Golden West Council
Institute of Management Accountants
Council #4
Serving Hawaii, Northern California, and Northern Nevada



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The Golden West Council Chapters
 were awarded the following at the 2016 IMA Annual Conference:
Reno Chapter: 7th place, Warner Division
Stockton Chapter: 11th place, Warner Division

Council Board Position Descriptions

Golden West Council Speaker Database

The Golden West Council is please to announce the Council's Speaker / Topic Database Input Form. The Council continues to work on developing an application that will allow the Council and Chapter Leadership Team to generate Speaker and Topic reports.

Speaker / Topic Database Input Form

What's Next


Golden West Council
of the Institute of Management Accountants
Council Meetings

DATE: February 09, 2017
TIME: 05:15 PM - 07:15 PM
LOCATION: Atlantis Casino Resort Spa
3800 S. Virginia Street,
Reno, NV 89502
Call (925) 689-1440 if Lost

All IMA Members in good standing may attend the Quarterly Board Meeting. In addition, if IMA Members have associates or potential members who are interested in the Quarterly Meeting, please invite them.
Please notify Patricia Mayer
( of your meeting attendance.
Board Members and Chapter Presidents please submit a report of your Quarterly activities and
Future plans to the Council President and the Webmaster by February 02, 2017 at  Patricia Mayer and

If unavailable to attend in person, Members may call in via Go To Meeting for the Quarterly Meeting:

Telephone: Dial +1 (646) 749-3122
Access Code:
The Agenda, Minutes for the last meeting and Position and Chapter Reports may be found on the Council's Web Site under GWC Governance. Please review prior to the meeting.
 GWC Governance

DATE: May 06, 2017
TIME: Leadership Training Session 08:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Annual Meeting 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
LOCATION: Pleasant Hill or Pleasanton, CA

All IMA Members in good standing may attend the Leadership Training Seminar and Board Meeting. In addition, if IMA Members have associates or potential members who are interested in the Meeting, please invite them.



One of the most valuable products offered by the IMA is a training program introducing and explaining up-to-the-minute accounting and finance issues.  View 4 video training programs and participate in the group discussion after each screening and receive 4 hours of CPE credit.

Robert Half International and local IMA Groups (The East Bay - Northern California and Diablo Valley Chapters, Peninsula-Silicon Valley, and Redwood Empire)  are proud to offer Saturday Morning viewing and discussion session of current FMN DVD to our membership on a monthly basis for the remarkably low price.  We really want to emphasize that these sessions are a genuinely interesting way of keeping current with impacts and changes in Accounting and Finance. 

*(Fee waived for some Guests of RHI)

Earn:       4 hours CPE Credit. (Late arrivals earn fewer hours)

Chapter Information: As this program is delivered at 3 different areas, please see below the links for actual location, date, and times:

East Bay - Northern California and Diablo Valley (East Bay)
Peninsula-Silicon Valley (South Bay)
Redwood Empire (North Bay)

Further information on FMN Program and the Library

Sponsored by:


Golden West &
Pacific Nortwest Councils
of the IMA present:

REST 2017

February 09-11, 2017
The Atlantis Hotel, Reno

The Golden West Council and the Pacific Northwest Council of IMA, representing 28 chapters in eight states, is pleased to present the premier educational event in the Western U.S. – REST 2016. This two and a half day program celebrates its 21st year of offering high quality, leading edge programs geared to accounting and finance professionals. Prior year attendees have been impressed with the quality of topics and speakers, combined with a low cost destination served by airlines, and offering low cost transportation. This type of seminar is an excellent opportunity for both business and personal networking not available through other CPE delivery mediums.

Brochure (REST 2016)


REST 2017 will offer an excellent opportunity to earn approximately 22 hours of CPE.
Three Tracks to choose from in Accounting, Finance, Management, Professional Development, and much more. 

Similar Topics could include:

  • ·         Ethics: Training and Professional Conduct for the CPA/CMA

  • ·         GAAP Updates for 2017

  • ·         Middle Managers: Spanning the Age Gap

  • ·         Detecting Fraud in Financial Reporting & Enhancing Controls

  • ·         Goal Setting for Managers and Employees

  • ·         Performance Budgeting for Auditors & Auditing Performance Budgets

  • ·         Beyond the Numbers:  Impact on the Decision Making

  • ·         Lean Accounting:  Financial Metrics that Matter

  • ·         Principles for Productive Leadership

  • ·         IRS Issues and Tactics

  • ·         Building a Successful Family Business

  • ·         And, More!

 Special Class:  “Audit the Casino” - Special arrangements have been made with the Atlantis Hotel and Casino to conduct on Friday an Operational Audit of various hotel & casino operations.  Participants will work in teams in this all-day class, and, at the conclusion of the audit, a presentation will be made to the Atlantis CFO and his staff summarizing the findings.  Enrollment will be limited. 


Costs: TBA

Registration: REST-IMA website:
                "This website most  compatible on Google Chrome, IE 8+, Mozilla Firefox and  Safari"

For more information contact Barry Nathan


REST 2017 Scholarship Application


Sponsored By: 



  • Create Superior Member Value

  • Increase the Penetration of the CMA Exam

  • Grow Membership


Respect for the Individual

We treat each other with respect and dignity, valuing individual and cultural differences. We communicate frequently and with candor, engaging in healthy debate and listening to each other, regardless of position or level. We work hard to create an environment that respects individuals in an atmosphere of open communication, growth, and learning.

Passion for Serving Members

We enable individuals to use their capabilities to the fullest to deliver exemplary products and services to members. That enablement extends to being passionate advocates in advancing our global profession. We care for all members and each other-building enduring relationships--and driving continuous improvement. We appropriately recognize our volunteer leaders, who are so giving of their time and expertise.

Highest Standards of Integrity and Trust

We understand and abide by the IMA Statement of Ethical Professional Practice in our everyday actions. Our personal conduct ensures that the IMA name is always worthy of trust--our members around the globe deserve nothing less. We treat each other fairly, keep our promises, make decisions objectively, take responsibility for our actions, and admit our mistakes. We maintain confidentiality as appropriate.

Innovation and Continuous Improvement

We believe innovation and a spirit of continuous improvement are engines that keep us relevant, vital, and growing. Our culture embraces creativity and seeks different perspectives. We behave like owners of a "business," managing risks and identifying new opportunities in serving members and advancing the profession.

Teaming to Achieve

We encourage and reward both individual and team achievements, proactively working across organizational boundaries to always "Remember the Member". Our spirit of team achievement extends to advancing our profession and to being responsible and caring partners within our various communities.

Council and Chapter Monthly Schedule

Golden West Council Competition Standings
August 31, 2016 Standings

Stevenson Division

Chapter Cur
Professional Education Certification
 Parts Passed
Total Points

East Bay - Northern California








Peninsula-Silicon Valley 40 224 567 50 957 0 1574
San Francisco 57 203 313 193 985 0 1492


Warner Division

Chapter Cur
Professional Education Certification
 Parts Passed
Total Points
Central California 13 42 615 300 933 0 1849
Diablo Valley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fresno Area 47 50 431 0 1000 0 1431
Hawaii 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Redwood Empire 4 50 813 400 980 0 2193
Reno Area 5 79 761 333 975 0 2069
Sacramento 45 104 272 267 920 0 1460
Stockton Area 49 21 152 400 875 0 1427


Indicates 2015-2016 Award Winners


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