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IMA Michigan Council & Chapters Recognized at IMA Annual Conference & Expo in Denver, Colorado

IMA Michigan Council President, Chuck Phillips accepted the " 2016-2017 Council Award of Excellence" while attending the IMA Annual Conference & Exposition in Denver, Colorado. The Council has won this award 19 consecutive years. Chapter awards were also presented. The Ann Arbor Chapter was awarded 3rd Place in the Stevenson Division. See more photos of the IMA Annual Conference & Expo.

Learning Opportunities at the 8th Annual IMA Michiana Student Conference

More than 30 students attended the 8th Annual IMA Michiana Student Conference on March 17, 2017. Guest Speakers and topics included: John Engel, MNA "Leading Across Generations"; Penny Weller, PhD, CMA "Customer Experience-Service Design-Design Thinking"; Ken Milani PhD "Athletics and Accounting: A Multifaceted Managerial "Marriage""; and Ibrahim Chaaban, MCS "Your Digital Footprint...What you need to Know?"

View the conference invitation and photos!

 

EMU Impressions of the 2016 IMA Student Leadership Conference

November 29, 2016

EMU Accounting Faculty Advisor, Jens Stephan, reported that over a dozen EMU Students attended the Annual IMA Student Leadership Conference in Detroit, Michigan on Nov. 10-12.

Students met with employers to learn about internship opportunities and attend educational sessions on topics like "Finding the Right Career in Business" and "Qualities of Great Leaders". The conference also provided an opportunity for students to meet and interact with students from other universities. Click on the following link to view reports written by Eneida Ziraj. Joeun Lee, Kristen Wolfe, and Michael Bisbikis.

Click here to read reports and view pictures!

 

IMA Networking Drives Success

August 27, 2016

Rayne Xu, Graduate Student of Eastern Michigan University, shares the benefits of networking with members of the IMA. Sue Bos, CMA and Board Member of the IMA Michigan Council introduced Rayne to IMA connections that proved valuable during her trip to Shanghai, China.

Rayne also had an opportunity to attend the 2016 IMA Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas, Nevada. From her experiences as a member of the IMA, Rayne says "Networking has become one of the most important components in today's accounting world. It was very rewarding for me to join the IMA as a student member and make friends with other members in the IMA family!"

Click here to View pictures and read Rayne Xu's report

 

2016 Annual SCMS Annual Dinner

August 27, 2016

Members of IMA Michgian Council attended the SCMS Annual Dinner. The Stuart Cameron McLeod Society (SCMS) was founded in 1934 to recognize those who served IMA and to provide an opportunity for continued friendship, fellowship, and service.

Today, SCMS, also known as the Society for Continuing Member Service, continues those traditions and meets the challenges of tomorrow by funding student scholarships, supporting the Annual IMA Student Conference, and offering educational and social events for its members.

Click on this link to view pictures of the recent SCMS Meeting.

 

5 Michigan Colleges have Attained IMA Academic Endorsement

March 29, 2016

On March 29, 2016 Walsh College was notified that the Bachelor of Accountancy, concentration in Corporate Control and Analysis program at the Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration has been approved for endorsement in IMA's High Education Endorsement Program. Walsh College is the 5th Michigan College to earn this prestigious endorsement from the IMA. Michigan State University, Central Michigan University, Cleary University, and Grand Valley State University have earned the IMA's High Education Endorsement too.

In order to receive the IMA Academic Endorsement, the IMA seeks to ensure that:

- Substantially (75%) of the learning aims of the CMA program are met at the appropriate cognitive level;

- There are adequate faculty resources to deliver the program;

- The program is accredited by a recognized accreditation organization (e.g., AACSB, ACBSP, IACBE, EQUIS, or other international or regional accrediting body); and

- The school has an IMA Campus Advocate.

Click here to read more more about the IMA Academic Endorsement.

 

2015 IMA Student Leadership Conference

November 28, 2015

Members of IMA Michgian Council Student Chapters attended the IMA Student Leadership Conference in Buena Vista, Florida November 12-14, 2015. Conference Participant,Eneida Ziraj, of Eastern Michigan University prepared a report along with photos of the conference.

Eneida reported that "The Student Leadership Conference was a great source of information for every student who is pursuing an accounting degree. All the sessions were designed to help students with better communication, networking, and teamwork. But most importantly, it included information on how to become CMAs and the benefits it provides in building careers." Click here to view the report and photos of the conference.

 

Michigan Council and Chapters Win 2014-2015 Program Year Awards

May 15, 2015

On May 15, 2015 Wore Giotta, Community Relations Associate of IMA Global sent a note to 2014-2015 IMA Michigan Council President, Joe Nycum, congratulating the Michigan Council on its success in winning the "Council Award of Excellence".  Our IMA Michigan Council has won this award 18 consecutive years and 19 times out of the past 22 years. The Michigan Council is one of six regional councils in the United States selected from twenty-four Councils to receive the reward. Winning Councils must meet all expected performance requirements, plus demonstrate accomplishments above and beyond the established selection criteria.  The "Council Award of Excellence" was presented to Council Board Members at the IMA's 96th Annual Conference in Los Angeles, California in June.

Three of seven Chapters affiliated with the IMA Michigan Council also received awards. The Ann Arbor Chapter won 10th place in the Stevenson Division, the Detroit Chapter won 7th place in the Stevenson Division, and the Michiana Chapter won 5th place in the Warner Division.

Congratulations to the IMA Michigan Council and these award winning Chapters!

Click on these links to view pictures of the award presentations at the IMA's 96th Annual Conference & Exposition in Los Angeles, California. Photo 1, Photo 2, Photo 3, Photo 4

Michigan Council Wins 17th Council of Excellence Award

May 16, 2014 —17 Straight!

