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7th Annual Michigan Fall Conference
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See Conference page for details for our 8th Annual Conference
(to be held Thursday, October 29, 2009)


“Excellence and Professionalism in Management Accounting”

Sponsored by the IMA Michigan Council and Robert Half International
Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Kellogg Center at MSU in East Lansing

Kellogg Center, Michigan State University, E. Lansing, Michigan
8 hours of Continuing Professional Education
(Including 2 hours of ethics)

Morning Session

8:00 - 8:30 AM

Reception & continental breakfast;
Participant welcome

8:30 - 9:25 AM

"Economic Update"
Mr. Mitchell L. Stapley, CFA
Chief Fixed Income Officer, Fifth Third Asset Management, Inc.

9:25 - 10:20 AM

"Sustainability: Economic Engine"
Mr. Fred P. Keller
Chairman and CEO
Cascade Engineering

10:20 -10:35 AM

Morning Break

10:35 AM - Noon

"Accounting, Auditing and Tax Update"
Mr. Scott Purtill, CPA, Partner, and
Mr. Martin Comden, CPA, Tax Associate
Plante & Moran, PLLC

Afternoon Session

Noon - 1:30 PM

Lunch, Awards and Keynote Speaker

Awards and Recognition:
Chapter awards and other special recognitions
Mr. Robert Maddox
2008-2009 IMA Michigan Council President

Keynote luncheon speaker:
"From Backyard Business to Public Company:
The Role the Management Accountant Plays in Driving Business Performance

Mr. John Pollara, CMA
The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)

1:35 - 3:40 PM
(15 minute break at 2:30 PM)

"Principles of Ethics for Management Accounting Professionals"
with Ethics Case

Professor James C. Lampe, CPA, PhD and
Professor Olen L. Greer, CMA, PhD
Missouri State University

3:40 - 4:30 PM

"Keeping Your Finance Operation Legal and Avoiding Employee Lawsuits"
Mr. James B. Thelen, Principal
Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, PLC

4:30 PM

Summary and business card exchange

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