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August 2009
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Financial Leadership at Cintas
By Paul Carmichael, CPA, and Peter C. Brewer, CPA
To help their employees develop and enhance leadership skills, the finance department of Cintas Corporation’s rental division devised a framework that involves developing a vision, creating a roadmap, gauging progress, and rewarding contributors.


John M. Brausch:
CMA Champion and Second-Generation IMAer

By Lori Colaccio Parks
IMA Chair for 2009-2010, John M. Brausch, CMA, CFM, CPA, has a keen understanding of the value that IMA and the CMA certification provide. In his position as Chair, he will strive to make a lasting difference to the association and the profession.


How to Write a World-Class Proposal
By Michael P. Griffin, CMA, CFM, ChFC
Keeping proposals focused by adopting a specific document structure—including relevant ancillary documents and an information repository—is critical to reducing proposal-generation time, minimizing costs, and increasing success rates.


Is It Time to Consider a Risk Committee? 
By Mark L. Frigo and Richard J. Anderson
Given the increased focus on risk management in business, company boards of directors may want to consider establishing a board-level risk committee. While a standing committee can maintain a sharp focus on risk and risk management, it can also create concerns about time constraints, director resources, and duplication of duties.


IMA STUDENT CASE COMPETITION
Keenans Pub

By Peter Clarke
In this case study, students assume the role of consultant hired by the owner of an Irish pub to recommend a plan to improve performance.

Columns

PERSPECTIVES
Mentoring Makes a Difference


BEST PRACTICES
Walking with Oscar: Teaching Values
by Default?


ETHICS
Conflicted Ethical Behavior by Leaders


TAXES
Working Condition Fringe Benefit: Cell Phones


FINANCIAL REPORTING 
What Our Unreadiness Says about Us


IMA LIFE
My Best Mistakes

Departments

SF BULLETIN
• SEC Proposes Exec-Comp Reporting Enhancements
• New SEC Push for Expanded SRI Reporting
• SEC More Aggressive
• Books: Personal Ethics
• Books: Disruptive Innovation


EXCEL
Obscure Custom Number Formats


ACCESS
Create a Navigation System


XBRL
XBRL Implementation Strategies: The Built-in Approach


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TECH FORUM
Chrome Wars

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