MANAGEMENT NETWORK SESSION
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
Program begins at 9:00 AM
to 1:00 PM
Williams Training Center
5994 W. Las Positas Blvd.
Pleasanton, CA. 94588
hours CPE Credit. (Late arrivals earn fewer hours).
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
3 free FMN
4-hour sessions (value at $120) to be used during first year of
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
Full breakfast and lunch included in cost
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.
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