The Newsletter of the IMA Canton Chapter

April 2015

Jesse Allison, President
Travis Young, Editor

In this issue:

This Month's Technical Sessions

Job Posting

Worst Way to Quit a Job

Freakanomics Coauthor Stephen Dubner is Conference Keynote

Webinar Schedule

IMA Technical Sessions


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April 21, 2015 | 5:00 - 8:00 pm
McCall’s, 130 Faircrest St SW, Canton  OH 44706  (directions)

Reservation Deadline: Wednesday, April 15th

Pre-Dinner Technical Session (5:00 - 6:00 pm)
Tax Opportunities under the New Tangible Property Regulations
Presented by Rosalind Edwards

After-Dinner Technical Session (7:00 - 8:00 pm)
Lean Manufacturing and the Impact on Accounting
Presented by Dave Gingrich

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Job Posting

General Accountant - Boltaron Inc. is seeking a General Accountant to work in their Newcomerstown, Ohio facility. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: AR/AP, capital, inventory, costing PL and BL, budgeting, forecasting, month-end close, and general accounting functions. Must possess a Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from a four-year accredited college/university and be proficient in Excel and other Accounting software packages. Boltaron offers an attractive benefit package that includes Health, Dental, Vision, Disability and Life Insurances, 401 K Plan with a company match and an Incentive Plan. EEO Employer Interested candidates should send their resume to or Boltaron Inc. 1 General Street Newcomerstown, Ohio 43832 Attn: H.R. Department ****No Phone Calls Please

Note: IMA Canton Chapter offers free job postings to its members $50 for non-members. Click here for more details about IMA's career board.


IMA International Conference:
Freakanomics Coauthor Stephen Dubner is
Conference Keynote

Join us as award-winning coauthor of the books Freakonomics, SuperFreakonomics, and Think Like a Freak Stephen J. Dubner speaks at IMA’s 96th Annual Conference & Expo on June 20-24.

Dubner will challenge you “to bury the idea that there’s a right way and a wrong way to think about problem solving, a smart way and a foolish way, a red way and a blue way.”

By learning how to think like a freak, you will have a better understanding of how to:

  Solve problems by thinking with
different angles, muscles, and

  Create behavior change and expand
your view

  Manage outcomes through
understanding incentives

  Explore business issues relevant to
management accountants

 Visit IMA's Conference website for full program and registration details.

IMA Career Connection:
The Worst Ways To Quit A Job

An OfficeTeam survey may bring new meaning to the advice "quit while you're ahead." Nearly nine in 10 (86 percent) human resources (HR) managers interviewed said the way employees quit a job at least somewhat affects their future career opportunities. Respondents also gave some examples of unusual ways workers have resigned.

The survey was developed by OfficeTeam, a leading staffing service specializing in the placement of highly skilled administrative professionals. It was conducted by an independent research firm and is based on telephone interviews with more than 600 HR managers at companies with 20 or more employees in the United States and Canada.

HR managers were asked, "In your opinion, how does the manner in which someone quits a job affect that person's future career opportunities?" Their responses:

  Greatly affects it - 33%

  Somewhat affects it - 53%

  Does not affect it at all - 12%

  Don't know - 2%

Managers also were asked to recount the most unusual way they have heard someone quit a job. Following are some examples:

  "An employee baked a cake with her resignation letter written on top."

  "A marching band accompanied one guy in his announcement."

  "The worker threw a brick through the window with the words 'I quit' written
on it."

  "An employee left a sticky note explaining he was quitting."

  "The individual sent an email blast to all staff."

  "A worker threw a cup of coffee and walked out."

  "One employee bragged to his colleagues that it was his last day, but failed to
let the HR manager or his boss know."

Some workers went high-tech with their resignations:

  "One woman created a music video to explain she was leaving."

  "A worker sent his boss a text message."

  "One person quit via Facebook."

  "The employee submitted a message through the company website."

  "Someone resigned on a video conference call."

A few employees had someone else do their dirty work:

  "One person made his wife call to say he was not coming back."

  "The worker sent a text to his colleague and asked her to forward it to

  "An employee's parents let the company know their son was resigning."

Others did a disappearing act:

  "A person went to the bathroom and didn't return."

  "One worker packed up her belongings and walked out without a word."

   "Someone left for lunch and never came back."

  "A worker stormed out in the middle of a meeting without explanation."

  "The employee said she was stepping out to buy new boots, but was never
seen again."

And one worker took a more direct approach: "He just stood up and said, 'I quit.'" "

How you quit a position can leave a lasting impression, so make sure to exit on the best terms possible," said Robert Hosking, executive director of OfficeTeam. "Doing a great job when you start a new role is expected. Doing a great job as you leave cements your reputation for professionalism."

Hosking added, "Schedule a meeting with your manager to discuss your resignation, and give at least two weeks' notice. Keep conversations positive, tie up loose ends and help train your replacement if one has been identified."

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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

Test Taking Tips and Strategies
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
1:00-2:00 pm EDT

Leave Your Budget Behind:
Using CPM Software to Improve Analysis and Decisions

Wednesday, April 15, 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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