Past Events

Friday, October 13, 2017

Drexel University and IMA Professional Development Conference 

Credits: 8 Continuing Professional Education Hours (CPEs)
Location: Drexel University, LeBow College of Business, Gerri C. LeBow Hall, DiPiero Grand Meeting Room, 2nd floor, Room 220, 3220 Market Street, Philadelphia PA 19104

Speakers/Sessions

  • Lessons from an $8 Million Fraud
    Nathan Mueller, Former CPA, Convicted of Fraud
  • The RONI (Return on Not Investing) in Business Continuity
    Dave Discenza, CBCP, Discenza Business Continuity Solutions, Bio
  • A CEO's Perspective on Performance Management, Abstract
    Paul Barber, Prophix, Bio
  • The ROI of Internet Marketing
    Craig Smith, Trinity Insight
  • Blockchain: Reshaping Business
    Murugan Anandarajan, Drexel University, Bio
  • Relationships can be Riskier than Process
    Maureen Breen, Drexel University
  • Lease Accounting Changes - Impact on Companies and their Real Estate
    Bill Finnegan, Jones Lang LaSalle
    Marc Maiona, LeaseCalcs

 

Friday, June 2, 2017

Widener University and IMA Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Conference 

Credits: 8 Continuing Professional Education Hours (CPEs)
Location: Widener University, Webb Room, University Center, Chester, PA 19013

Speakers/Sessions:

    Speakers/Sessions

    • Blockchains, Bitcoin and The Future of Accounting
      Kirk Phillips, CMA, CPA, CFE, CPB
      invizibiz.biz™
    • How You Can Uncover Hidden Cash Flow From Your Vendor Base
      Ed Flanagan, CPA
      Expense Reduction Analysts
    • Information Security – A Holistic Approach
      Charles Sgrillo
      Kreischer Miller
    • Implications of the Upcoming Federal Tax Reform
      Theresa Shea, CPA
      Professor, Widener University
    • Improving Bank Transparency: FASB's New Current Expected Loss Standard
      Joseph Bergquist
      Tompkins VISIT Bank
    • Developing Ethical Guidelines in Today's Multi-Cultural Environment
      2 CPE hours - ethics
      Timothy Reddick
      City of Philadelphia

 


Thursday, February 23, 2017

Dinner and Continuing Professional Education 

Friday, November 18, 2016

Business Analytics Roundtable 

Credits: 3 CPE Credits
Location: IDEA Accelerator, Falvey Library (lower level), Villanova University, 800 E. Lancaster Ave., Villanova, PA 19085

Speakers/Sessions:

    Speakers/Sessions

    • Getting from 'So What?' to 'WOW……What?!??!?!' to 'Now What?' with Analytics and Data Visualization
      Kellianne Catalano, Procter and Gamble
    • Advertising Analytics
      Remy Stiles, Kepler Group
    • The Shifting Software Market: Top 3 Trends in Big Data & Analytics
      Lawrence Weber, IBM

 


Friday, October 14, 2016

Drexel University and IMA Professional Development Conference 

Credits: 8 Continuing Professional Education Hours (CPEs)
Location: Drexel University, LeBow College of Business, Gerri C. LeBow Hall, DiPiero Grand Meeting Room, 2nd floor, Room 220, 3220 Market Street, Philadelphia PA 19104

Speakers/Sessions:

    Speakers/Sessions

    • Ethics
      John D. McLaughlin, CPA, CRMA, Marcum LLP
    • Federal Tax Issues Commentary
      Dr. Anthony P. Curatola, Drexel University
    • Accounting and Financial Management Presentation on Internal Controls
      Lawrence M. D'Andrea, Drexel University
    • Fraud and Forensic Accounting – The New Cyber Challenges
      Howard Silverstone, CPA, CFF, FCA, CFE, Forensic Resolutions Inc.
    • Transforming Finance and Accounting with Visual Analytics
      Lee D'Ambrosio, Qlik Technologies
      Paul Van Siclen, Qlik Technologies

 


Friday, June 17, 2016

Business Analytics Roundtable 

Credits: 3 CPE credits
Location: Villanova University, 800 E. Lancaster Ave., Villanova, PA 19085, Garey Hall, Room 10A

Speakers/Sessions:

