Announcements



Opelika Housing Authority Job Opening

posted Feb 10, 2016, 3:54 AM by Chattahoochee Valley Chapter

Accountant II

The Opelika Housing Authority (OHA) has an immediate opening for an Accountant II. Successful candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance plus 2 years of experience in an accounting related field or property management field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have strong knowledge of GAAP accounting principles, project bidding process, ability to work with contractors and must possess Microsoft Office skills. Must be well organized to complete tasks on time and work with minimal supervision. Salary is commensurate with experience. We offer an excellent compensation package. Interested applicants must submit a resume to Human Resources, Opelika Housing Authority, 1706 Toomer Street, Opelika, Alabama or mail to P.O. Box 786, Opelika, Alabama 36803-0786. Application deadline is close of business February 11th, 2016. No phone calls please. The OHA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For more information click here: Opelika Housing Authority


Looking for a Volunteer Opportunity?

posted Feb 4, 2016, 9:11 PM by Chattahoochee Valley Chapter   [ updated Feb 4, 2016, 9:28 PM ]

There is the upcoming STEAM:uL8 Spring STEAM Festival, which is March 11-12. This festival focuses on the various aspects of the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math initiative. It is a collaboration with Georgia First Robotics, Columbus MakesIT, and Let's Grow (STEAM)x. We are in need of 80 volunteers. If you are interested, please email Tasheé Singleton at info@letsgrowsteam.org or call 706.464.3035. There will be a volunteer meeting Saturday, Feb 6 at 4:30 pm in the Civic Center's Executive Conference Room for more information. If you'd like to volunteer but cannot make Feb 6, please let Tasheé know. Click on the calendar invite below for additional details. Hope to see you soon!


New Job Opening

posted Nov 12, 2015, 9:10 AM by Chattahoochee Valley Chapter   [ updated Nov 12, 2015, 9:10 AM ]

 

Albright, Fortenberry & Ninas, LLP a public accounting firm, located in Columbus, GA, is looking for a full-charge bookkeeper with a minimum 3 years bookkeeping experience. QuickBooks experience is preferred.

 

Qualifications and Description of Duties:

  • Minimum 3 Years Experience
  • Excellent Bookkeeping skills, 3+ years (A/R, A/P, Payroll, Journal Entries, General Ledger, Billing, Invoicing, Collections)
  • Detail-oriented and strong organizational skills
  • Good computer skills: Microsoft Office (Excel and Word)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

This position is responsible for client accounting and transaction processing.  Candidate must have experience preparing and posting journal entries; month-end close processes and bank reconciliation; general ledger and inter-company account reconciliations; payroll processing; payroll tax returns; and sales tax.

 

All information kept in strictest confidence.

 

Please e-mail resume to:

cphillips@afllp.com

Subject: Position

New Job Openings Announced

posted Aug 28, 2015, 10:22 AM by Chattahoochee Valley Chapter

Woodgain Millwork in Albany, GA and Albright, Fortenberry & Ninas, CPAs in Columbus, GA have announced new job openings.  See full details on the Employment page of this website.

IMA Announces Winners of 2015 Annual Global Awards and Lifetime Achievement Award

posted Jul 7, 2015, 11:50 AM by Chattahoochee Valley Chapter

June 23, 2015 08:47 AM Eastern Daylight Time

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) today announced the winners of its Global Awards program and Lifetime Achievement Award. These honors acknowledge the accomplishments of those members and accounting and finance professionals who exemplify IMA’s mission and core values. IMA will recognize the honorees during this evening’s Awards Dinner at IMA's 96th Annual Conference & Expo, held at the Westin Bonaventure in downtown Los Angeles.

“IMA is pleased to recognize the achievements of these distinguished professionals, each of whom has demonstrated their commitment to IMA’s mission and values through their careers and volunteer service. We appreciate their efforts and look forward to their continued contributions both to IMA and the management accounting profession”

Receiving awards this year are:

