Kapitol Dome newsletter                    August 2015                        


Please join us!

Dear Members,


The IMA NCC chapter official meeting, Wednesday July 15, 2015, was attended by nearly 20 participants including one student.  The networking and dinner were followed by a CPE presentation on the Statement of Cash Flows, the direct method, led by Professor Leon Hutton.  His comments were well received as change is coming to financial statements and expectations!  We serve as leaders for our stakeholders and seek to assist others.  Thank you, everyone for joining us! 


The slate of board members and officers for the 2015/2016 program year were presented and the official election by the members resulted in the new list of officers, appearing at the end of this newsletter. Please, attend our meetings.  Our goal is to add value for each member.  Your comments are always most welcomed and encouraged!


Our chapter benefits from the participation of each member!  What you do matters!  Say good things about the value of the IMA network, with our online CPE events, local sessions, and networking events.  A big thank you to William Maxwell for his leadership of our Government Contractor Breakfasts!  This efficient, morning event adjourns promptly by 9:30 a.m. and occurs on a Tuesday at the Tower Club, 8000 Towers Crescent Drive, Suite 1700, Tysons, VA 22182.  Parking is at no cost with our validation!  Explore the venue at http://www.clubcorp.com/Clubs/The-Tower-Club-Tysons-Corner.  


We continue to encourage guests and students to attend our events!  CPE is awarded!


Visit the Strategic Finance website!  http://sfmagazine.com/  IMA, as a leader in business, finance, accounting and strategy, features a key article on Asset Capitalization Threshold (ACT).  Charts and graphs, summary bullet points, reveal the range of capitalization thresholds across various entities, public and private, large, and small.  http://sfmagazine.com/post-entry/asset-capitalization-thresholds-is-diversity-a-good-thing/


How are we communicating the goals and objectives of our annual audit and related activities?  Are we positioned to benefit from their services and reach the ‘ready to go’ status promptly and efficiently?  Change is constant.  Read an update on the audit from the client point of view at http://sfmagazine.com/post-entry/working-with-auditors-tips-and-traps/    


Share the value of IMA and membership with others!  Plan to join us on August 19 as well as future dates including September 16 and October 21.  Watch our web site for updates and announcements!  http://imanationscapital.org/

Thank you for your membership in our IMA NCC Chapter and all you do for our profession!




Kathleen Sobieralski, President



 August 19, 2015, 5-8:15 pm

NCC Table Topics and Dinner Meeting

Holiday Inn Rosslyn, Arlington,VA 


Change Management, Fraud, and Ethics

Presented by Joseph Grandinetti, CPA


Our speaker for this session, Joe Grandinetti, has spent more than three decades as a tax attorney. In addition to his J.D. degree, he completed a Masters of Laws in Taxation and undergraduate Business Administration degrees, all from Temple University. He maintains an active license as an Attorney in Pennsylvania but has not practiced for many years. Since 2004 Joe has been teaching full-time, at area Colleges and Universities, including the University of Maryland University College (UMUC), Stratford University, the Keller Graduate School of Management, DeVry University and Northern Virginia Community College.


Location: Holiday Inn Rosslyn, 1900 Fort Myer Drive Arlington, VA  22209, Parking is Free (in lot or garage).  Metro: 1 block downhill from Rosslyn orange/blue line



  • 5:00 p.m.         Table Topics: Financial Statement Analysis (Optional 2nd CPE)
  • 6:00 p.m.         Registration
  • 6:30 p.m.         Dinner

Menu: ​Baked Stuffed Chicken Breast with Mushroom Duxelle

Caesar Salad, New Potatoes, Vegetable Medley, Rolls and Butter

Key Lime Pie

Coffee, Decaf, and Iced Tea

  • 7:00 p.m.         Program
  • 8:15 p.m.         Adjourn

*** NCC Board Members please stay for a meeting after adjournment



  • $30 IMA members and Guests
  • $15 for students
  • $35 late RSVP/pay at the door

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Already reserved, just need to pay?


Benefits: 2 hours CPE, dinner, and networking with other management accounting and finance professionals



August 30 2015, 12-3 pm

NCC 3rd Annual Picnic

Hains Point, Washington, DC


IMA NCC is pleased to announce our 3rd annual picnic at Hains Point in Washington DC. This event will provide an opportunity to relax with friends and co-workers, to meet and network with IMA Nation’s Capital Chapter members, and to enjoy a Famous Dave’s BBQ lunch for $5 per person. Children are welcome (under the age of 10, no charge). 

What: IMA Nation’s Capital Chapter 3rd Annual Picnic 

When: Sunday, August 30, noon – 3pm


Cost:  $5 per person includes BBQ lunch (Under age 10, no charge)
         Payment is due by August 24 - we will order the food based on the pre-paid reservations.

              Click here to RSVP and pay     (Click to Pay if already registered)

Where:  Hains Point at 1070 Ohio Drive SW, Washington DC 20002. Phone: 202-245-7415

            Click for directions on Google maps


Directions: Take I-395 to Exit 2 - Potomac Park/US Park Police. Turn Right on Ohio DR SW. The destination is past the golf course. We will meet at the southern tip of East Potomac Park, in an area with picnic tables and nearby parking. There will be signs with balloons to indicate where the picnic spot will be. (Nearest Metro stop is Smithsonian 2.5 miles)


What to Bring: Your friends/coworkers and any game(s) that you may want to play


Additional Questions?  email imancc@imanationscapital.org



Are you looking for your next career opportunity?