    Speakers/Sessions

    • Using Management Accounting and Prescriptive Analytics to Double Your Company’s Profitability
      Graham Tasman, Grant Thornton
    • Business Cases Leveraging IBM Watson and Cognitive Computing
      Boris Vishnevsky, IBM
    • Creating a Data Driven Organization
      Amanda Teschko, Thorogood Consulting

 


Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Improving Operating Results with Analytics-Based Enterprise Performance Management 

Credits: 8 CPE credits
Location: Villanova University, 800 E. Lancaster Ave., Villanova, PA 19085, ICE Idea Accelerator, Falvey Hall

Speakers/Sessions:

    Presented by Gary Cokins, author of:

    • Predictive Business Analytics: Forward-Looking Capabilities to Improve Business Performance
    • Performance Management: Integrating Strategy, Execution, Methodologies, Risk, and Analytics

 


Thursday, February 18, 2016

Dinner and Continuing Professional Education 

Friday, November 20, 2015

Business Analytics Roundtable 

Credits: 3 CPE credits
Location: Villanova University, 800 E. Lancaster Ave., Villanova, PA 19085, Garey Hall, Room 10A

Speakers/Sessions:

    Speakers/Sessions

    • Artificial Intelligence Turbocharges Analytics
      Brad Power, FCB Partners
    • In-Memory Computing, Big-Data and the Internet of Things
      Pat Tupper, SAP
    • Dynamic Strategic Portfolio Modeling for Executives
      Roland Mosiman, CEO, AlignAlytics

 


Friday, October 30, 2015

Drexel/IMA CPE Conference 

Credits: 8 Continuing Professional Education Hours (CPEs)
Location: Drexel University, LeBow College of Business, Gerri C. LeBow Hall, DiPiero Grand Meeting Room, 2nd floor, Room 220, 3220 Market Street, Philadelphia PA 19104

Speakers/Sessions:

    Speakers/Sessions

    • Compensation for Your Innovation
      Charles Goulding Jr, R&D Tax Savers
      1 CPE Hour in Tax
    • Current Developments in Accounting for Income Taxes
      Tugger Perry, Global Tax Management
      Kaitlin Cooperstein, Global Tax Management
      1 CPE Hour in Tax
    • Panel Discussion: Implementation Issues of Revenue Recognition
      Dr. Hubert Glover (panel moderator), Professor, Drexel University
      Rod Wright, McGladrey
      Meredith Costello Conti, Comcast
      Tammy Foskey, BDO
      1.5 CPE Hours in Accounting
    • Predicting Success New Hires Ray Bixler, SkillSurvey
      1.5 CPE Hours in Business Management & Organization
    • Using Management Accounting and Prescriptive Analytics to Double Your Company’s Profitability
      Graham Tasman, Grant Thornton
      Philip Higginbotham, Grant Thornton 
       
    • Ripped From the Headlines: Case Studies of Major Embezzlements
      Bethmara Kessler, Campbells Soup

 


Friday, June 5, 2015

2015 Spring CPE Conference at Widener 

Credits: 8 Continuing Professional Education Hours (CPEs)
Location: Widener University, Webb Room, University Center, Chester, PA 19013

Speakers/Sessions:

  • Beyond the Ice Bucket Challenge: Insights into Charitable Giving (morning)
    Meghan Marley, Widener University
  • Expense or Capitalize? A discussion on the New Tangible Property Regulations from a Real Estate Perspective (morning)
    Terri Johnson, Bedford Cost Segregation 
  • Optimize Human Capital Investments: Making the "Hard" Business Case (afternoon)
    Frank DiBernardino, Vienna Human Capital Advisors
  • Managing Conflict, Academy Leadership (afternoon)
    Joe Barkley
  • Can a Franchise Reduce the Risk of Starting a Business (afternoon)
    Dan Citrenbaum, The Entrepreneur Option

 


Thursday, February 19, 2015

Dinner and Continuing Professional Education 

Credits: 1 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credit
Location: Widener's Quick Center Building, 14th and Walnut Sts., Chester, PA 19013

Speakers/Sessions:

  • Overview of the CMA Exam - Your Career Your Story
    Mike Woznyj

 


Friday, November 14, 2014

Business Analytics Roundtable at Villanova 

Credits: 3 Continuing Professional Education Hours (CPEs)
Location: Villanova University, West Lounge in Dougherty Hall, 800 Lancaster Ave, Villanova PA

