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, Aug 12, 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

Communicating Trust in an Age of Crisis: Your Role
Field of Study: Management Services

For many enterprises, their reputation may be their most valuable asset. When that reputation comes under attack, protecting and defending it becomes the highest priority for executives. But what can you do now so that you will not be fighting an uphill battle when a crisis does occur? Since it is imperative for financial managers to play a leadership role in these times of calamity, public relations guru Richard Levick returns to our program to advocate for strategic initiatives that you ought to pursue before a crisis does take place.

Taking a New Look at the SEC's Enforcement Powers
Field of Study: Accounting

The good news is that the U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that the Securities and Exchange Commission does not have the wide power it claims in pursuing the ill-gotten profits of fraudulent behavior. But is there a potential downside for businesses from the High Court's decision? Charles Hecht, a partner of Wolf Haldenstein LLP, briefs us on what the court's ruling - along with recent congressional actions and political changes - may mean for securities enforcement issues, from whistleblower protection to corporate disclosure.

How Can You Detect and Reduce Supply Chain Fraud?
Field of Study: Auditing
What could be more complex, or more operational, in most organizations than their supply chain? Of course, financial managers have a unique responsibility to ensure the integrity of their supply chain, since they have a lot of data at their fingertips, from accounts payable to the cost of goods sold and vendor records. Norman Katz, a certified fraud examiner and certified fraud specialist, suggests tools and strategies you can utilize to detect and reduce fraud in your enterprise's supply chain.

Transforming Finance: Principle-Based Organizational Structure
Field of Study: Management Services
Despite the ongoing transformation of the finance function and its responsibilities, recent surveys indicate a continued reluctance by financial executives to adjust the design of their organization. Longtime expert commentator Dean Meyer, who has studied and enhanced organizational designs for decades, explains how a principle-based structure can deliver greater entrepreneurial thinking as well as improved teamwork to your enterprise. 


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