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Debt can easily spiral out of control, and with COVID-19, you may even have found yourself without a job and way over your budget. While most people are worried about different financial issues, there are some things that are causing people to become ill with worry.  Policies and premiums There are some people who have been paying for certain insurances such as life cover and now they can no longer pay. Putting food on the table is a top priority. They are too afraid to even find out what the possible consequences are as they’ve been contributing to some of them for a lifetime.  There are some policies where, if you stop paying premiums, your coverage ...
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Moving is a stressful, expensive, and time-consuming event. During the warm season, a significant number of American families move across the town or to a different city. Others choose to move from one country to another. Whether you are moving to a nearby street or a different state, there are a few tricks that can help you to minimize the cost of moving. Here are the tricks: Search for a low-cost moving service Several moving companies charge reasonable costs. It would help if you asked your friends and colleagues for referrals so that you can get the best in the market. Remember, when finding a low-cost moving service, don't compromise quality ...
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Gleim is providing IMA Minneapolis Chapter members a special offer from 10/05/20-10/25/20.  Save up to $650 when ordering the 2020 edition of Gleim CMA Premium Review System.  As a Strategic Partner of the IMA, Gleim is also providing  30% off of CMA exam entrance fees. The current edition covers 2020 CMA exam topics and is equipped with SmartAdapt™ technology which personalizes your review and eliminates the guesswork in studying. When the new 2021 edition is released later on this year the Premium Review System will give your chapter members free updates to any changes. In both editions, you'll also enjoy:     • Videos covering the toughest topics and providing ...
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Online business is a major part of the business world today and provides an easy way to buy and sell goods and services. The general model for an online payment transaction includes five parties: the client, the merchant, the client’s financial institution, the merchant’s financial institution and the payment gateway.  The payment gateway provides a secure connection to carry out transactions and verifies, accepts or declines payments transactions on behalf of a merchant. The ability to transfer payments securely is a vital component of a payment gateway.  Payment gateways should make sure merchants always get paid when a purchase takes place so they ...
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Interested in free ICMA/NASBA self-study CPE credits that you can earn at your own convenience?  There's enough free content available to satisfy the annual CPE requirement (sign in for the IMA member discount): IMA Course Catalog The following courses are currently free of charge to members: Communicating in the 21st Century (1 CPE) COSO Enterprise Risk Management: Essential to Organizational Success (2 CPE) Cybersecurity Alert! (0.5 CPE) Cybersecurity Compliance with Global Regulations (1 CPE) Emotional Intelligence (1 CPE) IMA Excel 365: Tips in Ten (Up to 5 CPE at 0.2 per course) Statement of Cash Flows Tutorial (1 CPE) Time Management ...
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CMA & CSCA Certifications

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Interested in pursuing the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) or the Certified in Strategy & Competitive Analysis (CSCA) credential? Attached below are IMA resources to help you along the way.  Journey_to_Earning_the_CMA_Designation.pdf CSCA_Handbook.pdf
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أجرت جمعية المحاسبين الإداريين فرع الرياض اجتماعها الاول في 20 يوليو 2020 - لدورة العام 20-21 م. حضر الاجتماع رئيس مجلس الإدارة والأعضاء في الدورة الحالية ومعظمهم أعضاء جدد.     تمثلت الأهداف الرئيسية لهذا الاجتماع في التخطيط والإعداد لعقد عدد من المحاضرات والندوات والفعاليات التي هي جزء أساسي من عمل الجمعية وتساعد على دعم وتطوير كفاءات العمل للمؤسسات والشركات في القطاعين الخاص والعام، كذلك تم الإتفاق على توزيع المهام الوظيفية على جميع أعضاء مجلس الإدارة، بحيث يقوم كل عضو بإ رسال خطة العمل للمهمة المنوطة بعد مراجعتها مع نائب الرئيس المختص. الجمعية في هذه الدورة نخطط لعقد العديد من اجتماعات مجلس الإدارة والمحاضرات والندوات والفعاليات، ...
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Preparation to the exam is never an easy task. Looking back at my personal experience with CMA exams I realized that after several failures it only became feasible for me to pass the exams when i took the preparation really seriously, i.e. became conscious of the scope and difficulty of the exam, what resources I need vs I have, solid amount of time i need to invest and the way i want to organize my study plan. In this article, I want to share with you what helped me to successfully pass CMA exams. Please note that it will not provide you with any advice on specific CMA preparation materials to use. First and utmost question to ask yourself Why ...
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Hi there, Journey of IMA Pune Chapter began in the year 2018. Since our inception, we embarked our involvement with the IMA Community covering an array of educational sessions and it was really gratifying given our partake in the community activities. So far we have successfully organized the following events and webinars: 1. Introduction to Mergers and Acquisitions -Dhananjay Satarkar 2. Financial Leadership -Manohar Dansingani 3. Innovate and Elevate -Mihir Kolhatkar 4. Business Intelligence and Data Analytics - Practical insights Deepayan Chatterjee 5. Ethics and Corporate Governance -Sunil Deshmukh We are glad that we got great feedback from all the members. ...
