The Newsletter of the IMA Canton Chapter

March 2015 - Special Edition

Jesse Allison, President
Travis Young, Editor

In this issue:

Message from the President

Meonske Professional Development Conference

IMA International Conference

Webinar Schedule

IMA Technical Sessions


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Message from the President

Hello Canton Accountants!

I hope you are all enjoying the longer evenings since the Daylight Savings Time began! Of course this means there will be many more distractions between you and a healthy pace of CPE achievement. In order to alleviate that worry there are a couple event offerings from the IMA which will help you knockout several hours of CPE at once and enjoy yourself in the process!

First is the 41st Meonske conference held at Kent State on Apr 23rd & 24th. Topics include:

  • Financial Reporting Panel

  • Pursuit of Your Best in Leadership

  • COSO 2013 Lessons Learned

  • Conflict Management

  • Ohio Professional Standards and Ethics (

Second, the Annual IMA Conference will be coming to LA in June (20th-24th) and providing up to 40 hours of top notch CPE (

I hope you can take advantage of these excellent events!

Jesse Allison, CPA, President


IMA Ohio Regional Council presents ...
41st Annual Meonske Professional Development Conference
April 23 – 24, 2015 | Kent State University Student Center (1075 Risman Drive, Kent, OH 44242)

You can earn up to 8 CPE. Please click here for registration and conference details.

Sessions include:

  • Financial Reporting Panel

  • Pursuit of Your Best in Leadership

  • Management Accounting: A Profession at the Crossroads

  • COSO 2013 Lessons Learned

  • Know Your Numbers: Planning Fundamentals

  • Enterprise Risk Management: What Is New and Planned?

  • Practical ‘How-To’s’ Fraud Risk Assessment for COSO 2013

  • Public Companies CEO Pressures: Auditor’s Nightmare

  • Business Leadership: Emotional Intelligence

  • How to Make Good Choices in Every Phase of Your Life!

  • Conflict Management

  • The Financial Statement Closing Process

  • Ohio Professional Standards and Ethics

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Let IMA help you navigate your career path with opportunities to stay current with the profession, to continue your professional and personal development, and to connect with industry leaders. Join us in Los Angeles to experience inspiring speakers, create new contacts, and reconnect with peers in a dynamic, welcoming environment.

Don’t miss out on this year’s inspiring speakers, more than 50 sessions, and up to 30 hours of NASBA-approved Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits. Learn More

Early Bird registration rates are in effect through March 27, 2015.

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Webinar Schedule

Earn CPE Credits by attending the next Inside Talk or Leadership Academy webinar to earn FREE NASBA-approved CPE! Check out these offerings from

Driving Efficient Transformation from Within the CFO’s Office
Tuesday, March 25, 2015
1:00-2:00 pm EDT

Linking Quality and Finance
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
1:00-2:00 pm EDT

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.

Mark Your Calendar:
Join Us at IMA Technical Sessions

2014-2015 tech sessions will occur as follows, alternating between Skyland Pines and McCall’s, with hour long sessions beginning at 5:00 and 7:00 and dinner in between.

Skyland Pines
3550 Columbus Rd NE
Canton, OH 44705

• May 19th (Skyland) - Family Day

130 Faircrest St SW
Canton, OH 44706

• April 21st (McCall’s)

Cost for dinner is $28 regardless of the location. Please look for invite emails with registration information prior to each meeting.


• Social/Networking at 4:45 pm

• Pre-Dinner Technical Session at 5:00

• Dinner at 6:00 pm

• Post-Dinner Technical Session at 7:00 pm

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