Institute of Management Accountants – Pittsburgh Chapter

Welcome to the 2017 – 2018 IMA Program Year

This year the Pittsburgh chapter will be offering 2 CPE at our monthly meetings.  This allows our members to earn more CPE at technical meetings offered every other month, with social and networking events (non CPE) scheduled in between.   

Also, the Pittsburgh Chapter welcomes its new student chapter at Clarion University, adding to our other student chapters at Penn State and Indiana University of Pa.  On September 20, Loretta Corrigan and Tim Abbott attended the annual IUP Accounting Career Day event to promote the IMA and it’s CMA program.  Eleven new IUP student members enrolled.  Pictures on our gallery page.

ANNOUNCING: Pittsburgh Chapter $1,000 Scholarship!  See link for details.

NOVEMBER: Our annual joint meeting with the Pittsburgh ARMA chapter. 1 CPE

What does ARMA stand for? Originally, ARMA was the acronym for the Association of Records Managers and Administrators. Over the years, they have seen a broadening of the profession as records management has become a recognized and integral part of information governance.  To reflect this changing role, the organization adopted “ARMA International” as a general descriptor of the association.   

Our two groups have met annually for the past 7 years and have enjoyed mutually interesting discussions …. and very fun meetings!

Wednesday November 15th 2017.  Networking 5:30;  Dinner served at 6:00PM.


Meeting details and RSVP below.


Schedule of Chapter Events and Education Topics

9/20/17: “What you should know about Brexit” and “Preparing for the EU’s Data Protection Regulation” (2 CPE)

10/18/17: Octoberfest/Brewery social event  –  The Church Brew Works.  (0 CPE)

11/15/17: Cyber-Security Topic (joint meeting with ARMA)    (1 CPE)

12/5/17:  Holiday Party with buffet, cash bar, entertainment.  Details to be announced.

1/17/18: Tax Update  2 CPE

2/21/18: Ethics  2 CPE

3/21/18: Student Night/Scholarship 

4/18/18: Social-Membership Night 

5/16/18: Sustainability Accounting

Technical Meeting 

Topic:   Cybersecurity: Protecting Your Business—Security in the Workplace  (1 CPE)

Date:     Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017            

Time Dinner served 6:00PM; join us for networking prior.   Place: The Rivers Club, downtown.
Meal:  Salad:  Winter green salad with Craisins, Spiced Walnuts and Honey Apple Cider Vinaigre
Entrée Choices: ♦ Grilled Flat Iron Steak with crispy onions and port wine mushroom ragout 
Jack Daniels Chicken with Bourbon pan gravy
Vegetable Napolean containing Portobello mushrooms, zucchini, yellow squash and roasted Peppers stacked between roasted garlic and rosemary mashed potatoes with truffled veggie glaze       
Dessert:  Apple Spice Cake    /  Coffee, tea
Cost:   $35.00 / $20 students      RSVP by Friday Nov. 11, 2017.



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Previous Meeting September 20, 2017

The Pittsburgh Chapter held its first 2 CPE meeting of the year.  We heard from Christopher S. McElroy, CPA and Mary D. Richter, CPA of Schneider Downs, on the impact to our region of Great Britain leaving the EU.   Chris spoke on “Brexit:  What you need to know” covering the history of the EU, the reasons Britain is leaving, what happens next and the impact this will have to US companies here and in Europe.   Mary spoke on “GDPR: General Data Protection Regulation.” which goes into effect May 18, 2018.  This effects all companies, here and abroad, that are selling goods or services to customers in the European Union.  The Pittsburgh Chapter was provided a copy of these presentations which is available to Pittsburgh Chapter members upon request.

See pictures from previous meetings, on our Galleries page. For future meeting info, see: upcoming meeting schedule.

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