Summer 2009, Volume 2, Issue No. 1

About Our On-line Newsletter

This publication serves as official notice for our quarterly board meetings in July, September, December and March. Council bylaws require 15 days' written notice of regular and special meetings. The meeting information in the side bar and publication on the Council web site will accomplish that goal. Second, there will be a short President's message, which may cover new council developments and issues that may be discussed at the upcoming meeting.

Other news will be shown as headlines below, with links to the full article on our Michigan Council web pages. News occurring between quarterly newsletter issues will be posted on our Council website, so please check there regularly.

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Council Webmaster

Michigan Council News

Please follow the links below to read each article in full.

Message from 2009-2010 President, Chris Mischler

As we entered June, a new year began for the leadership of the Michigan Council of the IMA.  Lest we forget, let us thank Bob Maddox and the rest of the board who have energized us to yet another Council of Excellence Award, the twelfth in a row!  We must be doing something right in seeking to serve our member chapters and their constituents...

[READ MORE AT imamichigan.org/message.html

8th Michigan Council Annual Fall Conference Update

Michigan Council's 8th Annual Fall Conference will be held on Thursday, October 29, 2009, at the Kellogg Center on the Michigan State University Campus. Planning is well under way for another great conference...

[READ MORE AT imamichigan.org/conference.html

Michigan Council and Chapters Honored at National Conference

The Michigan Council has once again earned the Council of Excellence Award in the National Competition among the 24 councils, nationwide; and all competing Michigan Council chapters did well in chapter recognition, nationally. ...

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2009 National Conference in Denver, a Resounding Success

The IMA held its 90th Annual Conference & Exposition, June 6-10, 2009 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver, Colorado.  With approximately 630 paid attendees able to earn 23.5 cpe credits, the event was considered a success...

[READ MORE AT imamichigan.org/news.html]

Are You Serious About Becoming a CMA?

Cleary University is now accepting registrations for CMA review courses for the 2009-2010 academic year.  Review courses for CMA Exam Parts 1 and 4 are offered this fall; review courses for CMA Exam Parts 2 and 3 will be offered in winter and spring 2010, respectively.  All courses are taught by Dr. Louis Petro, CMA, CPA, and use the CMA Learning System materials, which were developed by the IMA...

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IMA National News

Sandra B. Richtermeyer, PhD, CMA, CPA is Fiscal 2009-2010 Chair-Elect

(In Member Only section of the IMA site. You'll need to log in.)

The Nominating Committee is pleased to announce Sandra B. Richtermeyer, Ph.D., CMA, CPA as Chair-Elect for IMA’s fiscal 2009-2010. Click here (members only) to read more.

IMA’s 20th Annual Salary Survey

Despite the economic crisis, IMA’s 20th Annual Salary Survey indicates that professionals holding IMA’s CMA certification have greater earning power – 24% higher in salary and 31% higher in total compensation – than their noncertified colleagues. These findings appear in the June 2009 issue of IMA’s Strategic Finance magazine.

New LinkUp IMA Online Social Network is Now Live!

IMA invites members to ioin LinkUp IMA, our exciting new online social network exclusive for IMA members. Click here to access.

Seeking Accounting and Finance Talent?

IMA Career Center is the premier electronic recruitment resource for the industry. Here, employers and recruiters can access the most qualified talent pool with relevant work experience to fulfill staffing needs. [LEARN MORE AT THE IMA CAREER CENTER]







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