Announcements

New CPA Test Site in Tuscaloosa

posted Mar 2, 2017, 10:03 AM by Birmingham IMA

FYI - The University of Alabama's Office of Testing Services is now a CPA Test site. The site is located on the 2nd floor of Houser Hall on the UA campus. Contact information for the testing center can be found here, and more details about the CPA exam can be found here.

Upcoming Meetings!

posted Jan 25, 2017, 12:59 PM by Birmingham IMA   [ updated Jan 25, 2017, 1:00 PM ]

The February meeting will be held on Tuesday, 2/28. Ike Pigott (Alabama Power Corporate Communications) will be talking about New Media and Social Media in Business. 

The March meeting has been MOVED to WEDNESDAY, March 22nd! Sara Helms-McCarty, Ph.D. will make her annual appearance to talk about the economy.

2017 Accounting & Finance Salary Guide

posted Oct 11, 2016, 5:36 AM by Birmingham IMA

Our friends at Robert Half have released their 2017 Salary Guide for accounting and finance professionals. You can review the guide and download your own copy from the Salary Center page of their website.

Mail Chimp

posted Aug 22, 2016, 7:34 AM by Birmingham IMA

The IMA Global email blast system has been spotty, and on advice from our regional IMA Community Relations Manager, we have moved to an external system - Mail Chimp - for sending out meeting notices, September PD reminders, etc. Please check your All Mail folders and (hopefully not) your SPAM folders for IMA emails and add the sender to your safe list. It should appear to come from mstuenke@southernco.com, but most email services will recognize it as bulk email and might sort it accordingly.

September PD Registration Open!

posted Jul 22, 2016, 6:03 AM by Birmingham IMA   [ updated Jul 22, 2016, 6:04 AM ]

Registration for the 31st Annual September PD Program is open! Remember, this year, the program is on Thursday/Friday, September 8-9, and Thursday/Friday, September 29-30. Program details and a link to register can be found at the September PD page of our website. We hope to see you there! 

Don't wait to register... EARLY BIRD discounts are available until Friday, August 12!

Gleim Subscription Renewed!

posted Jul 22, 2016, 6:01 AM by Birmingham IMA

Gleim is is excited to announce the release of the 2016 edition of Gleim CMA Review, the exam prep most trusted by ICMA Medal Winners. The new Premium CMA Review System will be released in November and will feature over 40-hours of comprehensive videos from university instructors. The new series not only provides in-depth instruction on multiple-choice questions, but detailed lectures on the core concepts as well as essay guidance. 

The new edition of Gleim Premium CMA Review also includes: 
- Exclusive access to our accounting team of experts. 
- A true Access Until You Pass® guarantee. 
- The brand new Mega Test Bank, the largest on the market of multiple-choice and essay questions. 
- Free shipping within the contiguous United States. 

Find program information and order forms on the Gleim CMA Discounts page of our website!

Diversity in Accounting Conference

posted Jun 29, 2016, 11:14 AM by Birmingham IMA

The registration for the Diversity in Accounting Student & Faculty Symposium on September 2nd in Birmingham, Alabama is now open!
 
The symposium committee has worked closely with representatives from Big 4 accounting firms, regional accounting firms, industry, and accounting organizations to plan an extraordinary event designed to achieve the following objectives: 
  • Provide underrepresented minority business students (undergraduate & graduate)with opportunities to
    • Enhance their professional brand;
    • Network with industry leaders and professional organizations;
    • Gain key tools, information, and resources for professional and academic success; and
    • Discover career opportunities.
  • To provide faculty with resources to engage the profession and support student success.
 
Please encourage your students and interested faculty to register for the conference using the following link (registration is free):

 
As we discussed, this may be a great way to recruit new NABA members.
 
Please ask your students to register as soon as possible. We are ordering the conference bags and giveaways and we are planning the pre-conference events.
 
I look forward to seeing you at the symposium on September 2nd!
 
Please feel free to contact Dr. Jenice Prather-Kinsey, PhD., CPA with any questions, comments, or concerns:

Dr. Jenice Prather-Kinsey, PhD., CPA 
Professor and Sallie W. Dean Scholar
Department of Accounting and Finance /School of Business
UAB | The University of Alabama at Birmingham
BEC 306B | 1150 10th Ave. South | Birmingham, AL 35294
P: 205.934.8828 | pratherkinsey@uab.edu 
Executive Assistant: Joe Talty (jtalty@uab.edu)

Congratulations Dorothy White!

posted May 25, 2016, 11:40 AM by Birmingham IMA

Congratulations to Dorothy White, who won the 2016 Annual Drawing prize, drawn at the May Technical meeting! Dorothy walks away with a check for $230 (or the equivalent of a one-year membership in IMA)!  

Dorothy had a 3.29% chance to win the drawing, with 15 of a total 456 "names in the hat." Her 15 chances came from attending 7 monthly meetings, 3 points for board meetings, and 5 more for volunteering to be on the chapter's board.  

Congratulations, Dorothy!!!

Member Appreciation with the Barons!

posted Apr 20, 2016, 12:35 PM by Birmingham IMA

Join us for a Member Appreciation event at Regions Field.  The chapter has reserved the Home Run Porch for the Barons game against the Pensacola Blue Wahoos on May 1st! Read about the event and about how to reserve your tickets on our Member Appreciation page.

Past Presidents Recognized

posted Apr 7, 2016, 5:40 AM by Birmingham IMA   [ updated Apr 7, 2016, 5:59 AM ]

As many of you know, our Treasurer, Mark WIlkinson, retired from Alabama Power Company last week. He served the chapter in various capacities for many years. In doing so, he accumulated many Birmingham Chapter documents, one of which was a list of Past Chapter Presidents through 2009.  We have updated the list and published it on our site as a thank you to all of the men and women who served as Chapter President over the years. The list can be found here.

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