It is my honor to continue serving as President of this thriving, professional organization. The success of this chapter is driven by the Board of Directors and the members.
Over the past year, IMA Global membership has increased by 30%. This increase supports the fact that the IMA, now celebrating 100 years, offers leadership and skills to its members, including the prestigious Certified Management Accountant credential and now the CSCA® (Certified in Strategy and Competitive Analysis specialty credential designed specifically for CMAs. Locally, we are comprised of almost 400 accounting, finance, legal and service provider professionals as well as student members.
Our Chapter was recently recognized as the runner up for the Community Service Competition for the 2017-2018 IMA Global Competition for the joint submissions of the Student Activities and Employment Service Committees at the 2018 Annual IMA Conference held in Indianapolis, Indiana. This is the fourth consecutive year the Chapter has been recognized globally for its work in our local Community.
Our Chapter offers eight dinner meeting sessions on the second Tuesday of month, beginning in September. Networking starts at 6pm with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. The dinner program, which will cover a variety of topics important to our financial community and their staff offers one CPE credit, starts at 7pm. The dinner and breakfast calendar are included in this newsletter.
Please join us on September 11, 2018 at the Woodbury Country Club with our kickoff dinner topic “CFO and Other Department Leaders – A Panel Discussion on Working Together”.
I encourage you to take the time to visit: longisland.imanet.org to update your profile to include a valid email address if you are a current IMA member, or to subscribe to our mailing list (link at the bottom of the webpage) if you a non-member. Due to the GDPR, there are new email guidelines so we want to be sure you stay connected with us. You can also find us on LinkedIn so be certain to connect.
I hope you enjoy the rest of your summer and I look forward to seeing you at our events.