices@imanet.org.
  • Leadership Opportunity

    ​We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate volunteers to revitalize the chapter. If interested, please contact IMA’s Community Relations team at communityservices@imanet.org.
  • Next Council Meeting is Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017

    Meeting Location in Person:
    Le Senorita Restaurant
    2706 Lake Lansing Road
    East Lansing, Michigan
    Phone No. (514) 485-0166

    Attend via Zoom Conference:
    Dial 1 (669) 900-6833
    Meeting ID 329 768 236

    Meeting time:
    Social 5:30-6:00pm / Dinner &
    Meeting 6:00-8:00pm
  • Leadership Opportunities

    ​We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate volunteers to revitalize the chapter. If interested, please contact IMA’s Community Relations team at communityservices@imanet.org.
  • Newsletter - November 2017

    Hi, UP IMA Chapter Member!

    Our Chapter’s Annual Holiday Dinner is on Friday, December 8, 2017!!!  Lindsay Bean, Community Relations with Eagle Mine, will provide an update on the mine’s activities.  Also included is a delicious meal served at the Wawonowin Country Club.  All this for a discounted price!  So, come one and all to find out more about Eagle Mine’s  activities (see Next Meeting page for details).

     We are planning one more tour/meeting after the New Year.  If you have an idea for a meeting or would like to tour a particular business or organization in the Upper Peninsula, please send your ideas to me via e-mail at jothomps@nmu.edu or give me a call (227-1803 or 228-8052).

    I hope to see you at the dinner.  Happy Holidays!!!
     
    YOUR President,

    Joel Thompson

  • Campus Outreach - An Ongoing Success!

    Campus Outreach is an important part of our chapter mission. As such, we want to thank Kim Dera and all the other members who have volunteered their time and energy to visit local universities this past year, talking about their Accounting & Finance Careers and the CMA. Kim has done a great job coordinating the visits and making sure our volunteers are prepared. Thank you to: Lav Alves, Ke Ding, David Erb, John Fortin, Cheryl Hannigan, Keith Henderson, Josselyn Hernandez, Heidi Higgins, Joe Jinjika, Katie King, Michael Krahn, Marie Kulesza, Alex Kushnir, Al Livingston, Linda Martin, Claude-Helene McIntyre, Carol Magner Mitchell, Chris Ormai, Peter Sheldrick, Linda Simmons, Olga Timofeyeva-Vogt, Lynn Tinter, Mary Walsh, Chris West, and Julia Zuo for making a difference in the lives of our future professionals. Are you ready to share your knowledge with students and faculty? Email Kim at kdera312@gmail.com to add your name to the volunteer list. She will work with you on a visit that fits your schedule... a small and rewarding commitment with a really Big impact!
  • Add a Board of Directors Position to your Resume

    The IMA Hartford Chapter will be electing our new slate of officers in February 2018. Please give serious thought to becoming a board member for the upcoming year. We deeply appreciate current or new members stepping forward and donating a nominal amount of time and leadership to aid in the continued  success of the Hartford Chapter and its members. New volunteers bring new perspectives and fresh ideas……and many hands make light work! Sign up for an open position or participate as a ‘Director-At Large’. We are always looking to improve. Your leadership and ideas can help make that happen. Come join us! For more information, contact our Nominating Committee Chair Chris West at cwest@travelers.com.
  • CMA Scholarship Winners Announced!

