As we approach the end of another successful year, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the accomplishments of our chapter and extend my warmest wishes to each and every one of you for the holiday season.
First and foremost, I want to express my gratitude to all of our dedicated members who havecontributed their time, expertise, and passion to make our chapter thrive. Your commitment to the field of management accounting is truly inspiring, and it is because of your efforts that we have been able to provide valuable resources, networking opportunities, and professional development events throughout the year.
In 2023, despite the challenges posed by the global pandemic, our chapter has continued to adapt and innovate. We have successfully transitioned our events to virtual platforms, allowing us to reach a wider audience and connect with professionals from all corners of our industry. From informative webinars to engaging panel discussions, we have strived to provide you with the tools and knowledge necessary to excel in your careers.
Looking ahead to 2024, I am excited about the opportunities that lie ahead for our chapter. We have an incredible lineup of events planned, including workshops, seminars, and networking sessions that will further enhance your professional growth.
Our 2024-chapter event line-up so far includes:
· “2024 Economic Update” with Joseph Haubrich, Sr. Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland – event date to follow.
Please save the following dates for our Spring workshop series facilitated by our own chapter member: Gaby Lahoud, CFA, CMA, PMP, CSCA, MBA; Co-Founder and CEO at B Certified Pro LLC
· February 20th - “Financial Analysis Using Excel Workshop”
· March 20th - “Budgeting and Forecasting using Excel Workshop”
· April 18th - “Feasibility Studies Application and Modeling Workshop“
Additionally, we will continue to foster a sense of community and camaraderie among our members, as we believe that collaboration and support are essential to our collective success.
As we take a well-deserved break during the holiday season, I encourage you to take this time to recharge, reflect, and spend quality time with your loved ones. It is important to remember that while our professional endeavors are significant, our personal lives and well-being should always remain a priority.
On behalf of the entire chapter board, I want to extend my heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you for your continued support and dedication. Your contributions have made our chapter a vibrant and thriving community of management accounting professionals.
Wishing you and your families a joyous holiday season filled with love, laughter, and good health. May the coming year bring you new opportunities, personal growth, and continued success in your careers.
Dennis Rarick, CMA, CPA
Institute of Management Accountants Cleveland East Chapter – FY:2023-2024