April 2016 Meeting


As a reminder, we will not have our normal meeting in April at the Lionhouse. Instead, we will be meeting with the Wild West Regional Council on April 22nd.

Here is a PDF Flyer for the event: SLC flyer

*Updated flyer uploaded on 3/30/16

Schedule of Events:

Friday, April 22:

11:30 to 4:00 pm:  CPE and Lunch ($26)

The Role of Leaders in Creating A Culture of Improvement
Slide Deck
Presented by Shahab Saeed, VP and COO, Questar Energy Services
and Questar Inforcomm
(1 hour CPE)

Data Driven Evolution
Slide Deck
Presented by Suzanne Fassler, CMA CAPP, JCPenny AP Director
(1 hour CPE)
Saturday, April 23: 

9:00 am to 12:00 noon:  Chapter Leadership Training

(Live or via Webcast)

Noon to 1:00 pm:   Lunch

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm:  Wild West Council Meeting

Location for Saturday Leadership Training and Meeting:

Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building, Room 1170

University of Utah




March 2016 Meeting

Click here to view the slide deck.

Topic:  Lessons Learned from Data Analytics

Speaker:  Scott Chandler

Scott is going to cover some of the Data Analytic Tools available, How/Why you should Normalize your data, as well as some real world examples of how to use data to identify trends and provide value-add analysis.

Scott Chandler is the IT Portfolio and a Corporate Planning Manager at Questar Corporation. He graduated with a degree in Finance from Utah State University in 2002 and then went to work for JC Penney as an internal auditor. He then received an MBA from Westminster College in 2013. Scott has over 13 years’ experience working in areas of internal audit and in financial planning and analysis (PF&A) leading teams and performing data analysis. He is also involved in providing litigation support. Through his career he has become a Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) , and an ACL Certified Data Analyst (ACDA). While he enjoys the various aspects of business, he also enjoys spending time outdoors with family and friends.

Tuesday March 15, 2016 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM MDT

The Lion House
63 East South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84150

Survey- Bring Your Own Device Policy

Hello Salt Lake IMA-

We received the following email from a colleague at Westminster College. If you have the time, please click the link below and complete the survey!

Dear Lauren,

I am an accounting instructor at Weber State University in Ogden, UT. My colleagues and I are conducting a survey about accounting professionals’ perceptions on the policy of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). Under BYOD, employees bring their own devices for work. According to a survey conducted by Dell and Intel, more than half of the employees are authorized to use personal devices at work. For companies without BYOD policy, 43% of the employees use their personal devices without their employers’ knowledge.

I noticed that you are the membership VP for IMA chapter in Salt Lake City We wonder if it is possible for us to distribute the survey to the members. Perspectives from IMA members will provide us with valuable insights on what management should consider when thinking about adopting BYOD policy.

Here is a copy of the survey:


Thank you very much for your time.

Best regards,

Lixuan Zhang