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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): IMA Faculty and Student Resources by John C. Macaulay, CMA (Immediate Former Chair, IMA) and Academic Discussion Topic(s) TBD lead by and Ronald Schmidt, CMA, CFM (Instructor, CMA Prep Course; Accounting and Economics Program Director, El Centro College)



Objective of the session:  Participant will learn about the IMA resources available to academics and then have an opportunity to discuss topics of mutual interest with their colleagues at other DFW universities.

 

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. .





Ron Schmidt  is the El Centro College Accounting and Economics Program Director. He currently teaches managerial and financial accounting, provides leadership to the various programs faculty, as well as development of the accounting program at El Centro. Professor Schmidt has previously taught at University of Dallas Graduate School of Management, University of Dallas Braniff College of Business, and Brookhaven College.

Ronald has over twenty years of industry experience, holds both the CMA and CFM certifications and has prior postings to include Controller, CFO, VP Finance, and Operations Manager for the manufacturing and hospitality related sectors. He founded Strategic CFO Solutions in 2004, which provides a full range of accounting and financial management consulting services. Ronald currently also coordinates and leads the DFW IMA/Gleim CMA Professor-Led course, which provides a lecture format CMA prep course to students. He holds an MBA in Corporate Finance, an MS in Accounting and a BBA in Finance.




 

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: Topic TBD by Panel of Accounting and Finance Professionals - Adrien Dubourg, CMA (Sr Financial Analyst, Galderma Laboratories), Others TBD



Objective of the session:  TBD

 

Adrien Dubourg  is currently 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.



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