The mission of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) is to provide a forum for research, practice development, education, knowledge sharing, and the advocacy of the highest ethical and best business practices in management accounting and finance. Please join us as we promote this mission in the greater Canton, Ohio, area.


Message from the President

Dear Canton IMA Members,

Where has the summer gone, let alone the Fall? Are you ready for Holiday dinners, Christmas lights, and SNOW? Most importantly, have you met your CPE requirements for the year? I hope you have, but on the fairly good chance that you haven’t, use the IMA as your source!

First, come to our final Technical Session of the year to earn two hrs of CPE presented by David Kaminski from the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and Gus Dria from the Canton Health Department.

Please do not forget to verify the location of our Technical Sessions before turning on auto pilot and winging your way to Skyland Pines! In an effort to be more accessible to our members from Ohio Mid-Eastern and surrounding counties, we will alternate between Skyland Pines and McCall’s Restaurant and Banquet center. Times and meal options will remain the same so you simply have to show up at the right location!

Second, visit and go to the Learning Center to attend free online webinars or purchase CPE (even meeting the ethics requirement) at significant member discounts!

Thank you to all attendees of our community service project at the Akron Canton Food Bank early in November! Our great turn out and impact will be discussed elsewhere in the newsletter.

We also had a very thought provoking evening of learning on the JM Smucker campus in October where the Tucker Marshall VP of Financial Planning and Analysis shared insight on shareholder value and ROIC.

Stay tuned for more special events and feel free to send me suggestions for topics or formats that you think would be beneficial!

Happy Holidays!

Jesse Allison, CPA, President


Join Us

December 11, 2014

Pre-Dinner Technical Session
(5:00 - 6:00 pm)
Energy Development
Presented by David Kaminski

After-Dinner Technical Session
(7:00 - 8:00 pm)
Canton Health Department
Presented by Gus Dria

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Canton IMA Helps Hungry Families

A total of 16 volunteers from the Canton IMA, including students from Mount Union and Ashland volunteered at the Akron Canton Foodbank on Saturday, November 1. They were part of a team that packed 11,760 pounds of food. That food was estimated to provide 9,800 meals in the upcoming week at various locations throughout the Canton and Akron area.

Watch for future opportunities to assist in a community effort that makes a difference to many individuals.

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IMA Annual Conference

IMA’s 96th Annual Conference & Exposition will take place on June 20-24, 2015, at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles, Calif. Online registration for the Conference will open in January.


Next Meeting

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Mark Your Calendar

Technical Sessions:

March 17, 2015

April 21, 2015

May 19, 2015

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Pre-dinner technical sessions are at 5:00, dinner at 6:00, and the post-dinner technical sessions at 7:00