  • Distinguished Advocate Award: Dr. Gerhard Mueller, CPA, recognized as the “father of international accounting education,” former member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), and professor emeritus of accounting at the University of Washington, Seattle; and Prof. Zhang Xinmin, vice president of the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) in Beijing, China, and a board member of the Accounting Society of China
  • Distinguished Member Award: Fatema El-Zahra El Wakeel, CMA, founder of the IMA Cairo Chapter; and Leslie Seidman, CPA, executive director of the Center for Excellence in Financial Reporting at the Lubin School of Business at Pace University and immediate past chair of the FASB
  • Exemplary Board Member Award: Pemberton Smith, CMA, senior program manager for engineering and operation services for General Dynamics Information Technology; past president of the IMA San Diego Chapter and the Wild West Council, and currently serving on the faculty of the IMA Leadership Academy.
  • Exemplary Volunteer Award: Martha L. Alle, CPA, director of finance at St. Joseph’s Female Ursuline Academy, past president of the IMA Evansville Chapter and Lincoln Trail Regional Council, and IMA Global Board member; and Mary A. Strautmann, CPA, current president of the IMA Greater Milwaukee Chapter and past president of the Mid-America Council
  • Exemplary Leadership Award: Susan E. Bos, CMA, CPA, CFE, past president of the IMA Ann Arbor Chapter and Michigan Regional Council, as well as a former IMA Global Board of Directors member; and Rick S. Thompson, CMA, CPA, immediate past chair of the ICMA Board of Regents and past president of the IMA Spartanburg Area Chapter and Carolinas Regional Council

IMA bestowed this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award posthumously to Robert Half, founder of Robert Half International Inc., a professional consulting and staffing services firm. Bob Half began his career as an accountant and the company has been a long-time supporter of IMA. Brett Good, Robert Half senior district director, southern California and Arizona region, will accept the award in his honor.

“IMA is pleased to recognize the achievements of these distinguished professionals, each of whom has demonstrated their commitment to IMA’s mission and values through their careers and volunteer service. We appreciate their efforts and look forward to their continued contributions both to IMA and the management accounting profession,” said David P. DiMare, CMA, CPA, member of IMA’s Volunteer Leadership Board Committee and Subcommittee Chair for the Global Awards Review.

For more information about IMA’s Global Awards, visit http://www.imanet.org/ima_membership/IMA_Global_Awards.aspx.

About IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants)

IMA®, the association of accountants and financial professionals in business, is one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession. Globally, IMA supports the profession through research, the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) program, continuing education, networking and advocacy of the highest ethical business practices. IMA has a global network of more than 75,000 members in 120 countries and 300 professional and student chapters. Headquartered in Montvale, N.J., USA, IMA provides localized services through its four global regions: The Americas, Asia/Pacific, Europe, and Middle East/Africa. For more information about IMA, please visit www.imanet.org.

Contacts

IMA
Marc Gerrone, 201-474-1502
mgerrone@imanet.org
or
Stern + Associates
Cathryn Olson, 908-325-3883
colson@sternassociates.com

$45 Discount on Professional Memberships

posted Jun 25, 2015, 6:11 AM by Chattahoochee Valley Chapter

If you’ve been thinking about joining IMA, now is a great time. Sign up now and take advantage of the $45 savings on professional membership by using the code DACQSAVE45 at checkout (online registration www.imanet.org) or entering the code in the promotional code box on the paper application. 

Introducing IMA Pulse

posted Jun 19, 2015, 8:29 AM by Chattahoochee Valley Chapter   [ updated Jun 19, 2015, 8:31 AM ]

IMA Pulse is a monthly blog that will report on the findings of timely pulse surveys sent to IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) members. This month, IMA surveyed a sample of its senior financial professional members to gauge how the revenue recognition standard will impact their companies. Here are some of the results:..Read More

Job Announcement - Finance Manager

posted Jun 12, 2015, 11:30 AM by Chattahoochee Valley Chapter   [ updated Jun 12, 2015, 11:35 AM ]

See the employment tab for additional information or visit the MCSD website. https://www.muscogee.k12.ga.us/Employment/Pages/Classified-Positions.aspx

IMA Invites Top Accounting and Finance Leaders to Los Angeles Networking Event

posted May 15, 2015, 6:00 PM by Chattahoochee Valley Chapter


May 4, 2015

Marc Gerrone
IMA
(201) 474-1502

mgerrone@imanet.org

 Kristy Skowronski
Stern + Associates
(908) 325-3874
kskowronski@sternassociates.com

Montvale, N.J., May 4, 2015 – IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants), the association of accountants and financial professionals in business, invites top accounting and finance leaders from Los Angeles and the surrounding area to an exclusive networking event, to be held in downtown Los Angeles the evening of Monday, June 22, 2015. 

Offered for the first time on the West Coast, this event will provide an opportunity for CFOs, vice presidents, and controllers from companies of every size to engage with one another, as well as facilitate discussions on key issues that organizations face in today’s business climate. The gathering is expected to attract leaders from companies employing best practices in their respective organizations. All accounting and finance professionals serving in positions at the controller level and above are welcome to attend.

