The Top Management Accounting and Digital Revolution Trends

When:  May 18, 2021 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (CT)
Associated with  Houston Chapter

Join us on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 for our Mayl Houston IMA Chapter virtual meeting.  The cost is free for all attendees (members, students and guests), but you need to register to receive the link. We also will be holding our elections for the 2021-22 IMA Board of Directors.  The slate of officers is listed below. 

This month's topic is, "The Top Management Accounting and Digital Revolution Trends" by Gary Cokins, Founder/Author, Analytics-Based Performance Management Advisory Firm

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Management accounting practices have become increasingly progressive since the 1980s. What are the trends? They include channel and customer profitability reporting, integration with enterprise performance management (EPM) methods (e.g., strategy maps, balanced scorecard), driver-based rolling financial forecasts, applying analytics, and co-existing methods (e.g. lean accounting). Accounting professionals need mastery with these.

There is an accelerating and disruptive digital technology transformation in progress. It is referred to as the “digital revolution”. It can potentially adversely impact an organization’s competitiveness and will be replacing employee jobs with computers. The accounting profession needs to prepare itself for substantial change and a threat to jobs in accounting. Vulnerable jobs are transactional ones (e.g., payroll, payables, receivables, auditing, filings). Digital transformation is not exclusively about physical robots but also about software robots that perform functions that white collar employees perform. Digital transformation presents great potential but also raises concerns. It can provide invaluable business enhancements but also be a threat to one’s job security.

CPE Credits: 1.5

Prerequisites: None

Advanced Preparation: None   

Course Level: Basic

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Course Delivery: Group Internet

About the Speaker
Cokins_Pic.jpgGary Cokins is an internationally recognized expert, speaker, and author in advanced cost management and performance improvement systems. He is the founder of Analytics-Based Performance Management, an advisory firm located in Cary, North Carolina ( Gary received a BS degree with honors in Industrial Engineering/Operations Research from Cornell University in 1971. He received his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in 1974.

Gary began his career as a strategic planner with FMC’s Link-Belt Division and then served as Financial Controller and Operations Manager. In 1981 Gary began his management consulting career first with Deloitte consulting, and then in 1988 with KPMG consulting. 1992 Gary headed the National Cost Management Consulting Services for Electronic Data Systems (EDS) now part of HP. From 1997 until recently Gary was in business development with SAS, a leading provider of enterprise performance management and business analytics and intelligence software. His two most recent books are Performance Management: Finding the Missing Pieces to Close the Intelligence Gap (ISBN 0-471-57690-5) and Performance Management: Integrating Strategy Execution, Methodologies, Risk, and Analytics (ISBN 978-0-470-44998-1). His most recent book co-authored with Larry Maisel is Predictive Business Analytics (ISBN 978-1-118-17556-9) published by John Wiley & Sons.

Houston 2021-22 Board of Directors Nominations

President - Jackie Boyd
Secretary - Louise Crider
Treasurer - LaToya Henry
VP Engagement - Michelle Burgess
VP Education - Ryan Michalak
VP Communications - Lynette Pebernat
Webmaster - Jan Werner
Director of CMA Programs - Karen Russom
Director of Social Media - Edith Fong
Director of Meetings - Karen Banks Bogan
At-Large Director - Pablo Lopez
At-Large Director - James Stenseth
At-Large Director - Brian Miller
At-Large Director - LeRoy Pennock
At-Large Director - Jagadish Patra
Texas Council Delegate - LaToya Henry
Texas Council Delegate - Jackie Boyd



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