Kapitol Dome
August 2020
President's Message
In our new normal, August 31 is an important deadline. Before this date, as a member of IMA, register for key, no-cost CPE opportunities in the area of Data Analytics and Visualization. No-cost CPE is one of the many benefits of your IMA membership!

Many of you ask how you can help support our local IMA chapter. The Nation's Capital Chapter is working on several key initiatives, but a member who encourages others to join our IMA chapter is golden! Please share this path to joining the IMA with others: https://www.imanet.org/membership?ssopc=1

Our IMA chapter is here for you at every step of your career. At $230 a year for a regular membership, the no-cost CPE programs are very valuable! Please share the membership benefits with others as they may have an interest.

As with many professional organizations, we do not have any upcoming in-person events. We miss seeing each of you, but know you are safe at home! Wear a mask, encourage others to social distance, and work for our better tomorrows!

We look forward to announcing the opening of registration for the annual IMA Student Leadership Conference. Now an online only event offered at no cost to student members! For those not yet student members, the registration fee includes a one-year student membership so it is a win-win, low-cost networking and educational event! You too can consider attending in your role of working professional, encouraging student membership in our IMA!

Another path to IMA student membership for qualifying students is the IMA Accounting Honor Society. Again, please share with others as a goal to join or to recognize their accomplishments to date! The one-time fee includes a one-year student membership!

We thank each of you for your support of our chapter! Please share your thoughts with us on the website and by emailing me, your Chapter President. Be well! Be safe! Be IMA focused!

Best wishes as the seasons change and 2020 continues.

Kathleen Sobieralski

IMA Nation's Capital Chapter
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Time to Celebrate!
Member Milestones
25 years - Bernard A. Mustafa, CMA, CPA. Congratulations Bernard!

Congratulations - New CMA!
Marcus Bailey. Congratulations Marcus!
Welcome New Members!
Ibrahim Ali

Ms. Halimatou Diallo

Iris A Salmeron Lemus

Andrew Meek

Alison Spivey

Dr. Bo Wang
Calling All Members!
You can volunteer to serve as an associate director on our Board of Directors and help plan the future events and activities of your Nation's Capital Chapter of IMA. Gain leadership and planning experience as well as camaraderie with your peers.

Be Prepared | RPA and Other Technologies
RPA and Other Technologies
The increasing use of technology in businesses has exploded. Over 52.8% of accounting professionals stated that their organizations plan to leverage process automation, analytics, and other technologies in the coming years. Understanding how businesses use robotic process automation (RPA) systems to process business transactions and create efficiencies is a necessary skill for today’s business school graduate. Review the Strategic Finance Magazine (August 2020) for the full story on these and resources to enhance your skills.

Free Online Courses & Other Learning Opportunities
Hurry! The free trial period for three of our popular online courses will expire on August 31. Register today for these skill-enhancing courses – Data Analytics & Visualization Fundamentals Certificate, the IMA Strategy and Competitive Analysis Learning Series®, and Blockchain 101 by IMA 

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Also, visit the IMA events calendar for other learning opportunities.
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