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DFW Student Extravaganza

September 26, 2014


 

Session I: Bridging the Skills Gaps in CFO Teams by John C. Macaulay, CMA (Immediate Former Chair, IMA)

 

Objective of the session:  Significant gaps exist between the skills employees have and what skills are needed. Participants will learn ways to bridge those gaps as they begin their accounting and finance careers.


John Macaulay was the 2012-13 IMA Global Chair.

Macaulay has extensive senior-level management experience in finance, accounting, directorship, controllership, strategic planning, operations analysis, international acquisitions and joint ventures, and organizational and information systems development. He has demonstrated success in diverse environments for major industrial and consumer products manufacturers and nonprofits.

He earned his B.A. in biology and chemistry at St. Olaf College and received his MBA from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University. He also attended Navy Officer Candidate School, where he graduated in the top tenth of his class, and went on to be a guided missile officers on two destroyers, one of which he commissioned.

A member of IMA for over 40 years, Macaulay was a member of the first group of candidates taking and passing the CMA exam in 1972. He is an active past president of the Texas Council and the Dallas Fort Worth Area Chapter.






 

Session II: Mentoring the IMA Way by Ronald P. Fory, CMA, CPA, CFE, CFM (Lecturer, University of North Texas at Dallas)



Objective of the session:  Participants will learn about the benefits of mentoring and what mentoring really is.

 

Ron Fory is a lecturer in Accounting for the University of North Texas at Dallas, and is guest lecturer at other Executive MBA programs. He has been an international management consultant with a background in controllership in manufacturing, distribution, and not-for-profit industries over the past 25 years.

Ron is a frequent presenter at meetings and conferences on fraud prevention and leadership development. He has been a moderator and panelist on many CPE programs for local, regional and national audiences. Most recently, he presented at the IMA Annual Conference, speaking on Strategic Thinking, Fraud Detection and Prevention, and Leadership.

His article on “The Art of Leadership” was the cover article for the inaugural edition of the international finance and business journal, Capital.

Ron has a baccalaureate degree in Political Science from Park University in Kansas City MO and a graduate degree in Professional Accounting from the University of Texas at Arlington. Ron’s professional certification includes CMA, CFM, CFE and CPA.




 

Session III - Student Track (includes lunch): Networking and Employer/Sponsor/IMA Booths



Objective of the session:  Learn the latest about DFW’s current job market and companies from area employers and recruiters. Network with DFW Accounting and Finance Professionals and Recruiters, as well as students from other DFW universities. Power Your Future:

 

Plug-in  to DFW Employers. Learn about DFW companies and job opportunities.

Energize - Network with students from other DFW universities.

Ground Your Network - Learn about IMA, the Dallas Fort Worth Area Chapter, and the Student Chapters at Tarleton State University, Texas Woman's University (TWU), University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), and University of North Texas (UNT).






 

Session III - Academic Track (includes lunch): Networking, IMA Faculty and Student Resources by John C. Macaulay, CMA (Immediate Former Chair, IMA), and Panel Discussion “Management Accountant's Role in Risk Management" moderated by Dr. Surya Janakiraman (The University of Texas at Dallas) with Panelists - Dr. Huseyin Cavusoglu (Associate Professor of Information Systems, The University of Texas at Dallas), Ricky Link, CISA, CISSP, QSA, HITRUST (Managing Director, in the Dallas, Texas office of Coalfire Systems, Inc), Dr. Suresh Radhakrishnan (Ashbel Smith Professor of Accounting, The University of Texas at Dallas), and Dr. Srinivasan Raghunathan (Professor of Information Systems, The University of Texas at Dallas)



Objective of the session:  Participants will learn about the IMA resources available to academics, plus learn about the Management Accountant's Role in Risk, network with their colleagues from other DFW universities and earn one CPE credit.

 

John Macaulay was the 2012-13 IMA Global Chair.

Macaulay has extensive senior-level management experience in finance, accounting, directorship, controllership, strategic planning, operations analysis, international acquisitions and joint ventures, and organizational and information systems development. He has demonstrated success in diverse environments for major industrial and consumer products manufacturers and nonprofits.

He earned his B.A. in biology and chemistry at St. Olaf College and received his MBA from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University. He also attended Navy Officer Candidate School, where he graduated in the top tenth of his class, and went on to be a guided missile officers on two destroyers, one of which he commissioned.

A member of IMA for over 40 years, Macaulay was a member of the first group of candidates taking and passing the CMA exam in 1972. He is an active past president of the Texas Council and the Dallas Fort Worth Area Chapter.


Dr. Huseyin Cavusoglu is an associate professor of Information Systems in Naveen Jindal School of Management, The University of Texas at Dallas. He obtained Ph.D in Management Science from The University of Texas at Dallas. His current research interests are in security management, economics of information security, and information privacy. His research papers have been published in journals such as Management Science, Operations Research, Information Systems Research, Decision Analysis, Journal of MIS, various IEEE transactions, and Production and Operations Management, among others. He has served in editorial roles for various conferences and in special issues of leading research journals such as MISQ.