    The Hartford Chapter believes strongly in helping to sustain our professional organization. An important way to participate in sustainability of the IMA is to increase the number of CMAs. In 2016, with very positive results, IMA Global instituted a scholarship for students nominated by their accounting professors that pays the costs of registering for and taking the CMA exam. These costs are significant. This year, the Hartford Chapter decided to provide financial support through a scholarship award for four non-student members to take the exam. The awardees are Elisa Cotto, Ke Ding, Janalynne Gius, and Linda Martin. Awardees were recognized at our November 14th meeting.
  • We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate volunteers to revitalize the chapter. If interested, please contact IMA’s Community Relations team at communityservices@imanet.org.​

  • We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate volunteers to revitalize the chapter. If interested, please contact IMA’s Community Relations team at communityservices@imanet.org.
  • We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate volunteers to revitalize the chapter. If interested, please contact IMA’s Community Relations team at communityservices@imanet.org.
  • We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate volunteers to revitalize the chapter. If interested, please contact IMA’s Community Relations team at communityservices@imanet.org.
  • We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate volunteers to revitalize the chapter. If interested, please contact IMA’s Community Relations team at communityservices@imanet.org.
  • Student Conference & PD Seminar Registration Site Now Open

    Student Conference PD Seminar Registration

    Registration is open for Student Conference and PD Seminar.  Details to follow
  • Volunteers needed!

    Dear members,

    We need volunteers to join IMA, Delhi chapter. Please contact the undersigned if you are interested to serve as IMA as a volunteer member.

    Thanks,
    Sandeep Khullar
    khullarsandy2001@yahoo.com
    +91 8527810883
  • Need to fulfill your Ethics requirement?

    Come to our December 15th 8-hour CPE event which includes 2 CPE hours of Ethics! The cost is only $75 for the full 8 hours, or $50 for a half-day (4 hour) session. Lunch at Johnson & Wales is included!
  • Welcome to our new website!

    ​Thanks for visiting our new website. We look forward to your feedback.

  • New Website

    Welcome to our new IMA Niagara Chapter website! Thanks for visiting and we look forward to your feedback.
  • Want to develop your leadership skills?

    ​Consider volunteering your time and talents at the chapter level. Click here if you are interested.

  • Board Positions

    With the end of year coming we will be looking to fill board positions for the next fiscal year.  In order to make this chapter a success, we need to have plenty of board members with new and fresh ideas.  Anyone interested in becoming a part of the Louisville Chapter IMA please email me or any of the board members.  See the about chapter for email information.
    Dennis Harding. President

  • ​We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate volunteers to revitalize the chapter. If interested, please contact IMA’s Community Relations Team at communityservices@imanet.org
  • The Saginaw Valley Chapter recognizes these outstanding accounting students for 2016-2017


    Central Michigan University

    Megan Piacentini

    Delta College

    Jasper J DeJesus

    Northwood University

    Tyler Walker

    Saginaw Valley State University

    Christina E Smith

    University of Michigan - Flint

    Chun Hin Hui
  • Want to develop your leadership skills?

    Consider volunteering your time and talents at the chapter level. Click here if you are interested.
  • Vijay Soni, tax and finance expert, gives his views on value added tax and its impact on the Gulf re

    Value Added Tax (VAT) will be implemented in the GCC in January 2018. Businesses need to register if their annual turnover is above $100,000. The limit Opinion: VAT is a big move towards GCC economic diversification
  • October-2017 Newsletter

    October 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!)
  • New Website!

    ​Welcome to the new IMA Tech Valley Chapter website!
    Thanks for visiting and we look forward to your feedback.
  • Job Opening

    ProNexus, LLC has an immediate need for an Accounts Receivable Lead Accountant consultant on the East side of Rochester. Pay rate up to $25/hour based on experience. Must be immediately available.

    If you or someone you know would be interested in hearing more details please reach out to Kim Rzepka directly at 585-662-2276. 
  • Deputy State Auditor to Speak on Fraud in December

