8th Annual IMA Michigan Fall Conference


“Excellence and Professionalism in Management Accounting”

Sponsored by the IMA Michigan Council and Robert Half International
Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Kellogg Center at MSU in East Lansing

Kellogg Center, Michigan State University, E. Lansing, Michigan

55 South Harrison Avenue, East Lansing, MI 48824-1022

Phone: (517) 432-4000

8 hours of Continuing Professional Education
(Including 2 hours of ethics)

2009 Conference Concludes

Conference Chair, Jim Horsch and the conference team put on another excellent Fall Conference on October 29, 2009. The Conference included a two hour ethics seminar with a case study. The Awards Luncheon, this year, featured a keynote address by IMA Chair-Elect, Sandra B. Richtermeyer, Ph.D., CMA, CPA.

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See 2009 Conference Speaker Bios here!

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Conference Agenda

Morning Session

8:00 - 8:30 AM

Reception & continental breakfast;
Participant welcome

8:30 - 9:25 AM

Economic Update
Gregory A. Prost, CFA
Chief Investment Officer
Ambassador Capital Management

9:25 - 10:20 AM

Accounting, Auditing and Tax Update
Accounting for Income Taxes (FAS 109 & FIN 48) and MBT Update

Presented by the Rehmann Group

  • Timothy J. Giacoletti, CPA, MST
  • Daniel J. Vanderberg, CPA
    Principal, Director of International Tax
  • Michael D. Bozimowski, JD, MST, CMI
    Principal, Director of State and Local Tax Services
  • Lisa M. Newland, CPA
    Tax Manager
10:20 -10:35 AM

Morning Break

10:35 AM - Noon

International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
Bobbe Barnes, CPA, CMA, CGFM
Consultant and Educator

Afternoon Session

Noon - 1:30 PM

Lunch, Awards and Keynote Speaker

Awards and Recognition:
Chapter awards and other special recognitions
Chris Mishler
2009-2010 IMA Michigan Council President

Keynote luncheon speaker:
Sandra B. Richtermeyer, Ph.D., CMA, CPA

IMA Chair-Elect, 2009-2010

"Professional Development for Accounting & Finance Professionals: Strategies for Career Impact"

1:35 - 2:30 PM

"Excellence in Financial Management "
Glenn P. Barba, CPA

Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer
CMS Energy and Consumers Energy

2:30 - 2:45 PM Afternoon Break
2:45 - 4:25 PM

"IMA Ethics Series: Success Without Compromise"
(with Ethics Case)

Moderated by:

Julie A. Goldman, MBA, CMA

Associate Adjunct Faculty, Northwood University

Immediate Past President, Saginaw Valley IMA Chapter

4:30 PM

Summary and business card exchange

2009 Michigan Fall Conference Committee:

Jim Horsch, CMA, CFM, CAE—Conference Chair

Chris Mishler—Council President, Awards Luncheon

Lynn Margulies—Conference Sponsorships

Sue Bos, CMA, CPA—Registration and Speakers' Gifts

Sue Crane—Registration and PD Certificates

Teresa DeBaeke—Registration, Name Tags

Lee Bennett—Web site and on-line Registration

Bob Maddox—Photographer

See Archive for last year's conference:

7th Annual Michigan Fall Conference, October 29, 2008

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