Ricky Link  is the Managing Director, in the Dallas, Texas office of Coalfire Systems, Inc. Coalfire is a fast-growing IT Governance, Risk and Compliance firm serving as a trusted advisor to security-conscious leaders in all industry groups. He is a member of the Coalfire senior management team and leads the Southwest Region offering security, audit and compliance professional services. Mr. Link has worked in industry over 25 years by performing and providing professional services for FFIEC, Payment Card Industry, HIPAA, Cloud Security and a range of other IT Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) services. Ricky is also the ISACA North Texas Chapter Past President and during his tenure the chapter was recognized as the 2009 Largest Worldwide Chapter of the Year. Mr. Link’s professional certifications included Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified Information Systems Security Professional, Certified Information Security Manager, and a PCI Qualified Security Assessor. Ricky grew up in Palestine, TX, received his BBA Accounting from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX.


Dr. Suresh Radhakrishnan is the Ashbel Smith Professor of Accounting in Naveen Jindal School of Management, The University of Texas at Dallas. He is also the research director of the Institute for Excellence in Corporate Governance. He obtained Ph.D in Management Science from New York University. His research papers have been published in leading academic journals in accounting, finance and operations management. His work on organization capital and charitable giving has been covered by major newspapers and media, and presented at forums such as the Microsoft CEO Summit and the SAP Global Congress. His research interests include valuation of intangible assets, performance evaluation, contracting and impact of corporate governance. He has served in editorial roles in journals such as The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance.



Dr. Srinivasan Raghunatha is a Professor of Information Systems in Naveen Jindal School of Management, The University of Texas at Dallas. He obtained Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh. His current research interests are in the economics of information security and economic impact of ecommerce technologies such as review platforms and recommendation systems. His papers have been published in journals such as Management Science, Operations Research, Information Systems Research, Decision Analysis, Journal of MIS, Decision Support Systems, various IEEE transactions, IIE transactions, European Journal of Operational Research, and Production and Operations Management, among others. He has served in the editorial boards of Information Systems Research, Information Technology and Management, and Journal of Electronic Commerce Research.




 

Session IV: Social Media by Terry Sullivan (founder and CEO of BuzzPro)



Objective of the session:  Participants will learn now to use social media to build their professional network, find career opportunities, to promote their personal brand, and to Power Their Future.

 

Terry Sullivan , founder and CEO of BuzzPro, is a certified social media trainer, marketing strategist, LinkedIn coach and speaker.

Terry champions social media marketing strategy tapping into the online community using social media tools with LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, SEO and blogging strategies. Terry is certified with Splash Media U, Hootsuite U, & Integrated Alliances with a Social Media Influencer KLOUT Score of 74.

He works with individuals and corporations helping them design and implement personal and corporate marketing strategies. As a LinkedIn coach he has trained more than 6,200 professionals on LinkedIn and Social Media branding strategies helping business owners, job seekers & college students land new business opportunities.




 

Session V: Panel Discussion - Career and Professional Perspectives - Jim Clemons, CMA (Director of Finance at Cressman Tubular, President of Dallas Fort Worth Area IMA Chapter); Adrien Dubourg, CMA; Amanda Mathis, CMA, CPA (Director, Corporate Accounting and Reporting at Michaels Stores, Inc.); and Lorna Winston-Blanks, CPA (Auditor at Lane Gorman Trubitt PLLC)



Objective of the session: Participants will learn from career experiences of career professionals.

 

Adrien Dubourg  was formerly a senior Financial Analyst in a Pharmaceutical Company. He recently relocated from Canada where he worked as a Business Analyst supporting Sales and Marketing strategy. He has an extensive experience in various area (mainly Banking and Pharmaceutics) and worked in different countries (Australia, Spain, France, Canada, US).

Early 2012, he joined the Dallas Fort Worth Area IMA Board as a Director of Academic Relations to expand the awareness of the CMA certification.

Mr. Dubourg received his certification as a CMA in August 2012 and is a former CMAPrepCourse student. His passion and enthusiasm to share his international experiences and recent CMA study strategies helped multiple students to elaborate a successful plan to pass the exam on the first attempt.

 

Jim Clemons  is currently the Director of Finance at Cressman Tubular.

He has a wide range of experience in large and small companies. His background includes management roles with Oldcastle, Pavestone and Safety-Kleen Systems.

Jim is a Certified Management Accountant with a MBA from Northwood University. He is actively involved with the Institute of Management Accountants and serves as President of the Dallas Fort Worth Area Chapter.

He enjoys a great cup of coffee, coaching baseball, and spending time with his family. Jim lives in Frisco, Texas with his wife and five children.

 

Amanda Mathis  is a CMA, CPA with an MBA.

She started her accounting career in public accounting with a focus on financial institutions, moving to industry as a derivative accounting specialist for an energy company before becoming controller for a newly formed energy join venture in Texas.

In 2011, Amanda joined Michaels Stores as a Director of Accounting. She was a 2012 IMA Young Professional of the Year award winner.



 

Lorna Winston-Blanks  Lorna has over 16 years of accounting and auditing experience. She understands the needs of the general ledger controller having served in that role for over half of her career. She has been very successful with processes and teaching others her skills and flexible approach.

Lorna holds both a BBA, Accounting and MBA from the University of Texas at Tyler and is a practicing CPA.






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