    Chapter members and guests always enjoy the annual December chapter meeting at Cattlemen’s Steakhouse.  This year we look forward to hearing from Cindy Byrd, CPA, Deputy State Auditor for Local Government Services with the office of the Oklahoma State Auditor & Inspector, at the chapter meeting on Wednesday, December 13, 2017.  Ms. Byrd has more than 20 years experience in local government auditing including county audits, district attorney audits, and emergency medical services district audits.  An accomplished speaker, she provides training across the state for county officials, school district financial personnel, and auditors on a host of issues to help ensure public funds are safeguarded.  Ms. Byrd will speak on “Fraud and Professional Skepticism.”  The program offers one credit hour of CPE, and will be held at Cattlemen’s Steakhouse, 1309 South Agnew, Oklahoma City.  Lunch is included.  Registration and lunch begin at 11:30 a.m., and the program will be from noon to 1:00 p.m.  Cost for the event is $20 for IMA members and $30 for non-members and guests.  There is no charge for student members attending the meeting.  Please register online here or through the Meeting Information link at the left of the page by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 8.  Payment can be made here or through the Payment link at the left of the page.  Payment can also be accepted in cash or by check at the door.  Watch for the December meeting information flyer with additional information.  For a map to Cattlemen’s Steakhouse, please click here.
  • It's Easy to Join the OKC IMA Mailing List!

    To join the mailing list for the Oklahoma City IMA chapter, just send your email address by text message:  Text OKCIMA (all one word) to 22828 to get started.  Message and data rates may apply.  If you subscribe via text and are an existing subscriber, you will now also see text-to-join messaging.  Text HELP for help, text STOP to end.  We also have a link on our website to join.  Just click on the “Join Our Email List” button on the left of the page.
  • Want to develop your leadership skills?

    ​Consider volunteering your time and talents at the chapter level. Click here if you are interested.

  • New President

    We have a new president, well actually, two new presidents! If you haven't already, be sure to check out their message above.
  • The CMA Certification

    The Gold Standard
    The CMA Program is celebrating its 40th year as the gold standard certification for accountants and financial professionals in business.

    Certification Requirements
    Requirements for certification include:
    • Membership in IMA.  If you are not already a member, Join IMA now.
    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university or an equivalent degree as determined by an independent evaluation agency. Please reference the Education Qualification Section of the CMA Handbook.
    • Entrance into the CMA Program.  (Recommended to be done at least six weeks prior to first exam.)
    • Completion of Part 1 and Part 2 of the CMA exam.
    Examination Structure
    • Part 1: Financial Reporting, Planning, Performance, and Control (4 hours – 100 multiple-choice questions and two 30-minute essay questions)
    • Part 2: Financial Decision Making (4 hours – 100 multiple-choice questions and two 30-minute essay questions)
    Each exam part will consist of 100 multiple choice questions and two 30-minute essay questions. You will have 3 hours to complete the multiple choice section and one hour to complete the essays. The essays will be presented after you have completed the multiple choice section of the exam or after 3 hours, whichever comes first. Once you complete and exit the multiple choice section of the exam, you cannot go back. You must remain in the essay section to complete the exam. The essay section consists of 8-10 written response or calculation questions based on two scenarios, describing a typical business situation.

    Note: You must answer at least 50% of the multiple-choice questions correctly to be eligible to take the essay section.

    You will not receive immediate pass/fail results because the essay questions will be graded off-line. This is a time consuming and labor intensive process. In order to assure consistency, accuracy, and fairness all papers are graded at the same time. Sample grading is performed first to ensure all alternative solutions have been accounted for. Reviewers check the grading throughout the grading process. Once grading is completed there is an additional review of papers on the borderline of passing. The scores for the multiple choice section will be added to the scores of the essay section for a total weighted score of pass/fail reflected in a scaled score for the entire part. Candidates are not required to “pass” both sections; the total score determines pass/fail status. Exam results will be emailed and posted to your online profile approximately six weeks from the end of the month in which you tested.

    **Please NOTE: You cannot take an exam part more than one time during a testing window.

    The tests are offered during testing windows.  The windows are January and February, May and June, and also September and October.  The Grand Rapids Prometric location is at 3910 Burton St., SE, Suite 101.  To find other locations that may be more convenient to you, please visit www.prometric.com/ICMA.

