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IMA Launches Student Leadership Conference in India

twitter-logoPTI | January 30, 2019 | Updated 16:12 IST

(Eds: Disclaimer: The following press release comes to you under an arrangement with PR Newswire. PTI takes no editorial responsibility for the same.) BANGALORE, January 30, 2019/PRNewswire/ -- IMAŽ (Institute of Management Accountants), the association of accountants and financial professionals in business, is launching its Student Leadership Conference (SLC) in Bangalore, India on February 2, 2019. (Logo: ) "In the age of expanding automation and AI, career prospects are changing for many existing entry-level accounting jobs," said Hanadi Khalife, Director, MEA & India Operations at IMA. "The SLC is a formidable platform for students to network, connect, and learn about a progressive career in accounting and finance, the technological challenges that lie ahead and the tools and resources available to help them get ready for the changing finance function." To join the conference, professors from IMA's partner institutions in India nominated up to five undergraduate students studying in the fields of commerce, accountancy, finance, or business administration. "We encourage all students to explore the full breadth of the management accounting profession and to go back to their universities inspired and excited to pursue a well-rounded accounting education and to focus on developing the 'human skills' of strategy, decision support, and critical thinking, that are not easily automated," added Khalife. The conference will include several local and international speakers including Mihir Koltharkar, CEO and Founder at 24 Karat Training; Sumit Saxena, Marketing Manager at Shiv Nadar University; Paul Juras, CMA, CPA, Ph.D., Professor at Babson College, U.S. and Chair, ICMA Board of Regents; Guruprasad Varadarajan, CMA, ACMA, CA, Vice President at IMA Bangalore Chapter; Balaji Rangaswamy, Associate Director, Finance Global Initiatives at Ernst & Young; Gopinath Mallipatna, CMA, CFO and Director at SatSure AG; Narendranath Nair, General Manager, Finance at Wipro; and Subhasis Mishra, Talent Acquisition Leader at Amazon. All are eager to guide the students as they prepare to enter the workforce. This by invitation only exclusive event will welcome 200 students from different universities in India for a chance to build their personal and professional network, engage with accounting and HR professionals from well-known companies, and understand the benefits of earning the CMAŽ (Certified Management Accountant), IMA's certification for accountants and financial professionals in business. Students will also be able to enhance their LinkedIn profiles with a free professional photo. To learn more about the conference, please visit, About IMAŽ (Institute of Management Accountants) IMAŽ, named the 2017 and 2018 Professional Body of the Year by The Accountant/International Accounting Bulletin, is one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession. Globally, IMA supports the profession through research, the CMAŽ (Certified Management Accountant) program, continuing education, networking and advocacy of the highest ethical business practices. IMA has a global network of more than 100,000 members in 140 countries and 300 professional and student chapters Headquartered in Montvale, N.J., USA, IMA provides localized services through its four global regions: The Americas, Asia/Pacific, Europe, and Middle East/India. For more information about IMA, please visit Source: Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) PWR PWR

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