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Today’s Management accounting best practices and challenges

posted Feb 9, 2012, 10:07 PM by IMA Middle East   [ updated Feb 9, 2012, 10:07 PM ]

Dear Member,

The IMA Abu Dhabi-UAE Chapter is pleased to invite you to their upcoming event on 02 November 2011.

This is a great opportunity to discuss Today’s Management accounting, Ethics and the importance of values in driving business value and also to raise your questions on how CMA exam covers this topic and how you can get prepared to have successful results in the exam on this topic.

Join us and be a part of this important event.

Agenda :    
19h 00 : Welcome note
19h 15 : Presentation on Today’s Management accounting best practices and challenges by Mr.Ahmad Khawaja, Managing Director at Dayton Consulting
20h 00 : Q&A for session 1
20h 15 : Presentation on Ethics; how they are applied in CMA exams by Mr Jeffrey Thomson, President and CEO IMA
20h 45 : Conclusion, Q&A 
Venue: LAB, Leadership Acceleration for Business Abu Dhabi.
RSVP : info@imaabudhabichapter.org

For location map, please visit the link http://imgpublic.mci-group.com/ae/LAB.jpg 

The event has been endorsed and accredited by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) with 2.5 CPE credits.

We are looking forward to see you at our events.

Best Regards,
IMA Abu Dhabi - UAE Chapter

ICMA Glossary of Management Accounting (Arabic)

posted Feb 9, 2012, 10:04 PM by IMA Middle East   [ updated Feb 9, 2012, 10:04 PM ]

Please click here for more information.

Economic Crisis & global and local recovery

posted Feb 9, 2012, 10:03 PM by IMA Middle East   [ updated Feb 9, 2012, 10:03 PM ]

The IMA Abu Dhabi-UAE Chapter is pleased to invite you to their event with as main topic 'Economic Crisis; global and local recovery'

Please join us at this exciting Abu Dhabi Chapter event and also learn more about the importance of getting certified presented by Morgan International.

Our Guest Speaker is His Excellency Mr. Rashed Al Baloushi who is the Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Operations of the Abu Dhabi exchange.

Date : Monday 27 June 2011
Time : Start 6.30 pm to 9.00 pm

Location : Al Maamoura Building A (Mubadala), Auditorium
RSVP :     info@imaabudhabichapter.org

Location Map: http://mubadala.ae/map

CPE Credits: The event has been endorsed and accredited by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) with 2 CPE credits.
We are looking forward to see you at this event on the 27 June from 6.30 pm to 9.00 pm.

Best Regards,
IMA Abu Dhabi - UAE Chapter

IMA Launches 19th International Chapter in Abu Dhabi

posted Feb 9, 2012, 10:01 PM by IMA Middle East   [ updated Feb 9, 2012, 10:01 PM ]

IMA® recently expanded its presence in the Middle East by launching its newest international chapter in Abu Dhabi, the capital and second-largest city of the United Arab Emirates.

Attending the April 18 launch event were 50 chapter members, as well as Hassan Sharafeddin, CMA®, CIA, a member of the IMA Global Board of Directors and president of IMA’s Dubai chapter. Mr. Sharafeddin welcomed the new chapter to the growing Middle East region and presented the chapter with its charter. Attending from IMA were Jim Gurowka, IMA vice president of international business development, and Hanady Khalife, regional operations manager for IMA Middle East based in Dubai. Moaz Barakat followed up the ceremony with a presentation on the "New Role of Management Accountants as Real Business Partners."

Abu Dhabi is now home to IMA's 19th international chapter. According to Mr. Gurowka, the process of establishing this chapter began more than three years ago and was successful thanks to the efforts of numerous people.

“The chapter organizing team received tremendous support from our colleagues in Dubai, particularly from the chapter president, Mr. Sharafeddin, as well as from IMA’s regional office,” said Mr. Gurowka. “IMA’s global headquarters in Montvale, N.J. also was strongly committed to expanding the association’s presence in this region. Finally, and certainly not lastly, the dedication that the chapter organizing team showed in getting the chapter up and running and establishing a long-term vision for the chapter’s success was incredible.”