    Examination Parts
    Part 1-Financial Planning, Planning, Performance and Control

    External Financial Reporting Decisions (15%)

    Preparation of financial statements: balance sheet, income statement, statement of changes in equity, statement of cash flows; valuation of assets and liabilities; operating and capital leases; impact of equity transactions; revenue recognition; income measurement; major differences between U.S. GAAP and IFRS.

    Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting (30%)

    Strategic planning process; budgeting concepts; annual profit plans and supporting schedules; types of budgets, including activity-based budgeting, project budgeting, flexible budgeting; top-level planning and analysis; and forecasting, including quantitative methods such as regression and learning curve analysis.

    Performance Management (20%)

    Factors to be analyzed for control and performance evaluation including revenues, costs, profits, and investment in assets; variance analysis based on flexible budgets and standard costs; responsibility accounting for revenue, cost, contribution and profit centers; key performance indicators; and balanced scorecard.

    Cost Management (20%)

    Cost concepts, flows and terminology; alternative cost objectives; cost measurement concepts; cost accumulation systems including job order costing, process costing, and activity-based costing; overhead cost allocation; supply chain management and business process performance topics such as lean manufacturing, ERP, theory of constraints, value chain analysis, ABM, continuous improvement and efficient accounting processes.

    Internal Controls (15%)

    Corporate governance; internal control risk; internal control environment, procedures, and standards; responsibility and authority for internal auditing; types of audits; assessing the adequacy of the accounting information system controls; and business continuity planning.
     
    Part 2-Financial Decision Making

    Financial Statement Analysis (25%)

    Calculation and interpretation of financial ratios; evaluate performance utilizing multiple ratios; market value vs. book value; profitability analysis; analytical issues including impact of foreign operations, effects of changing prices and inflation, offbalance sheet financing, and earnings quality.

    Corporate Finance (20%)

    Types of risk; including credit, foreign exchange, interest rate, market, and political risk; capital instruments for long-term financing; initial and secondary public offerings; dividend policy; cost of capital; working capital management; raising capital; managing and financing working capital; mergers and acquisitions; and international finance.

    Decision Analysis (20%)

    Relevant data concepts; cost-volume-profit analysis; marginal analysis; make vs. buy decisions; income tax implications for operational decision analysis; pricing methodologies including market comparable, cost-based and value-based approaches.

    Risk Management (10%)

    Types of risk including business, hazard, financial, operational, strategic, legal compliance and political risk; risk mitigation; risk management; risk analysis; and ERM.

    Investment Decisions (15%)

    Cash flow estimates; discounted cash flow concepts; net present value; internal rate of return, discounted payback; payback; income tax implications for investment decisions; risk analysis; and real options.

    Professional Ethics (10%)

    Ethical considerations for management accounting professionals and for the organization.

    Examination Fees
    The exam registration fee is $250 and the exam fee is $415 per part.

    Student/Academic Member Exam fee are entitled to reduced pricing of $188 for the exam entrance fee and $311 exam fee per part.

    Preparing for the Exam
    There are many CMA Self-Study courses approved by the IMA.  For a full list, please visit the IMA's Current CMA Candidates Self-Study Courses site.

    Davenport University, College of Business has also partnered with the IMA to offer in-seat Certified Manager Accountant (CMA) prep courses. Please visit their website to learn more about the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Program.

    More Information
    The IMA National's web site has a bunch of really good information on certification.  They have multiple pages, downloads, brochures and videos to help candidates know what to expect.  Please visit their web site to get more information, http://www.imanet.org/cma-certification.
  • Welcome to the Detroit Chapter

    Who We Are:

    IMA Detroit is a group of volunteers dedicated to the support of the 80% of Accountants that do not want to pursue a public accounting career.  We promote the CMA (Certified Management Accountant) credential as the gold standard of achievement in accounting and financial management.  Holders of a CMA can earn nearly $25,000 higher total compensation per year than their non-certified peers.