Speakers/Sessions:

  • Case Study: Using Data Mining to Increase Customer Retention
    Alex McKinney, Project Management Institute (PMI) and Christopher Mederos, Villanova University
  • Optimize Human Capital Investments: Make the 'Hard' Business Case
    Frank DiBernardino, Vienna Human Capital Advisors LLC
  • Digital Analytics to Fuel Enterprise Optimization
    Craig Smith, Founder and President, Trinity Insight

 


Friday, October 10, 2014

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Conference at Drexel 

Credits: 8 Continuing Professional Education Hours (CPEs) in various subject areas
Location: Drexel University, LeBow College of Business, Gerri C. LeBow Hall, 3220 Market Street, DiPiero Grand Meeting Room, 2nd floor, Room 220

Speakers/Sessions:

  • The HealthSouth Story: Fraud, Lies, and Hermes Ties
    Aaron Beam, Founder and Former CFO of Health South
    Behavioral Ethics - 2 CPE hours



  • FASB New Revenue Recognition Standard
    Dr. Hubert Glover, Drexel University
    Accounting - 1.5 CPE hours
  • From Chaos to Success: How Better Cost Accounting Can Propel Your Company to Higher Profitability
    Curt Finch, Journyx, Author of "All Your Money Won't Another Minute Buy: Valuing Time as a Business Resource"
    Managing Advisory Services - 1.5 CPE hours
  • Federal Tax Issues Commentary
    Dr. Anthony Curatola, Drexel University
    Taxes - 1.5 CPE hours
  • IT Planning for Competitive Advantage
    Sassan Hejazi
    Computer Science - 1.5 CPE hours

 


Friday, June 6, 2014

2014 Spring CPE Conference 

Credits: 8 Continuing Professional Education Hours (CPEs)
Location: Widener University, Webb Room, University Center, Chester, PA 19013

Speakers/Sessions:

  • Frauds and Fraudsters
    Leon La Rosa, Partner, La Rosa and Associates
    CPE Credits: Two (2) A&A
  • Ethics Matters, Doesn't It?
    2 CPE in Ethics
    Joe Barkley, Academy Leadership, LLC
    CPE Credits: Two (2) Ethics
  • Spend Analysis: Understanding What You Pay, When, and Why
    Lindsey Fandozzi, Director of Management Services, Sourc One
    CPE Credits: Two (2) Other
  • Business Tax Implications of the Affordable Care Act
    Theresa Shea, Widener University
    CPE Credits: Two (2) Tax

 


Thursday, February 20, 2014

Dinner and Continuing Professional Education 

Credits: 1 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credit
Location: Widener University, Quick Center Room 108, 14th and Walnut Streets, Chester, PA 19013

Speakers/Sessions:

  • Career Advantage of a CMA
    Uliana Ekman, CMA, CFM
     CPE Credits: 1 (Accounting)

 


Friday, October 25, 2013

Performance Management for the 21st Century 

Credits: 8 Continuing Professional Education Hours (CPEs)
Location: Garey Hall, Villanova University, E County Line Rd, Villanova, PA 19085

Speakers/Sessions:

    Presented by Gary Cokins, Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC

 


Friday, June 7, 2013

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) conference at Widener University 

Credits: 8 Continuing Professional Education Hours (CPEs)
Location: Widener University, Webb Room, University Center, Chester, PA 19013

Speakers/Sessions:

  • Collaborate with procurement and improve your bottom line
    David Pastore, Jennifer Ulrich, Source One Management Services
  • Eldercare Planning: An Update On The Widener Eldercare Project
    Dr. Eric Brucker, Widener University
  • Converging Ethics, Governance, and Culture
    Michael Brozzetti, CIA, Boundless LLC
  • 2013 Tax Update
    Donna Urian, CPA, FischerCunnane
  • Best Practices in Analytics
    Tom Coghlan, CMA, CPE University

 


Thursday, February 21, 2013

Dinner and Continuing Professional Education 

Credits: 1 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credit
Location: Widener University, University Center, Webb Room, E. 14th and Chestnut Streets, Chester, PA 19013

 


Friday, December 7, 2012

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Conference at Temple University 