Mr. Gurowka noted that two members of the Abu Dhabi chapter’s board of directors are from Mubadala, including the chapter president, Mohamed Al Masri, and Amal Al Ameri, the chapter vice president of communications and community relations. Ms. Al Ameri is one of a growing group of female CMAs in the UAE. Many chapter members work at Mubadala, which is also currently providing an in-house CMA review course for interested professionals. In addition, Mubadala is making its facilities available for many chapter events. Rounding out the chapter board are Sami Barakeh from Tamouh and Maher Nasreddine from Morgan International.

The goals for the new chapter are in keeping with those of other IMA chapters: to support the growth of IMA in the region, to provide assistance to the management accounting profession in general, and to help CMA candidates in their quest to becoming certified. There are certainly many members who fall into that latter category. According to Mr. Gurowka, nearly all members of the chapter – which currently number about 400 – are either CMAs or in the process of becoming CMAs.

To achieve its goals, the new Abu Dhabi chapter is already planning numerous networking events. Many members will attend the IMA Middle East Conference, taking place on May 10-11, 2011.

During that conference, IMA will announce the launch of another chapter in the Middle East region. That chapter, Saudi Arabia-Eastern Province, is being made possible thanks to the efforts and support of employees and IMA members at Saudi Aramco, a leading global petroleum company.

For additional information on IMA’s new Abu Dhabi chapter, please visit www.abudhabi.imanet.org.
Article Main source http://www.multibriefs.com/briefs/ima/IONAbuDhabi.htm

IMA Middle East Salary Survey (Arabic)

posted Feb 9, 2012, 9:59 PM by IMA Middle East   [ updated Feb 9, 2012, 9:59 PM ]

IMA Middle East Conference 2011

posted Feb 9, 2012, 9:52 PM by IMA Middle East   [ updated Feb 9, 2012, 9:52 PM ]

IMA Middle East Conference 2011

We’re delighted to announce the IMA Middle East Conference 2011, taking place on May 10-11, 2011 at Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai, UAE.

The IMA Middle East Conference will provide you with the unique opportunity to be part of in-depth discussions on topics ranging from corporate governance, financial management and leadership skills to overcoming adversity and business downturns. Jeffrey Thomson, CMA, IMA president and CEO; Dr. Brian McGuire, CMA, CPA, CBM, CITP, IMA Chair-Elect; and Dennis Whitney, CMA, CFM, IMA senior vice president of certification will represent IMA’s senior leaders in the program.

Exclusive to IMA members

As an IMA member, you enjoy a special IMA member rate for individual registrations. What's more, you will enjoy a further discount of 10% on the IMA Member rate when you register as a group of 5 or more. For group registrations, please contact the below mentioned members in your respective chapter:

- IMA Amman Chapter, Jordan: Ms. Maram Hamam, Business Development Associate

- IMA Doha Chapter, Qatar: imamiddleeastconference@mci-group.com

- IMA Dubai Chapter, UAE: Hassan Sharafeddin,CMA,CIA

- IMA Riyadh Chapter, Saudi Arabia: Tim Douglas,CMA,MBA

Register NOW

For further information about the program, or to register your individual participation, visit www.imamiddleeastconference.org ,call +971 4 31163522 or
email: imamiddleeastconference@mci-group.com

IMA’s Salary Survey

posted Feb 9, 2012, 9:46 PM by IMA Middle East   [ updated Feb 9, 2012, 10:15 PM ]

IMA’s Salary Survey Featured in USA Today Snapshot
IMA®’s 2008 Annual Salary Survey and importance of certification made national news with a USA Today Snapshot. CMAs have greater earning power than their noncertified peers ($125,600 versus $95,974). To view the USA Today Snapshot, click here. From USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Co., Inc. Reprinted with Permission

New CMA Exam Format

posted Feb 9, 2012, 9:43 PM by IMA Middle East   [ updated Feb 9, 2012, 10:14 PM ]

On November 24, 2009, ICMA announced a change to the format and curriculum of the CMA exam program, beginning May 1, 2010.
To ensure that the CMA remains the most appropriate designation for accountants and financial professionals in business, the Institute of Certified Management Accountants (ICMA) announced a change to the format and curriculum of the CMA exam program.

Beginning May 1, 2010, the CMA exam will consist of a two-part format focusing on the critical skills of financial planning, analysis, control and decision support. Testing for the current four-part CMA exam format will continue through December 31, 2010.

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