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GET CERTIFIED!  Live Online CMA Program

(Posted 9.13.2012)

Your IMA Council has partnered with the IMA’s P&C Council and CMAschool.com to present a live CMA program in the convenience of your home or office.  You can view a recorded class at www.CMAschool.com or call Vicki at 703-273-5745 for more information.  The two parts can be taken in any order.  “Financial Planning, Performance and Control” deals with managerial accounting, internal control and managing better.  “Financial Decision Making” deals with stocks, bonds, derivatives and GETTING RICH.  Through our co-sponsorship, you can get a $100 discount if you put your chapter or council name on the enrollment form at http://mysite.verizon.net/vze22ppn/cpaschool.com/id27.html   Do it now.  Put your career on the fast track.  GET CERTIFIED!

2016 -2017 Meetings

posted Sep 13, 2016, 7:04 PM by Coastal Fairfield

The IMA Coastal Fairfield County Board is planning the meetings for 2016-2017.  Preliminary schedule & ideas include:
MTG DATE TOPIC
1 Tuesday, September 27, 2016 Networking / Happy Hour- Harlan Social Stamford, CT
2 Tuesday, October 18, 2016 TBD *
3 Tuesday, November 15, 2016 TBD *
4 Tuesday, December 20, 2016 Networking Social / Holiday Get Together
5 Tuesday, February 21, 2017 TBD *
6 Tuesday, March 21, 2017 TBD *
7 Tuesday, April 18, 2017 TBD *
8 Tuesday, May 16, 2017 TBD *
* TOPICS THE BOARD IS CONSIDERING:
 1 Presidential Candidate Tax Plans - as Reviewed by an Accountant
 2 FASB Update (Latest GAAP, IFRS, etc.)
 3 SHU Student Night
 4a  Cloud Computing
 4b  Cyber-Security
 4c  Accounting Software
 4d  Big Data Analytics
 5 Mergers & Acquisitions
 6 Cost Accounting Update
 7 Accounting Regulation Update (SOX, SEC, PCAOB)
 8 CMA First - Management Accounting Update

Untitled Post

posted Oct 10, 2015, 10:19 AM by Coastal Fairfield

NOTE: MEETING ON OCTOBER 20, 2015 IS CANCELLED!
OCT 20, 2015 "STATE OF CT ECONOMY" NOW MEETING MOVED TO MARCH 15, 2016
NEXT MEETING ON "LEADERSHIP" SKILLS WILL BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 17, 2015

REQUEST FOR MEETING TOPICS & SPEAKERS

posted Aug 19, 2015, 6:17 PM by Coastal Fairfield   [ updated Aug 19, 2015, 6:18 PM ]

The Institute of Management Accountants – Coastal Fairfield County Chapter Board of Directors is planning the 2015-2016 Chapter year.  Your input would be greatly appreciated; please let Chapter President Doug Boothroyd know your thoughts on what you would like from your local IMA chapter.  We have some topics and speakers already selected on a preliminary basis, but would like your ideas for TOPICS and SPEAKERS for one or more of the following dates:

Meeting DATE
1 Tuesday, September 15, 2015
2 Tuesday, October 20, 2015
3 Tuesday, November 17, 2015
4 Tuesday, December 15, 2015
5 Tuesday, February 16, 2016
6 Tuesday, March 15, 2016
7 Wednesday, April 20, 2016 *
8 Tuesday, May 17, 2016

* Sacred Heart University Accounting Students Night

Job Opportunity for Financial Analyst

posted May 1, 2015, 9:57 AM by Coastal Fairfield

Financial Analyst at Ashcroft Inc, Stratford, CT (apply below)

BASIC OBJECTIVE

The Financial Analyst supports the SVP Finance and team in financial analysis, planning, reporting and forecasting activities for the company.  Prepares and analyzes financial data, and extracts and defines relevant information.

SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE, EXPERTISE AND/OR ABILITIES

BA or BS in Accounting with Intern to - 3 years’ experience in financial analysis. Excellent analytical, planning and organizational skills.  Strong PC modeling skills, including advanced experience with MS Excel. Must understand accrual based accounting.  Must be detail oriented and comfortable working with multi disciplines.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

·         Performs financial analysis variance reporting for operational budgets.

·         Assists in the preparation of an annual operating budget and monthly forecasts for all departments within Marketing and Sales, Administration, Engineering and  Manufacturing capacity departments to include shipping via personal interaction and planning with department managers.

·         Responsible for monthly preparation of various management accounting reports as included in the monthly financial performance book as well as TSE reporting for SG&A expenses and comparisons to Plan.

·         Detailed research of unusual expense trends and variances to forecast including research of all supporting documentation.

·         Yearly assist in loading budget into ERP System.

·         Maintain Global Tracking of Audit Depreciation, Amortizations, Legal, Training & Education, and Research & Development expenses for management review.

·         Performs various special ad hoc projects.

Ashcroft is an Equal Opportunity Employer

EOE AA/M/F/Vet/Disability

Applicants should apply online:

http://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ASFT&cws=1&rid=167

New article added

posted Apr 28, 2015, 1:29 PM by Coastal Fairfield

Retention Red Flags: 10 Warning Signs That Good Employees Are Ready to Leave

The above article was contributed by Robert Half / Accountemps. To read all featured articles, please go to the "Articles" page on this website.

Articles

IMA Meeting Presentations - Available on the IMA Coastal Fairfield County Website

posted Nov 23, 2014, 10:43 AM by Coastal Fairfield   [ updated Nov 23, 2014, 10:47 AM ]

New for this year: Downloads of presentations at IMA Coastal Fairfield County Chapter dinner meetings are now available for our members.
Check out the presentations from the November 18, 2014 meeting by Dr. Russ Engel and Dr. Bridget Lyons on "Trapped Cash: When is a dollar not worth a dollar?"
Downloads are located under: "Newsletters: 2014-2015 IMA Chapter Year" on this website. 

Free for Members: Metro New York Event

posted Jan 8, 2013, 2:16 PM by Coastal Fairfield   [ updated Jan 10, 2013, 11:54 AM ]

Club 101, Park Avenue, New York

Thursday, February 28, 2013 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Earn 1 CPE during an evening of networking, education and more. This opportunity is offered as part of IMA’s strategic partnership with ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants).

Click the Formal Invitation below to open the flyer for full details of this free event.

Year End CPE Opportunity from Metro New York Council

posted Nov 26, 2012, 2:44 PM by Coastal Fairfield   [ updated Jan 8, 2013, 2:22 PM ]

Earn 4 hours CPE  - CMA, CFM AND NYS CPA’S

Tuesday, December 4, 2012- 1:15PM to 5:30PM

Sponsored by Westchester/Gateway Chapter

For more details, click the link below to open the flyer

IMA Westchester Gateway Upcoming Meeting

posted Oct 7, 2012, 11:55 AM by Coastal Fairfield   [ updated Oct 7, 2012, 12:11 PM ]

Please note that our colleagues from Westchester Gateway Chapter will host their next Technical Meeting on November 15, 2012, at Giovanni's Restaurant in Darien, CT. Learn how to use Linkedin and other social media sites to your advantage, featuring guest speaker Carol McManus, "The LinkedIn Lady".  For more details, visit their website or click to launch the document attached below.

imawestgate.imanet.org

2012-2013 events

posted Oct 2, 2012, 12:51 PM by Coastal Fairfield   [ updated Nov 26, 2012, 3:29 PM ]

Check back for details of IMA events

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