TORONTO, June 15, 2011 /CNW/ - Certified Management Accountants of
Ontario will welcome its members to its annual Strategic Management
Accounting Conference with addresses from Kevin O'Leary and Neil
Pasricha. On June 16, Kevin O'Leary, entrepreneur on CBC's Dragon's Den and ABC's Shark Tank, will open the conference with his latest insight on finance, economics
and business. Neil Pasricha, author of the blog and book 1000 Awesome Things, will close the conference on June 17 with a reminder of the little
moments we often overlook but can brighten our day and change our
perspective on life.
On the evening of June 16 at the Conference, CMA Ontario will recognize
innovative thinking at the 2011 CMA Creative Leadership Award gala. The
Award recognizes the creative, holistic thinking of a CMA business
leader who has created success for their organization through the use
of imagination, innovation, intuition, and/or big ideas.
"In today's evolving economy, many of us are facing career challenges
and opportunities. Conference attendees will learn how to be better
prepared to overcome obstacles to career growth and how to take
advantage of new possibilities," says Merv Hillier, FCMA, MBA, C.Dir.,
CMC, President and CEO, CMA Ontario. "The Strategic Management
Accounting Conference brings together the cornerstone programs of the
Professional Development Institute (PDI), which support Members
throughout their career: Career Services, Continuing Education, and
Additional sessions include:
Strategy Management Workshop - Conference delegates will understand where their organization is
today, where it needs to and be and how to develop the vision to get
there using a strategy map.
Negotiation Skills for Business Leaders - Delegates will learn the skills required to become a powerful
negotiator and how to avoid falling into destructive patterns that
could damage key relationships.
Managing Transfer Pricing - Due to increased awareness and enforcement activities related to
transfer pricing, companies need to comply with the requirements of
multiple tax administrations. This workshop will focus on the
complexities of documenting inter-company transactions and will also
investigate strategies to optimize your company's global tax position.
The Role of Finance as Strategic Business Partner - Delegates will learn how financial rigor and strategic insight are
tightly linked and the role a financial executive plays. Delegates will
learn how the integration of these distinct but associated functions can yield
remarkable increases in productivity and profitability while
strengthening management control and oversight.
For more information, please visit www.pdi-cma.com/conference.
About the Certified Management Accountants of Ontario (CMA Ontario):
The Certified Management Accountants of Ontario is a self-governing
professional organization that awards the Certified Management
Accountant (CMA) designation to qualified candidates in Ontario. With
some 25,000 members, CMA Ontario is an integral part of a profession
that is 50,000 members strong across Canada and around the world. CMA
Ontario maintains rigorous standards of accreditation and
professionalism in management accounting to protect the public
The 2011 CMA Strategic Management Accounting Conference is sponsored by:
TD Meloche Monnex
Resources Global Professionals
Richard Ivey School of Business
The Mason Group
SOURCE Certified Management Accountants of Ontario
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