    We encourage Accounting/Financial Professionals and Students to achieve the CMA credential. The CMA indicates the holder is a dedicated career professional, ready to partner at the top of every organization, to help management make sound plans and decisions.
  • Chapter Meeting - November 20, 2017

    Revenue Recognition and Leases
    Speaker:​  Michael Brand, CPA, CGMA
                    Johnson, Feigley, Newton & Brand, LLC
  • November Newsletter available

    The November Kapitol Dome newsletter has been emailed to all members.  Click the link here to view it online.
  • Strategic Partners

    Please support the Strategic partners of the Grand Rapids IMA Chapter who provide services and solve problems for finance and accounting professionals. Please checkout the new dedicated Strategic Partners Web Page for all 8 of our Sponsors.
  • CMA Review Courses at Davenport University

    CMA Review Courses at Davenport University

    Davenport University is offering CMA Review Courses for the two part CMA Exam.

    Part 2 CMA Review- Starts September 5, 2017

    For more information, please visit their website or call the Institute for Professional Excellence at (616) 233-2581.
  • New Website

    ​Welcome to our new IMA Boston Chapter website! Thanks for visiting and we look forward to your feedback.

  • Want to develop your leadership skills?

    Consider volunteering your time and talents at the chapter level. Click here if you are interested.
  • Want to develop your leadership skills?

    Consider volunteering your time and talents at the chapter level. The following board positions are open:  Director of Communication and Web Development  -  VP of Professional Education -  Director of Young Professionals  -  Director of Special Activities Director Member Attendee    -   Director of CMA Development   -   Director of Public Relations   -   VP of Administration   -   Director of Sponsorships

    To be eligible for board service you must adhere to IMA’s Statement of Ethical Professional Practice and IMA’s Core Values and be a member in good standing. If you are interested or would like more information on the positions, please contact the Chapter President at info@imalvc.com.
  • Want to develop your leadership skills?

    ​Consider volunteering your time and talents at the chapter level. Click here if you are interested.

  • Welcome to our New Website!

    ​Welcome to the new IMA Metro New York Regional Council website! Thanks for visiting. We look forward to your feedback.
  • Welcome to our new website!

    ​Welcome to the new IMA Cincinnati North Chapter website! Thanks for visiting and we look forward to your feedback.
  • Welcome to our new website.

    ​Welcome to the new IMA Ann Arbor Chapter website! Thanks for visiting. We look forward to your feedback.

  • Reviving the Korea Chapter

    We are reviving the Korea Chapter. 
    Please contact us if you want to join.

    Ryan Hong (hongstein.bz@gmail.com)
    Secretary, Korea Chapter of IMA
  • Want to develop your leadership skills?

    We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate volunteers to revitalize the chapter. If interested, please contact IMA’s Community Relations at communityservices@imanet.org.
  • Want to develop your leadership skills?

    ​Consider volunteering your time and talents at the council level. Click here if you are interested.

     

  • Mr. Excel - Nashville, TN

    Lincoln Trail Council of Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) is excited to partner with Bill Jelen - Microsoft Excel expert, Host of MrExcel.com and Former Financial Analyst - to bring powerful Excel Tips & Tricks to you!  Join us for this full-day seminar on April 20th in Nashville, TN and earn 8 CPE credits.
  • Community Service Opportunity

    Volunteer Opportunity: The Salvation Army – Red Kettle Money Sorting
    When: Tuesday, November 21st and Tuesday, November 28th at 8:00pm
    Where: 1525 Appleton Road, Menasha, WI 54952
    *If you are interested in participating in this event, please email Craig
    Gloudemans at gloudemc@yahoo.com with your name, and phone number*
  • November 2017 Newsletter

    ​The year is off to a great start! See what's coming next in our November newsletter.
  • Want to develop your leadership skills?

    ​Consider volunteering your time and talents at the chapter level. Click here if you are interested.