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The middle of a raging pandemic might seem like an odd time to be discussing investments, with most people assuming it is not a time to invest, preferring to hold onto their money.  With much of the economy slowly recovering from lockdown, and parts of it about to go back into restricted operations due to a second wave of infections, the outlook is rather grim. In this pandemic’s initial stages, stocks took a turn for the worse. However, they have shown significant improvement of late, indicating that this is as good a time to invest as any. After all, everyone wants to grow their money, plan a retirement, and pay for their children’s education. Here ...
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For any business, marketing and sales can be scary, and yet the cost of sales is such an important aspect of any business. Every sales business knows that the sales force drives revenue.   Even small changes can have big consequences, and a sales company must know how to reduce expenses while still maintaining those resources needed to protect revenue and future growth. We look at ways to reduce the cost of sales.   Making CRM simpler   Customer relationship management (CRM) can be a big expense. It manages and analyses a business's interactions with customers. Through email, live chat, marketing materials and social media, a business learns ...
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With the decision to divorce comes a myriad of financial implications that need to be addressed prior to its finalisation. During the early stages of the separation, options regarding the house should be prioritised. It is arguably one of the most considerable investments a couple would have made during the marriage.  Several factors should enter the discussions when it comes to making the right choices. Among them are the legal and financial ramifications of your joint ownership of a property before the divorce and how things will work afterwards. Dividing the home There are four main choices a separating couple can make related to their jointly-owned ...
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Tax season is generally stressful for all adults, and seniors are no different. You must keep your tax affairs in order so that you remain in good standing with the IRS. The last thing you need is to be slapped with a huge penalty that you cannot afford to pay from their retirement funding.  Given the rising cost of living, you need to conserve every cent you can to enjoy your golden years. One way of doing so is taking advantage of the tax benefits you’re entitled to.  Get help for free There’s no need to worry about paying someone to do your taxes if you’re over the age of 60. You have access to Tax Counseling for the Elderly ( TCE ), where ...
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Retirees are able to leverage their years of work experience to make a living from the comfort of their homes. This is particularly helpful during the current COVID-19 pandemic when it is dangerous to work outside the home if you’re over a certain age. Older adults are finding many creative ways to supplement their income.  Tutor online Various websites provide platforms for retirees wanting to share their experience online and make money doing so. On Chegg Tutors, freelancer tutors can mentor international students in specific subjects through virtual sessions . Getsetup is another platform where older adults can make money teaching their ...
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Together, COVID-19 and the Internet has opened up a world of work opportunities to work from home, whether full-time or with a flexible schedule.    The number of people working from home has surged and with good reason. While the coronavirus rages on, a person can be safer, more comfortable and less irritable at home. However, there are still some essentials to ensure your remote office doesn't do the opposite – make you agitated and frustrated.   Remote offices need to be professionally rigged out   To conduct business in a professional manner, your home office needs all the right furniture and equipment to do a thorough job. ...
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Pushing your customer service agents to work harder won’t necessarily improve customer experience. It is more likely to erode it if agents are tired and overworked.  Agent attrition and performance are usually the top challenges in a contact center. If you want your agents to connect better with customers, you need to help them build their skills.  Fortunately, modern contact center technology helps to streamline service and make it more efficient. Agents can use the right tools to better their performance, offer improved customer satisfaction and be more fulfilled.  Make customer information readily accessible Customer service agents who have ...
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The best companies are backed by amazing marketing tactics. In particular, analytics is a great way to go above and beyond the traditional marketing scheme. Let us take a very close look at why your marketing needs to be analytics driven. Personalized experiences To start things off, analytics leads to more personalized experiences. You'll be able to target consumers on an individual level and see how they respond to certain offers. This leads to higher sales on your end. At the same time, consumers love this personalization as it makes them feel worthwhile and valued. A little goes a long way. If you can send a personalized breakdown of purchases ...
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Selling is not a simple task as it may sound. Even on a regular day when you are facing your buyer, things might get complicated. Remote selling is increasingly growing in popularity to become the new normal. You get to connect with your clients through various virtual forms such as chats, calls, emails, and video calls. This means you would have less face to face time, and the conversations may lack personal appeal. Remote selling may be complicated, especially for sales leaders. Following up on the progress of your employees may be difficult due to lesser visibility of the firm's interactions and team's progress with prospects. Amid the challenges that ...
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Healthcare professionals are bound by patient confidentiality. A doctor who discloses personal data can be under review and even lose his licensing because of being unethical. Therefore, it is a distant thought that doctors would purposefully breach this trust relationship they have with patients.  Although that is true, the system used by the healthcare organization may be the single point of failure. Can SOC 2 compliance intervene and ensure that patient personal data is secure? Are healthcare organizations required to conduct a SOC 2 audit? The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) that oversees the implementation of SOC 2 compliance states ...
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     IMA Riyadh Chapter is pleased to invite you to attend one hour CPE a webinar titled :   Communication in the Digital Age     Overview about the topic: Excellent Communication skills are very important to any strong and effective leader.The higher a person is on the organization leader.the more the need for strong communication skills.Good Communication is critical to assure understanding,conduct day to day business and motivate and persuade others.   Topics include: - Business Communication methods . -Tools on effective communication . - Video Conferencing  -Business Emails' Technics and ...
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