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IMA extends the thought leadership and expertise of its volunteer leaders through a recurring print and video blog featured on Forbes.com. “CFO Insights,” offers CFOs and their team insights and ideas related to challenges of the position, in light of market demands and global economic conditions.

In this recurring series, IMA President and CEO Jeff Thomson, CMA, interviews some of IMA’s senior volunteer leaders to share views on issues facing the profession. Check back often for new videos and Q&As.

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CFO at 28: Career Advice from a Seasoned Professional

September 07, 2012

IMA President and CEO Jeff Thomson, CMA speaks with Ben Mulling, CMA, CPA.CITP, CFO at TENTE Casters Inc. and member of the IMA Global Board of Directors. Ben earned his CFO title at the age of 28, and he discusses the increasingly strategic role accounting and finance professionals are asked to perform and the skills necessary to advance in the profession...Watch the video on Forbes.com


Ben MullingBen Mulling has been with TENTE Casters Inc. for six years. He has served as controller for two years and now CFO for the past four years. Mr. Mulling has earned his CMA, CPA, and CITP certifications.

During his role of CFO, he was charged with navigating TENTE through the recession and into growth mode. He championed projects, particularly in business intelligence, to drive lean reporting, performance measurement, and leading indicators which were used to drive the company into success.

Mr. Mulling was a founding member of IMA's Young Professional Committee and currently serves on IMA's Global Board of Directors. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Indiana Wesleyan University where he teaches Accounting and Finance related classes.

In early 2012, Mr. Mulling was awarded with the inaugural IMA Young Professional of the Year Award for outstanding achievement in the management accounting profession.

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