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Friday Roundup for Sept 20, 2019


From: Chapter and Council Leader Committee Forum
Spread the word: CMA’s official ad campaign

We have officially launched our 4th CMA campaign year and successfully created 4 new CMA commercials! That’s at least 4 times as many ways for you to have fun sharing your CMA story, practical CMA advice, and our relevant, humorous, and inspiring new CMA ads. YOU are in a position to help someone in need of advancing their career! 

We are asking that you share, like, and post about the CMA. When you share information on your social accounts like LinkedIn, post and answer questions on Reddit and Quora, or like the commercial on YouTube, you lend credibility to the CMA. The success of this campaign and the CMA program depends on extending IMA's reach and voice, and we rely on volunteers like you in making that happen. Please see below how and where you find us if you don’t already follow IMA online

Facebook: @IMAnetORG

Twitter: @IMA_News

Instagram: @IMAGlobal

LinkedIn: Search for IMA Institute of Management Accountants

YouTube: Institute of Management Accountants

WebEx Event Details for the CMA Campaign WOMM Webinar

We hope you will attend the webinar on Friday, September 27 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. Registration is mandatory to participate.

Event address for attendees:
Event password: cmafirst
Event number: 714 523 660

Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada): 1-866-469-3239
Call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1-650-429-3300

Global call-in numbers:

Toll-free dialing restrictions: code: 714 523 660

Take advantage of our free token offer

IMA® announced last week a new Ethics continuing education benefit for all local chapters and councils. Effective immediately, chapter/councils will receive one free IMA produced Ethics facilitator-led training workshop per year to use when running live events. To take advantage of this annual benefit, the Education Career Services (ECS) team has announced a 100% discount code to be used when selecting any one of the 4 Ethics facilitator-led workshops currently available (see attached list). At check-out use code CHAPFLE20 to receive your 100% discount.

Join us for the Student Ambassador Program Webinar

As an IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) student member, we know you understand the importance of our resources, like networking, scholarships, certification, and more. Now is your chance to take the lead by becoming a Student Ambassador. IMA's Student Ambassador Program provides a challenging and rewarding leadership opportunity for select accounting or finance majors. As a student ambassador, your mission is to help grow awareness of IMA and the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) certification on your campus. You are invited to join Student Ambassador Webinar – 2 p.m. EDT on Friday, October 4th, to learn more about how you can become an IMA Student Ambassador and get a first-hand look at our new CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) campaign designed for you to share on campus. This is a unique opportunity to become directly involved in our marketing efforts. Click here to register/and join.  WebEx Event Details: Registration is mandatory to participate. Event password: studentAccess code: 719 034 850

It’s September - School’s in Session

Would you like to help us to increase student awareness of IMA on campuses across the US?  Then you should consider joining our Campus Influencer Program, which provides students with information about management accounting career paths, the CMA certification, and IMA membership benefits.  We’ll provide you with a turn-key presentation and easy-to-follow process.  Please contact Tyler Skelton for more information regarding this


Membership & Compensation Reports at your fingertips

Beginning with the August 2019 reports, you will be able to run your chapters’ monthly membership activity and compensation reports directly from the Chapter Portal > Chapter Tools. Going forward the you will be able to run the reports on the 7th day of each month.

These new enhancements will allow you to:

  • View membership activities in a Dashboard format
  • Easily switch between different sections of the report via tabs (Joins, Reinstatements, Anniversaries, Transfer Ins, Terminations, Transfer Outs, Renewals, Education, Certification, Other Education, and Competition Summary)
  • Conduct text searches
  • Filter/sort data
  • Export reports in PDF format
  • Review historical data at your convenience

Important Notes: There will be a new section called “Additional Compensation” which will contain reports that only list earnings not generated through membership activities recorded in our database. Examples include: Student Chapter Fundings, Growth Incentive Payments, Chapter Challenge Awards, and Level of Service Compensation reports will still be available to run on the Portal even if your chapter is currently not eligible for compensation. Please note retro payments will not be granted. So, we urge you to remain compliant.

Please reach out to your Community Relations support person to inquire about the reinstatement process if your chapter isn't currently receiving compensation.

Women's Accounting Leadership Series Registration is Now Open!

Register Now! for the Women's Accounting Leadership Series, cosponsored by IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) and DePaul University, which is coming to Chicago on Friday, October 11, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.). The Conference will be held on the campus of DePaul University, 1 E. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60604. Register before September 27 to receive the Early Bird rate of just $30 (regularly $50). Enter promo code WALSCHI30 at checkout to take advantage of this special offer. The registration fee includes 4 NASBA-approved continuing professional education (CPE) credits, a light breakfast, and an informal lunch.

IMA’s Count Me In Podcast

 Features the latest perspectives on accounting and finance from industry experts with topics including emerging technologies, business innovation, and the future of the profession. Sixteen episodes have already been published and the subscriber list is rapidly growing! You can read more about the podcast in our press release here and to listen to the episodes, visit the podcast website here.

PR Corner – the Latest on IMAs Press Coverage

Earlier this month, IMA released two SMAs on the value of certification, one looking at the importance to professionals, and the other looking at the importance to organizations.

According to the findings, the greater an organization values certification, the more likely that organization is to have a highly effective finance and accounting function. Further, from an employee perspective, professional certification can determine promotion decisions. More information about the SMAs is available in our press release here. The reports can be viewed here (organizations) and here (professionals).

Some of the many resources available to you


  • Link to the enhanced Chapter Portal. We encourage you to bookmark it or save it in your favorites for easy access.
  • Please don’t forget to review your monthly membership and compensation reports. They are available on the Chapter Portal > Chapter Tools
  • Additional resources are available on your chapter/council website > Navigate tab > Participate > Leader Page
  • Visit the Library for the latest editions of Talking Points, Media Clips, and other important documents. Please note these are internal documents to be shared with your chapter and council leaders as well as your members. They are not to be posted or printed. 


 Upcoming Volunteer Leader Teleconferences (VLT) – NEW schedule change

The next VLT “4th CMA Campaign” will be Friday on September 27, 2019 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. EDT.

The October VLT “Strategic Plan Overview and Alignment” will be on Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 12 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDT.

IMA Leadership Academy Upcoming Webinars

  • 10/8/19 Personal and Professional Life Balance
  • 11/5/19 Time Management (IP NEW)
  • 12/3/19 Male/Female Communication: Building Collaborative Relationships

Facilitator-led Ethics Series Workshops.pdf