Institute of Management Accountants
East Bay - Northern California Chapter

West and South Contra Costa County and Alameda County

East Bay - Northern California Chapter
California State University - East Bay



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One of the most valuable products offered by the IMA is a training program introducing and explaining up-to-the-minute accounting and finance issues.  View 4 video training programs and participate in the group discussion after each screening and receive 4 hours of CPE credit.

Robert Half International and local IMA Groups (The East Bay Northern California and Diablo Valley Chapters)  are proud to offer Saturday Morning viewing and discussion session of current FMN tape to our membership for the remarkably low price of only $ 40.00!*    We really want to emphasize that these sessions are a genuinely interesting way of keeping current with impacts and changes in Accounting and Finance. 

*(Fee waived for Guests of RHI)

WHEN:          Saturday, October 14, 2017
                        Program begins at 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM                       

ADDRESS:     Keller Williams Training Center
                                5994 W. Las Positas Blvd.
                                Suite 101
                                Pleasanton, CA.  94588

EARN:       4 hours CPE Credit. (Late arrivals earn fewer hours).

Program Initiative:

In an effort to support the IMA and FMN, we would like to share valuable information regarding the association membership.

By joining the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), you will receive:
3 free FMN 4-hour sessions (value at $120) to be used during first year of membership

The cost for IMA membership is approx. $210 and here are the benefits that are included in being an active association member:

Please feel free to contact anyone on our FMN team if you have further questions.

COST:        $ 40.00.
                   Full breakfast and lunch included in cost
RSVP:         Contact:
Tricia Scalzo       Email:

FMN Library

FMN Program

Building a Culture of Innovation: Your Role
Field of Study: Management Services
There is no denying that building a culture of innovation is at the top of most corporate agendas. After all, new growth should be spurred from within, since an enterprise's own workforce is uniquely positioned to understand the intersection of business operations, product development pipelines, and customer demand. Justin Bingham, chief technology officer at Janeiro Digital, reveals what you can do to help your employees become more creative in their day-to-day work.

Hedge Accounting: Why Easier Is Also Simpler
Field of Study: Accounting
For more than a decade, enterprises have had to apply the complex and voluminous rules on financial reporting for derivatives. Last month, FASB issued a new standard that is designed to make hedge accounting easier for you to prepare as well as simpler for financial statement users to understand. Here, Dr. Ira Kawaller explains how these new rules should also serve to align hedge accounting more closely with your company's risk management strategies. 

Transforming Your Business Processes with Blockchain
Field of Study: Management Services
Many financial managers complain that existing systems are often inefficient, "siloed" and inconsistent. As a result, many organizations are applauding and embracing the emergence of blockchain technology, with its ability to distribute and update ledgers widely and perfectly. Attorney and technologist Peter Vogel, a partner at Gardere Wynne Sewell, clarifies why blockchain has the potential to vastly reduce the cost and complexity of business transactions.

Surviving an Independent Contractor Crackdown: Are You Prepared?
Field of Study: Taxes
According to the IRS, most workers should be classified as employees, even those who are treated as independent contractors. While many other enforcement initiatives are waning, the Service and state taxing authorities are continuing to emphasize worker classification audits. Edward Zollars, a partner in Thomas, Zollars & Lynch, Ltd., highlights what tools - such as "section 530 relief" - companies are successfully using, and with which you should become familiar, to minimize employer penalties.

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