September 2015: Breaking Away: How Leading Finance Functions Are Redefining Excellence
UPCOMING LAS VEGAS EVENTS: SAVE THE DATES
Join the Las Vegas Chapter this year at one of our events. Take the time now to save the dates:
Tuesday, October 27, 2015: Becoming More Data Driven - Analytics and the Role of Finance
Wednesday, November 18, 2015: Soft Skills with Robert Half International (Title TBD)
Tuesday, January 26, 2016: 2015 Tax Update (Title TBD)
Tuesday, February 23, 2016: IMA Student Night
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
We release more information about our events as we near the event date through our website, LinkedIn group, and our e-newsletter.
Wild West Council Events
Join the Wild West Council this year at one of their quarterly meetings. WWC events come with weekends of education, fun activities and a little council business.
August 7-8, 2015: San Diego, CA
October 16-17, 2015: Las Vegas, NV
February 19-20, 2016: Phoenix, AZ
April 22-23, 2016: Salt Lake City, UT
For more information about upcoming events, visit the Council's website.
BDO United States
DOUBLE UP AND STAND OUT!
The business world is dynamic and ever changing, and the competition for jobs is strong. One way professionals can stand out from the crowd and demonstrate their expertise, skills, and experience is through professional certification. For accounting and finance professionals in the United States, two of the most relevant certifications are the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) and CPA (Certified Public Accountant)....
OVERHAULING ETHICS EDUCATION
Can ethics be taught? That question was hotly debated among ethicists and other experts several years ago. And centuries prior, Socrates said that ethics could indeed be taught. Nevertheless, it appears that we’re still struggling to teach the subject in a way that’s engaging enough to stick with our students throughout their business careers. Moreover—and this isn’t helping—business schools have given the topic relatively short shrift during a time when arguably we’ve needed it most....
The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA®) is coming to Las Vegas for its 2016 Annual Conference & Expo on June 18 - 22, 2016 at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, NV.
Mark your calendars now! Registration should open later this year.
Past Chapter Events
August 25, 2015: The Effects of Marijuana Legalization
The Las Vegas Chapter Board of Directors invited a local legal expert to discuss the current state of the law regarding legalization, medical legalization, current trends and the scope of every employer's rights/obligations to accommodate, police, or punish usage as it effects the workplace, including what policies are still permissible and how they should be enforced.
The Effects of Marijuana Legalization
Fisher & Phillips LLP
5:30 PM Networking, 6:00 PM Dinner, 6:30 PM Speaker
Ferraro's Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar - 4480 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89169
Chapter Board Meetings
The Las Vegas Chapter Board of Directors held prior board meetings on May 5, 2015, June 23, 2015 and July 23, 2015. The board discussed chapter business and started planning the upcoming year. If you would like to know what was discussed at these meetings or interested in joining the board of directors, please reach out to the current President at email@example.com.
"IMA Night at the 51s"
The Las Vegas Chapter held a "IMA Night at the 51s" event to learn more about our organization and enjoy some networking, baseball, and food on May 12, 2015. We had a great evening and the 51s beat Sacramento 12-8.
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ICMA Staff Member Speaks to MPAcc Students in Beijing, China
Students at China’s CUFE (Central University of Finance and Economics) had the opportunity to hear directly about the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) program, thanks to a presentation made there recently by Miaomiao Tian, CMA, CPA, senior manager of exam development and administration at ICMA® (Institute of Certified Management Accountants).