The event will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. PST at the City Club Los Angeles, located at 555 South Flower Street. The cost of attendance is free: However, the event is closed to the public and registration is limited. For more information and to register, please contact Sam Walker at (678) 640-5027 or swalker@imanet.org.

IMA is sponsoring this event in tandem with its 96th Annual Conference & Expo, which will be held at The Westin Bonaventure on June 20-24, featuring speakers and presentations from world leaders in the accounting, finance, and business fields. More information about the conference can be found atwww.imaconference.org.

About IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants)
IMA®, the association of accountants and financial professionals in business, is one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession. Globally, IMA supports the profession through research, the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) program, continuing education, networking and advocacy of the highest ethical business practices. IMA has a global network of more than 75,000 members in 140 countries and 300 professional and student chapters. Headquartered in Montvale, N.J., USA, IMA provides localized services through its four global regions: The Americas, Asia/Pacific, Europe, and Middle East/Africa. For more information about IMA, please visit www.imanet.org.

Volatile Economic Landscape Shapes the Future of CFO Role, Says New Research from ACCA and IMA

posted May 15, 2015, 5:59 PM by Chattahoochee Valley Chapter


Apr 15, 2015
Kristy Skowronski
Stern + Associates 
(on behalf of IMA)
(908) 276-4344 x208
kskowronski@sternassociates.com

Katrin Maier
Anat Gerstein, Inc.
(on behalf of ACCA USA)
(718) 793-2211
katrin@anatgerstein.com   
NEW YORK AND MONTVALE, N.J. – New research conducted by ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) has revealed five key economic developments that will shape the role of finance leadership in the future. To view the full report, “Tomorrow’s Finance Enterprise,” visit: http://www.imanet.org/docs/default-source/acca/cfo_profiles.pdf?sfvrsn=2

The report highlights survey responses from 1,631 global ACCA and IMA members about their views on the skills, experience and priorities for current and future CFOs. Supplementing the research were a number of in-depth interviews with a variety of senior finance professionals.
 
According to the report, the five issues shaping the destiny of finance are: 

•    Volatility and risk 
•    Enterprise strategy supported by smarter finance delivery
•    An increased emphasis on intangibles in creating value 
•    New technology frontiers
•    The quality of talent available to the CFO function

“The instability of the current economic landscape has understandably brought new levels of scrutiny to the role of CFO and the effectiveness of investments. In many cases, this has demanded a cultural shift among finance teams, which are now required to operate in a much more ambiguous business environment,” said Jamie Lyon, ACCA’s head of corporate sector insights. “The assets that drive corporate wealth aren’t what they used to be. In the knowledge economy, intangibles such as data, information, brand and talent are central to future value creation for all sizes and types of businesses.”

The report also emphasized the importance of technology. “To propel business growth, finance leaders will need to continue prioritizing investments in technology,” said Raef Lawson, Ph.D., CMA, CPA, IMA’s vice president of research and policy. “CFOs have a responsibility to ensure digital, social, mobile, cloud and analytics become a strategic tool in driving enterprise change and increasing the role the finance function plays in overall business strategy.” 

Alongside an understanding of business strategy and technological developments, critical management skills and behaviors will continue to be prized in finance leaders. Also, talent development processes must evolve in order to keep up with the proliferating priorities and expectations of finance leaders. The ACCA/IMA research shows that as the role of the CFO continues to expand, it is becoming difficult to ensure finance professionals transition from a narrow focus on functional perspectives to a broader understanding of strategic leadership. The survey results reinforced the need for robust succession planning, coaching and mentoring practices in order to create long-term success in developing future finance leadership talent.

About ACCA
ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants. We aim to offer business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management. We support our 170,000 members and 436,000 students in 180 countries, helping them to develop successful careers in accounting and business, with the skills required by employers. We work through a network of 91 offices and centres and more than 8,500 Approved Employers worldwide, who provide high standards of employee learning and development. Through our public interest remit, we promote appropriate regulation of accounting and conduct relevant research to ensure accountancy continues to grow in reputation and influence. www.accaglobal.com

About IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants)
IMA®, the association of accountants and financial professionals in business, is one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession. Globally, IMA supports the profession through research, the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) program, continuing education, networking and advocacy of the highest ethical business practices. IMA has a global network of more than 70,000 members in 140 countries and 300 professional and student chapters. Headquartered in Montvale, N.J., USA, IMA provides localized services through its four global regions: The Americas, Asia/Pacific, Europe and Middle East/Africa. For more information about IMA, please visit www.imanet.org.

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