IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) has several exciting opportunities this fall for both academics and students.

Faculty Fridays

IMA’s popular Faculty Friday series continues this fall with a presentation by Sean Stein Smith, DBA, CMA, CPA, CGMA, CFE, assistant professor at Lehman College (CUNY), on the topic of cryptocurrencies. Additionally, in December, the Faculty Friday series will offer a presentation by Monique Kelley, from Fresno City College, and Wendy Tietz, Ph.D., CMA, CPA, from Kent State University, on using TikTok and other social media tools in the classroom. They will discuss teaching accounting using student-focused techniques that resonate with a tech savvy audience.

And looking into 2022, stay tuned for topics such as ethics in the Digital Age and more. For a list of Faculty Friday and other IMA webinars, visit this link to learn more. If you have a suggestion for a future topic, please contact Jodi Ryan at

Student Series

If you’re a student interested in a future career in accounting or finance, here’s an opportunity not to be missed. IMA will once again be hosting its popular IMA Student Series: Finance & Accounting Professional Panel. The event will be held virtually on October 6 from 6-7 p.m. Eastern time. Hear from a panel of successful professionals from a variety of industries as they discuss their career journeys, the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) certification, and tips for new graduates and young professionals. This will be a lively, interactive discussion; questions are encouraged.

Moderated by IMA staff member Mary Patterson, featured panelists will include:

  • Michael Kelley, CMA, CPA, Operations Manager, Nike 
  • Dylan Azevedo, CMA, Senior Financial Analyst, Finance and Accounting Rotation Program, The Walt Disney Company
  • Milly Ikundi, CMA, CPA, Finance Specialist, McKinsey & Company
  • Lauren Johnson, CMA, Finance Director, R&D/Global Commercial Strategy, CVM and PH Therapeutic Areas at Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)

More information about this opportunity is available by contacting Mary Patterson at