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43rd Annual Meonske Professional Development Conference

Ohio Council Institute of Management Accountants

April 26 - 28, 2017


Kent State University

Friday, April 28, 2017 - Meonske Conference (8 Hourse CPE)

“Financial Reporting Panel: Accounting Standards Update”


Leslie F. Seidman

Executive Director of the Center for Excellence in Financial Reporting, Lubin School of Business at Pace University


Wesley R. Bricker

Chief Accountant, The United States Securities and Exchange Commission

James L. Kroeker

Vice Chairman, Financial Accounting Standards Board

Jeanette M. Franzel

Board Member, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board

Robert Uhl

Partner & National Director of Accounting Standards and Communications, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Keynote Address at Lunch

“Building for the Future: Constructing Growth From a Troubled Turnaround Company”

Joseph M. Gingo, Chairman and Board of Directors, A. Schulman, Inc.

Afternoon Program

“A New Era of Compliance and Latest COSO Internal Control - How Companies are Complying”


Jeffrey C. Thomson, CMA, CAE

President and CEO, Institute of Management Accountants


Robert B. Hirth, Jr.

Chair, COSO

Dr. Sandra B. Richtermeyer, PhD, CMA, CPA

Dean, Manning School of Business at UMass Lowell

“Empowering a Diverse Workfoce to a Position of Leadership”


Carlos M. Chavez

President, Chavez and Associates, LLC


Bismarck Myrick

Director of the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Dr. Sandra B. Richtermeyer, PhD, CMA, CPA

Dean, Manning School of Business at UMass Lowell

Billy O’Quinn

Director, Global Diversity & Inclusion, The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co.

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - Meonske Conference (8 Hours CPE)

“How the CMA and Related Learning Enhances Personal Brand and Professional Reputation”

Jeffrey C. Thomson, CMA, CAE, President and CEO, Institute of Management Accountants

“The Millennials Are Coming - How to Get Them Integrated, Engaged and Effective in the Workplace”

Timothy F. Gearty, CPA, CGMA, MBA, JD, Partner, Gearty & McIntyre, LLP

“Non GAAP Financial Measures that Add Transparency and Value to Financial Reporting”

Timothy F. Gearty, CPA, CGMA, MBA, JD, Partner, Gearty & McIntyre, LLP

“The Truth and Consequences of Accounting Ethics: Considerations in Ethical

Decisions and Workplace Dilemmas”


Dr. Norman R. Meonske

Professor Emeritus, Kent State University


Timothy F. Gearty, CPA, CGMA, MBA, JD

Partner, Gearty & McIntyre, LLP, CPA, CG

Donald C. Brown

CFO & Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration, FedEx Freight

Keynote Luncheon

Introduction: Jeffrey C. Thomson, CMA, CAE, President and CEO, Institute of Management Accountants

“The Next Frontier: What Management Accountants Need to

Know About Sustainability Accounting”

Jean Rogers, PhD, PE, CEO & Ex-Officio Member, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board

“Meaningful Reporting on the Metrics of Sustainability Through Current SEC Requirements”

Robert B. Hirth, Jr., Chair, COSO

Concurrent Sessions

Track One

Empowering Financial Transformation Success”

Gabe Zubizarreta, CEO & Founding Principal, Silicon Valley Accountants

Jeffrey L. Bissell, CPA, Chief Financial Office & Treasurer, NMG Aerospace

Track Two

Ethics Track

“Professional Standards and Responsibilities - Accountancy

Board of Ohio Approved Ethics”

Dr. Norman R. Meonske, Professor Emeritus, Kent State University and National Online Instructor - Becker CPA Review Course

Ohio Board of Accountancy approved - fulfills the three-hour CPE Requirements

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 (Pre-Conference Workshop) (8 Hours CPE)

Seating is Limited to the First 100 Registrants

The Wednesday panel programs will be led by Ashwinpaul (Tony) c. Sondhi, Founder and President of A.C. Sondhi & Associates, a financial consulting, investment advisory and executive training firm.  He will be joined by Gabe Zubizarreta, CPA, CEO and Founding Principal of Silicon Valley Accountants.  Each of the workshop sessions will include professional accountants who are involved with the day-to-day applications of the topics, and will draw from the experience of attendees through an interactive panel discussion.

“Transformation Panel: Selected Execution Challenges & Practical Solutions”

Panel: Discussion: Revenue Recognition - ASC 606 Implementation Challenges Already Experienced”

Keynote Lunch

Panel: “Financa Business Partnering - Making Successful Partnerships”

First Concurrent Sessions

Track A

“Panel: Revenue Recognition Technologies: Determining

the Need and Selection Criteria”

Track B

“Panel: Leasing Technologies: Successful Implementation Considerations”

Second Concurrent Sessions

Track C

“Panel: Revenue Recognition Technologies: Successful

Implementation Considerations”

Track D

“Panel: Leasing Technologies: Determining the Need and Selection Criteria”

Register Early and Assure Registration for Expected Sellout


Thursday Conference

Registrant’s Handouts

Friday Conference Registrant’s Handouts

Wednesday Pre-Conference

Registrant’s Handouts

WHEN: Friday, April 28, 2017

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The Unsung Heroes of Accounting Award

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Awesome Door Prizes!

Winners Announced at 4:30 p.m. Friday!

(You Must Be Present to Win)

Here is just a peak at what you could win:

and Much More!!!

Per Day Price: $175

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