October 2016 Winnebagoland IMA Meeting
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 5:00 PM (CDT)
Schedule for the evening:
Cocktails and Networking - 5:00-5:30 PM
Dinner - 5:30 PM
Menu (served family style):
Chef Choice Vegetable
Coffee & Milk
Vegetarian Entree available upon request (indicate at time of registration)
After Dinner Program - 6:00-7:00 PM (1 HR CPE)
Topic: Activity Based Costing in the Banking Industry
Speaker: Ben Braun, Associated Bank
Our presentation will cover integrated profitability management at Associated Bank. Special focus will be on the 'Profitability Cube' and how the bank utilizes its various dimensions. Ben will discuss how Associated Bank gains better insight into making business decisions based on the internal profitability calculations; from implementing activity-based costing to real time profitability decisions.
About our Speaker:
Ben Braun joined Associated Bank in July 2011 into the Corporate Training Program. Upon conclusion of the program, he began working in the Management Accounting group focusing in costing. Now, Ben is the Integrated Profitability Manager responsible for defining, calculating, and analyzing profitability across all dimensions at the Bank. He studied Economics and Math at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He currently is pursuing his MBA from Saint Norbert College in De Pere. Ben has been a Certified Management Accountant since 2014. He previously served on the Packerland IMA board and is the volunteer Youth Football commissioner in Seymour. Ben currently lives in Seymour with his wife, Kimberly, of five years.
Other Meeting Information:
All reservations must be made by 4PM on Friday, October 14th. All reservations require prepayment with a credit card. Please contact Martha Paalman at email@example.com or 920-527-2314 if you have questions.
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Institute of Management Accountants - Winnebagoland Chapter
For more than 90 years, IMA has been a champion of--and resource for--the financial management and accounting profession.
The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1919 to promote knowledge and professionalism among cost accountants and foster a wider understanding of the role of costing accounting in management.
We offer our members career support and professional development through education programs, numerous information resources, certification, and the ability to exchange ideas and experience with fellow professionals.