The Newsletter of the IMA Canton Chapter

August 2015

Jesse Allison, President
Kendra Ward, Editor

In this issue:

This Month's Technical Sessions

CPE Compliance for CMAs

CMA Review Sessions Offered at Stark State

Webinar Schedule

IMA Technical Sessions


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Please join Us!

September 15, 2015
5:00 - 8:00 pm
Skyland Pines, 3550 Columbus Rd NE, Canton, OH 44705 (directions)

Reservation Deadline:
Thursday, September 10th


Pre-Dinner Technical Session (5:00 - 6:00 pm)
Presented by Austin Furey and Josh Bixler

After-Dinner Technical Session (7:00 - 8:00 pm)
Agriculture, Infrastructure and Oil and Gas in Stark County
Presented by Richard Regula, County Commissioner

click here for more information about the speakers

click here to register

Mark your calendars for Student Night at Malone University! more info

CPE Reminder:
CPE Compliance for CMAs 

As a CMA® (Certified Management Accountant), you must complete 30 hours of continuing professional education (CPE) credits each year to maintain your CMA designation. Complete information regarding CPE compliance for CMAs can be found here.

As part of our regular practice, ICMA® (Institute of Certified Management Accountants) audits CPE compliance on a random basis to ensure requirements are being met. Our first check is of your IMA transcript history, which you can maintain in the My Profile section of your IMA account.

Credits earned through IMA-offered education are automatically recorded there, and you can enter CPE credits secured through other sources there as well. You can access your account and update your profile by visiting IMA’s homepage.

We strongly encourage you to use the Transcript section of your online profile to record your CPE. We appreciate your commitment to continuous learning and the CMA credential.

If you have any questions about accessing your account or CPE compliance for CMAs, please contact Member Services at (800) 638-4427 or +1 (201) 573-9000 (if outside North America) or e-mail

CMA Credentialing:
CMA Review Sessions Offered at Stark State

This fall, CMA review courses will be offered at Stark State. There will be an eight week session for part 1 of the exam and a second eight week session for the second part of the exam. The instructor will be Pamela Benner, ABD, MBA, CMA, CFM, from Stark State College.

CMA Exam Part I Review

This course covers all of the topics that are tested on Part I of the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Exam. Topics include planning, budgeting and forecasting; performance measurement; cost management; internal controls; and professional ethics. Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be prepared to sit for part one of the CMA exam.

DATES: 6 Consecutive Saturdays: 8/29/15, 9/5/15, 9/12/15, 9/19/15, 9/26/15, and 10/3/15 from 8:00am until 3:00pm

CMA Exam Part II Review

This course covers all of the topics that are tested on Part 2 of the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Exam. Topics include financial statement analysis, financial performance measures (including financial ratios), corporate finance, decision analysis and risk management, investment decisions, and professional ethics. Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be prepared to sit for part 2 of the CMA exam.

DATES: 6 Consecutive Saturdays: 10/17/15, 10/24/15, 10/31/15, 11/7/15, 11/14/15, and 11/21/15 from 8:00am until 3:00pm



These courses are offered for both college credit and as continuing education. To register for continuing education, call the Stark State College Continuing Education Office at (330)494-6170 ext. 4438 or e-mail

Webinar Schedule

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.

Data Governance: Beyond the Abstract
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
1:00-2:00 pm EDT

Overcoming Barriers to Implement CPM Methods
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
1:00-2:00 pm EDT

The CMA Exam Essays: Everything you need to know!
Thursday, September 17, 2015
1:00-2:00 pm EDT


Leading Change
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
1:00-2:00 pm EDT



Mark Your Calendar:
Join Us at IMA Technical Sessions

2015-2016 tech sessions will occur as follows, alternating between n Skyland Pines and McCall’s, with hour long sessions beginning at 5:00 and 7:00 and dinner in between.

Malone - October (Student Night)

Skyland Pines
3550 Columbus Rd NE
Canton, OH 44705

• 09/15
• 12/15
• 02/16
• 04/19

130 Faircrest St SW
Canton, OH 44706

• 11/17
• 01/19 (Tax)
• 03/15
• 05/17 (Family)

Cost for dinner is $30 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

More info:


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