IMA has a free online job listing to help you with that!  Go tohttp://jobs.imanet.org/jobseeker/search/results/ and filter the results by State (you can select multiple states by holding down the CTRL button on your keyboard as you select the State name).


Here are some of the most recent listings for our area:


Job ID: 24733726
Position Title: 0617004 Senior Finance Generalist
Company Name: University of Virginia
Location(s): Charlottesville, Virginia, 22908, United States  
Posted: August 7, 2015
Job Function: Academic Administration
Entry Level: No


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Job ID: 24729363
Position Title: VP of Finance/Controller
Company Name: Humanim
Industry: Human/Social Services
Job Function: Accounting/Financial
Entry Level: No
Location(s): Columbia, Maryland, 21045, United States  
Posted: August 5, 2015
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Duration: Indefinite
Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
Min Experience: Over 10 Years
Required Travel: 10-25%


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Job ID: 24699788
Position Title: Federal - Financial Analyst
Company Name: Accenture
Location(s): Arlington, Virginia, 22201, United States  
Posted: August 3, 2015
Job Function: Consultant
Entry Level: No


Apply URL: https://tas-accenture.taleo.net/careersection/1000...


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CMA1 Classes Began November 5 - Get a head start, ENROLL NOW!

The CMA (Certified Management Accountant) is the leading professional designation in the fields of Management Accounting and Finance. Our mission is to help you become a Certified Management Accountant.  You can take our program live in the convenience of your home or office. We provide you with lots, tons, scads of other learning materials.




    All classes Tuesday and Thursday from 7 to 9 PM New York time in the convenience of your home or office.


    • CMA1 Financial Reporting, Planning, Performance, and Control - 16 sessions on management accounting, financial accounting, cost accounting and internal control to make you more effective in your career and to your employer. Classes start November 5, 2015. You pass in the Jan/Feb window.


    • CMA2 Financial Decision Making - 16 sessions on bonds, stocks, derivatives, capital budgeting and GETTING RICH starting Thursday, March 3, 2016. You pass in the Sept/Oct testing window



    CAUTION. Be careful of the "next year" syndrome. We have had long experience with people who are going to take the CMA and/or CPA but they aren't going to take them now but maybe next year and they have been planning to do so for many years. "Next year" doesn't mean next year, it means thirty years from now.


    If you completed your college program more than five years ago and are not yet certified, we urge you to enroll NOW and we will send you books and materials so you can do some advanced study in preparation for the forthcoming class.


    It's easy to enroll over the internet. Just click this link to go to the enrollment form.

    • You can fax your enrollment form to us at 703-CPE-5745.
    • You can enroll over the phone by calling us at 703-273-5745. Please have your credit card ready.
    • You can mail your enrollment to us at CMA School, 3819 Lee Street 2nd floor, Fairfax, VA 22030.

    Do not put your career on hold. Enroll now.


    Enter "NCC or Nation's Capital Chapter" on the enrollment form for a $100 discount.




    IMA Inside Talk Webinars (free to IMA members)

    • August 12, 1-2 pm Travel and Expense Management Strategies 2015
    • August 19, 1-2 pm Why Finance Departments Fail to Be Strategic

    Go to http://www.imanet.org/programs-events/ima-webinars/inside-talk to register.


    IMA Leadership Academy Webinars (free to IMA members)

    • ​August 18, 1-2:30 pm Servant Leadership

    Go to http://www.imanet.org/programs-events/ima-webinars/leadership-academy-webinars to register.


    Volunteer Leader Workshops (for all chapter officers)

    • August 11, 12-1 pm Fiscal Year Kickoff Webinar

    Register for workshop here


    Save These Dates!

    • September 12, 2015, 9-10 am Potomac and Chesapeake Council Meeting (for chapter officers)
    • September 15, 2015, 8-9:30 am NCC Government Contractor's Breakfast: How to Prepare a DCAA-Compliant Cost or Price Proposal presented by Paul Calabrese, Rubino & Company
    • September 16, 2015, 6-8:15 pm NCC Dinner Meeting: Pensions, Planning & Property Taxes presented by Ibrahim Koroma, CPA
    • September 25, 2015, 7:05 pm NCC at Nationals Ballpark: Nationals vs. Phillies, $18 RSVP - includes ticket, scoreboard pavilion area, and $8 food credit, open to members and guests
    • September 30, 2015, 12-1 pm Volunteer Leader Workshop (for chapter officers): IMA Strategic Plan Presentation

    Welcome to Our Newest Members!


    Anna Arnoldi        Myrna Ramos        Caite Stevens        Maxwell Behrens    

                                  Elijah Jackson       Kris Carroll    



    IMA Member Milestones - Congratulations!


    Georgia Yarbrough - 40 years

    William Ogletree - 30 years


    Your Elected 2015-2016 NCC Board of Directors


    • Kathleen Sobieralski, President
    • Amy Blechinger, Vice President of Administration and Secretary
    • Patricia Martin, Vice President of Communications
    • Kathy Turner, Vice President of Membership
    • Andy Bursten, Treasurer
    • Stephen Wills, CMA Director
    • William Maxwell, Director of Contractor Breakfasts
    • Frank Homburger, Director at Large and Global Board/SCMS Liaison
    • Zacharia Avirah, Director at Large


    Nation's Capital Chapter | Institute of Management Accountants  

    Serving Management Accountants in the Metro DC area

    Click to visit our Chapter website