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IMA Webinar - CEO Panel

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Gleim CMA is runnig a special from 1/12 - 1/24 and chapter members will save more than EVER. We are not offering these discounts to the general public. It is important to let your chapter know they must identify themselves as chapter members to qualify for the special savings. Chapter members save: *40% off Premium *35% off Traditional *30% off Megabank We have exciting news! Our 2022 CMA course is now available. IMA Minneapolis Members save up to 40% for a limited time and study with the #1 CMA Review! New features include: * Digital note-taking * More step-by-step essay walkthroughs * More hours of bite-sized CMA lectures ...
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https://www.imanet.org/about-ima/annual-report IMA Year 2021: A Purpose-Driven Organization Built on Trust “This past year, IMA took on the dual role of short-term risk manager and long-term strategic planner, investing in resources for members to help them through the pandemic (e.g., free online courses comprising a rich array of educational opportunities delivered virtually) while continuing to invest in the long-term success of our members.” – Jeff Thomson, CMA, CSCA, CAE, IMA president and CEO “A Purpose-Driven Organization Built on Trust” is the theme of IMA’s Fiscal Year 2021 in Review. The lead stories of the year included: An all-time ...
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Cyber Security

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Artificial Intelligence

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To Vax or Not to Vax

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IMA Switzerland strives to bring Finance Professionals together by organizing high quality education and networking events. We have board of experienced finance professionals in diverse Swiss top organisations, we work in close collaboration with IMA Europe and IMA Globa and count on their supportl. We have the opportunity to develop our chapter further by expanding number of members and by helping our members to be successful in their journey to the CMA or even CSCA certification. By having bigger and stronger chapter we would be able to promote IMA in Switzerland better and we do believe that this bring a lot of positive impact on Swiss management accountants ...
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There are many investors who swear by property as the soundest and most stable investment that you can make. Everybody needs a place to stay and can either buy a place or rent it. Renting a property has been a go-to investment option for many years. Then came Airbnb and changed the game.  Instead of going for long-term rental agreements, people started to buy properties and follow the Airbnb plan. The question remains as to which one is the better strategy.  Property Management When it comes to property rentals, how much money you make is not the only measure of success. The time you put in to make your money is vital and has a major impact on the return ...
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Modern manufacturing organizations have different playbooks than older companies that are not adapting as quickly as they should. With all the different regulatory compliance concerns, continual improvement strategies, and customer satisfaction as their core objective, modern organizations have their work cut out for them.  There are many quality assurance and management systems currently in use by modern manufacturing systems. One of the best principles modern organizations with complex objectives and working procedures have found effective is quality harmonization. Here is why quality harmonization is important in modern manufacturing. Importance of harmonization ...
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As of July, the IMA is now offering their ethics courses as a complementary benefit for being a member.  Previously, there was a free annual token to take one of these courses. These are located within the course catalog on the imanet.org website.  Sign in to claim the free offer.   Navigating Ethical Dilemmas (2 CPE) Blinded by Pressure (2 CPE) Can We Count on You? (2 CPE) House Out of Control (2 CPE) Misplaced Trust / Devastating Fraud (2 CPE) The Slippery Slope of Greed (2 CPE) Web of Deception (2 CPE) As an added benefit that is helpful to CPA holders, almost all of these courses are identified as also qualifying for NASBA CPE.  ...
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Business consulting is a growing job sector, with professionals in this field in increasing demand as companies look for ways to remain competitive, save money, and remain operational in challenging economic times. This includes strategizing, devising cost-cutting measures, improving productivity, and revamping company policies and procedures to make them more efficient. Here are some reasons why business consultants need to utilize continuous professional and training programs to maintain a competitive edge: Types of business consultants Many business consultants operate in a general capacity, working in a wide range of industries. The diversity ...
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Our very own past President Lianne Loeks Munson was honored at this year's annual Meeting of Members with the prestigious IMA Champion Award. She has served on our board for more than a decade including five years as President.  She has also served as our Northern Lights Council President for several years as well as being on the IMA Global Roundtable Committee.  During her time on our board, our chapter grew to become one of the most successful and engaged chapters worldwide.  We have continually ranked in the top ten chapters worldwide earning top honors and it takes a lot of behind the scenes efforts to make this possible.   A couple years ago, she issued ...
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Interested in saving 25% on your annual membership fees?  The IMA has just initiated an auto-renewal program that offers this discount.  Sign Up for Automatic Renewal and Save As part of our commitment to providing IMA members with superior value, we are pleased to announce the launch of our automatic renewal discount program. Just follow the steps below to enroll and save 25% every year: Log into your account on the  IMA website , and go to the IMA Dashboard On the dashboard navigation, click myProfile, then My Membership Under Current Membership, click on the checkbox to opt into automatic renewal* Once a popup is displayed, you will be ...
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Nearly 65% of home employees do not want to go back to the office even after the pandemic is resolved. Moreover, 58% of them stated they would search for other work-from-home offers if they get forced to commute to the office daily. There are versatile reasons for this hesitation as workers and companies now approach work from a new perspective.  Hours spend in traffic  Commuting to the office spending hours in tiring traffic seems like an absolute waste of time to workers and management accustomed to working from home. Nobody gets late or absent from team meetings, and productivity increases due to reduced stress.  Employees and employers search   how ...
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Digitizing and transforming financial services through innovation and advanced technologies offers a financial inclusivity that was not available using conventional approaches. Fintech offers readily accessible financial services to everyone and there is a compelling case for the democratization of financial services.  However, it is important to manage these innovations in a way that protects the safety of the industry and strengthens it as a whole. Unprecedented changes are taking place in financial   systems and risk management needs to evolve with them.  The critical balance between fostering progress while mitigating risk  Investors in fintech demand ...
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Independent accountants, as well as financial advisors, offer a crucial service. They give clients precious advice about their money, which includes investments, savings, budget, insurance, and tax strategies. Fulfilling this role is a reason of pride for the aforementioned professionals and pursuing a career in this field is very appealing. The sensitive nature of the service provided means that financial professionals are exposed to certain risks. Showing care and conscientiousness isn’t enough to avoid making errors. As a matter of fact, anyone is liable to making mistakes, which result in loss. Many independent accountants and financial advisors   start ...
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