Credits: 8 Continuing Professional Education Hours (CPEs)
Location: Temple University - Fox School of Business, Alter Hall, 1801 Liacouras Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19122

Speakers/Sessions:

  • Update on the convergence of the fasb and iasb
    Sam Monastra, CPA 
  • Analytics Based Performance Management
    Gary Cokins, Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC
  • The Future Of Financial Reporting
    Liv Watson, WebFilings
  • Real World Cases in Ethics
    Dr. Anthony Stagliano, CPA, Saint Joseph's University

 


Friday, May 18, 2012

May 2012 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Conference 

Credits: 8 Continuing Professional Education Hours (CPEs)
Location: Widener University, Lathem Hall, 13th and Potter Streets, Chester PA, 19013

Speakers/Sessions:

  • Using Social media to improve the bottom line
    Dave Yunghans, Constant Contact
  • Utilize process improvement methodologies to improve finance and accounting
    Tom Sonde, CPA, SilverRoad Solutions
  • CLOSING THE SKILLS GAP: STAYING CURRENT IN CHANGING ENVIRONMENT
    Dennis Whitney, CFM CMA, Institute of Management Accountants
  • Improving Internal Control of Fixed Assets
    Alfred King, CMA, CFM, Marshall and Stevens
  • INCOME TAX AND ESTATE PLANNING FOR CLOSELY HELD BUSINESSES AND THEIR OWNERS
    John Yanoshak, CPA, Kassab Archbold & O'Brien L.L.C.

 


Thursday, March 15, 2012

Dinner and Continuing Professional Education 

Credits: 1 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credit
Location: Widener University, University Center, Webb Room, E. 14th and Chestnut Streets, Chester, PA 19013

 


Friday, October 7, 2011

October 2011 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Conference 

Credits: 8 Continuing Professional Education Hours (CPEs)
Location: LaSalle University, Montgomery County Center, Metroplex Corporate Center, 4000 Chemical Road, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

Speakers/Sessions:

  • Development of Internal Controls to Support Business Ethics and Fraud Prevention
    Dean Jones
  • Case studies: Using OLAP to gain business insight
    Jack Guarneri and David Presti, PARIS Technologies
  • Insurance renewals: an insider's look at what really happens
    Rick French, NSM Insurance Group
  • What's up in the clouds: an update on cloud computing
    Ted Swanson, President, IT Solutions
  • Pink collar crime: a growing trend
    Kyle Midkiff, Smart Devine

 


Thursday, June 10, 2010

June 2010 Executive Breakfast 

Credits: Free - 3 CPE credits
Location: Radisson Hotel Valley Forge, 1160 First Avenue King of Prussia, PA 19046

Speakers/Sessions:

  • Moving Beyond Excel
    Bryan Kowalk, Adaptive Planning
  • Analysis for Everyone & QlikView Demo
    Frank Margay, QlikView

 


Friday, May 21, 2010

May 2010 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Conference 

Credits: 8 Continuing Professional Education Hours (CPEs)
Location: Widener University, Quick Center Building, Room 108

Speakers/Sessions:

  • Protecting Personally Identifiable Information with Business Process Improvement Techniques
    Robert A. Listerman
  • Revenue Recognition - Are You Ready For The Changes?
    Sam Monastra, Fesnak and Associates
  • Using Business Intelligence, Visualization and Analytics to Drive Financial Results
    David Wagstaff, Clarity SB
  • Cloud Computing - What the CFO Should Know
    Ted Swanson - IT Solutions
  • Web Site Metrics: What is the ROI of Your Investment?
    Craig Smith - Trinity Insight
  • The Art of the Corporate Tax Audit: Dancing with the Stars
    Scott Bricker and Keith Fleury, Gunnip & Company LLP

 


Thursday, April 22, 2010

April 2010 Dinner and Continuing Professional Education (CPE) 

Credits: 1 Continuing Professional Education Hour (CPEs)
Location: Widener University

Speakers/Sessions:

  • Careers in Management Accounting
    Bill Burke and Rob Miele

 


Friday, November 13, 2009

Nov. 2009 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Conference 

Credits: 8 Continuing Professional Education Hours (CPEs)
Location: Drexel University, LeBow College of Business, Pearlstein Building, 32nd and Market Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Speakers/Sessions:

