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

Hello IMA Canton Chapter!

There have been so many noteworthy events this summer within the Canton Chapter that I don’t know where to start!

First, I want to recognize our dedicated hardworking board and all of you who have attended Tech Sessions and earned CPE and done community service with the Chapter. Your efforts helped us to come in 3rd place in the Warner Division for the 2013-2014 competition year!

Rolling that momentum into next year is what we are focusing on this summer, and it will be an easy task with four new and enthusiastic board members who are already contributing ideas to refresh our Chapter. Keep reading future editions of this newsletter for bios on our board members, new as well as old!

New Additions:

We would like to welcome all of the Ohio Mid-Eastern chapter members into our ranks as we successfully completed a chapter merger! This action will create efficiencies as we strive to provide high quality training and networking opportunities within our communities.

We also want to congratulate three board member families who have welcomed baby girls into the world within the last three months! The future of the Canton Chapter will be in good hands!

I hope to see you at our first Tech Session, which will be student night at Malone University on September 16th!

Jesse Allison, CPA
2013-2104 President


Congratulations Scholarship Recipients

CMA Scholarships

  • Joyce Badertscher – Ashland University
  • John Cline – Ashland University

Andrew Knapp, Ashland University, was a 2012-2013 scholarship winner and passed the CMA exam in September 2013.


Webinar Schedule

Summer doesn’t have to mean the end of easy and convenient CPE credits. Earn CPE Credits Attend the next Inside Talk webinar to earn one hour of FREE NASBA-approved CPE! Check out these offerings from

Elevating Risk-Adjusted Planning
Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014
1:00–2:00 pm EDT
Inside Talk: Register

A Team Approach to Problem Solving
Thursday, Aug 21, 2014
1:00-2:00 pm EDT
Leadership Academy: Register

You will earn CMA and CPE credits when you attend any live webinar. Replay webinars are available in the archive but do not earn credits. Advance registration is recommended—IMA webinars are popular and fill up quickly.



Next Meeting

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Mark Your Calendar

Technical Sessions:

October 21, 2014

November 18, 2014

December 9, 2014

January 20, 2015

February 17, 2015

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