On May 16, 2014 Jenna Uszenski, Community Engagement Leader, IMA Global sent a note to Council President, John Engel, wanting to be the first to congratulate the Michigan Council on its success in winning the " Council Award of Excellence" in the 2013 - 2014 competition.  Our Council has won this award 17 consecutive years and 18 times out of the past 21 years. The Michigan Council is one of six regional councils in the United States selected from twenty-four Councils to receive the reward. Winning Councils must meet all expected performance requirements, plus demonstrate accomplishments above and beyond the established selection criteria.  The "Award of Excellence" will be presented to John Engel 2013-2014 Council President, at the IMA's 95th Annual Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Congratulations to Council President, John Engel and the entire Michigan Council Board!

 

Michigan Council Wins 16th Council of Excellence Award

May 17, 2013 —16 Straight!

On May 17, 2013 Jenna Uszenski, Community Engagement Leader, IMA Global sent a note to congratulate the Michigan Council on winning the " Award of Excellence" in the 2012 - 2013 competition.  Our Council has won this award 16 consecutive years and 17 times out of the past 20 years. Only six of the twenty-four regional councils in the United States are selected each fiscal year for their extraordinary performance. Winning Councils must meet all expected performance requirements, plus demonstrate accomplishments above and beyond the established selection criteria.  The "Award of Excellence" will be presented to Anne Meehan 2012-2013 Council President, at the IMA Annual Reception on June 25, 2013 in New Orleans, LA during the IMA's 94th Annual Conference. Congratulations to 2012-2013 Council President, Anne Meehan and the entire Michigan Council board!

 

IMA Michigan Council Conference Continues to Grow in Size and Value

IMA Global published an online news article on January 22, 2013 about the IMA Michigan Council's 11th Annual Fall Conference held on October 29, 2012.  The conference titled "Excellence and Professionalism in Management Accounting" was complemented as living up to its name with over 200 attendees and accounting and finance professionals, college faculty, and students from local chapters.  IMA Chair-Elect William Knese, CMA, CFM, CPA along with several guest speakers presented on relevant topics important to the profession.  "Read full article in IMA Online News"

 

Michigan Council Wins 15th Council of Excellence Award

October 10, 2012 —15 Straight!

The Michigan Council of IMA was selected as the Regional Council of Excellence Award winner for the 15th straight year. Only six of the twenty-four regional councils in the United States are selected each fiscal year for their extraordinary performance. Winning Councils must meet all expected performance requirements, plus demonstrate accomplishments above and beyond the established selection criteria.  The national award was presented to 2011-2012 Council President, Dana Collins at the IMA's 93rd Annual Conference, in Las Vegas, Nevada in June. Congratulations to 2011-2012 Council President, Dana Collins and the entire Michigan Council board!

Click here to see a picture of Dana Collins and Sue Bos at the awards ceremony.

 

IMA Global Director, Sue Bos, is Interviewed

September 17, 2012 — Offers Advice to Students Seeking Positions

Sue Bos, CMA, CPASusan E. Bos, CMA, CPA is an IMA Global Board of Directors member.  She’s held many IMA volunteer posts with IMA over more than 25 years.  Her offices have included Ann Arbor Chapter President, Michigan Council President and National Vice President. She has chaired IMA National Committees, and served several times on the IMA Global Board of Directors.

Sue remains very involved with the Michigan Council of IMA and her chapter. She works on behalf of accounting and finance students at her own Ann Arbor Chapter, and through the Michigan Council. She serves on several academic advisory boards at Eastern Michigan University, in Ypsilanti.

In her profession,  Sue is Tax and Accounting Manager for the Washtenaw County Treasurer’s Office in Ann Arbor. In that role, she is experienced in hiring entry-level accountants and interns, as well as experienced accountants. 

In a recent interview for IMA’s publication, “Campus Connection”, Sue was asked for her insights into the accounting profession, and for students who are preparing to enter accounting professions.

[See the full interview at: Campus Connection.]

 

IMA Michigan Council Wins The Team Award

June, 2012 — Accountants Do Have Fun!

   John and Brenda Engel                                               

 

John and Brenda Engel represented the Michigan Council at the 93rd IMA National Conference in Las Vegas this past June by dressing in their royal costumes, showing their spirited enthusiasm for the IMA, and by bringing rays of light to the event.  The Michigan Council was announced as the "Team Award" winner at this year's conference!

 

 

Strategic Finance Publishes Sue Bos Article

January 31, 2012 — "I Treasure My 25 Years"

Susan E. Bos, CMA, CPA, of the Ann Arbor Chapter, has been published in the January 2012 issue of Strategic Finance. Her article tells of her IMA experience over 25 years, and how it's impacted her life and career. As a volunteer IMA member, Sue has been Chapter President, Michigan Council President, National Committee Chair, National Vice President; and served in many other IMA leadership roles.

Sue is Tax & Accounting Manager for the Washtenaw County Treasurer, in Ann Arbor.

[Please read Sue's full article in Strategic Finance.]

 

IMA Michigan Council Celebrates 10th Anniversary of its Annual Fall Conference

IMA Online News published an article about the IMA Michigan Council's 10th Annual Fall Conference with impressions shared by IMA Chair-Elect John Macaulay, CMA.  Mr. Macaulay said "It was a privilege to participate in the Michigan Council's Annual Fall Conference, which enjoys a distinguished history of providing valuable CPE and networking opportunities to management accounting professionals in the Midwest region."  "The success of this conference clearly points to the important role served by IMA's network of chapters and councils."

[Click here to read the full article]


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