  • Towards Convergence: An update on the ongoing efforts of the FASB and IASB
    Joel Wagoner, CMA, Arcadia University
  • Selling Commercial Products to the Government: Compliance with Rules a Must/Audits and False Claims Act
    Frank G. Peiffer, Department of Defense, Contract Audit Agency

 


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Sept. 2009 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Conference 

Credits: 8 Continuing Professional Education Hours (CPEs)
Location: La Salle University, Montgomery County Center Metroplex Corporate Center, 4000 Chemical Road, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

Speakers/Sessions:

  • Be a Survivor, Not a Statistic: Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery Planning and Solutions
    Ted Swanson, IT Solutions
  • XBRL Today and Tomorrow
    Clinton (Skip) White, University of Delaware
  • Creating a Personal Brand
    Christopher Bilotta, Resource Development Company, Inc.
  • Effective Communication in the Workplace: It's Not Just What You Say
    Lynne Texter, La Salle University
  • Fraud: Do You Know What To Do When It Arrives?
    Leon LaRosa, La Salle University Institute of Fraud and Forensic Accounting
    Paul Zikmund, Amper, Politziner & Mattia

 


Friday, May 29, 2009

May 2009 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Conference 

Credits: 8 Continuing Professional Education Hours (CPEs)
Location: Widener University

Speakers/Sessions:

  • Anatomy of a Deal: Divestiture Case Study
    Michael Hafner, CMA, Universal Health Services
  • Payback Time... Can Professional Sports Make Money?
    Dr. Brian Larson, PhD
  • The Widener Elder Pennsylvania Survey Project
    Dr. Eric Brucker, PhD
  • An Economist Looks at the US Economy
    Dr. Cynthia Saltzman, PhD, CFP
  • Keys to Succesful Turnaround Management
    Marc Kramer, Kramer Communications
  • Why Organizational Strategy Matters
    Edward Ferris, Charlesmore Partners International

 


Friday, February 20, 2009

Feb. 2009 The Convergence Seminar 

Credits: 8 Continuing Professional Education Hours (CPEs)
Location: Drexel University, LeBow College of Business, 2 W. Liberty Blvd, Malvern, PA, 19355

Speakers/Sessions:

  • Bruce Pounder, CMA, Author of Convergence Guidebook for Corporate Financial Reporting, President - Leveraged Logic, Inc.

 


Thursday, February 19, 2009

Feb. 2009 Dinner and Continuing Professional Education (CPE) 

Credits: 1 Continuing Professional Education Hour (CPEs)
Location: Widener University

Speakers/Sessions:

  • FASB Accounting Standards Codification
    Bruce Pounder, CMA, CFM, Author of Convergence Guidebook for Corporate Financial Reporting

 


Friday, December 5, 2008

Dec. 2008 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Conference 

Credits: 8 Continuing Professional Education Hours (CPEs)
Location: Temple University Center City campus

Speakers/Sessions:

  • WHY DON'T ALL ENTREPRENEURS SUCCEED?
    Chris Pavlides, Professor of Entrepreneurship - Temple University
  • POST-ACQUISITION INTEGRATION: ISSUES AND OPPORTUNITIES
    Christopher Meshginposh - Kreischer Miller
  • CASE STUDIES INÂ REAL WORLD ETHICS
    A.J. Stagliano - Saint Joseph's University
  • FTC GUIDANCE FOR PROTECTING PERSONAL INFORMATION IN THE WORKPLACE
    Jim Romesburg, President - J.R. Consulting
  • IMA Strategic Plan
    Jeffrey C. Thomson, President and CEO - IMA

 


Friday, October 17, 2008

Oct. 2008 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Conference 

Credits: 4 Continuing Professional Education Hours (CPEs)
Location: La Salle University, Montgomery County Center Metroplex Corporate Center, 4000 Chemical Road, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

Speakers/Sessions:

  • DEVELOPING A STRATEGY TO COMBAT TAXES, INFLATION AND HEALTH CARE EXPENSES
    Marc Rosenbloom and Steve Brown - The Cornerstone Group
  • WHERE IS YOUR CLIMB GOING?: WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE CFO?
    Dave Maturo - Attolon Partners
  • A Look at Employee Theft: What Your Employees Know That You Don't Know
    Colleen Vallen, Manager - Parente Randolph