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The accountancy profession is often considered more resilient to recession than many other employment sectors. Is this still true today?

Additionally, data analytics, big data, data visualization and artificial intelligence are all impacting this sector, changing not just the functions and responsibilities but accounting practices and the role of the CFO.

Join us for an in depth conversation with Mr. Jeffrey C. Thomson, President and CEO of the Institute of Management Accountants, on Wednesday, 23 October 2019 who can help cast some light to these and other questions surrounding this profession that underpins every business.

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Date: Wednesday, 23 October 2019


1100 AM Registration

1130 AM Program Begins

1245 PM Program Ends

Lunch will served after the program


Menara Shell 18th Floor

Tioman Roon @ Microsoft Malaysia

This program is free for registered AMCHAM members but they must register for the event. To check your status, please contact Kevin Roch kevin@amcham.com.my


  • Jeffrey C. Thompson (President & CEO of Institute of Management Accountants)

    Jeffrey C. Thompson

    President & CEO of Institute of Management Accountants

    Jeffrey C. Thomson, CMA®, CSCA®, CAE, is president and CEO of IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants). Since assuming this position in 2008, Mr. Thomson led the development of a strategy resulting in IMA becoming one of the fastest growing accounting associations in the world, with double digit growth in its CMA (Certified Management Accountant) program over the past five years.

    During his previous position as IMA’s vice president of research, Thomson conducted research studies, authored numerous articles and a book, delivered dozens of presentations, and provided testimony to the U.S. Congress in the areas of risk management, internal controls, and corporate governance. He served as COSO board member from 2006 to December 2011, during a period when COSO experienced growth in influential thought leader pieces and launched the internal controls refresh initiative.

    Prior to joining IMA, Mr. Thomson worked at AT&T for more than two decades where he served in various financial, strategic, and operational roles. One of these roles included serving as the strategic CFO for an $18 billion dollar business unit.

    Mr. Thomson was honored by Accounting Today by being included in the publication’s annual “Top 100 Most Influential People List” for the last seven years. He was also named by Trust Across America as one of the “Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior” for six straight years, and was honored with the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award. The Accountant/International Accounting Bulletin recognized Mr. Thomson in its Global Accountancy Power 50 list of leading influencers.

    Under Mr. Thomson’s direction, IMA was named “Professional Body of the Year” by The Accountant/International Accounting Bulletin in 2017 and 2018.

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Microsoft Malaysia Office

Menara Shell, Level 18
No 211, Jalan Tun Sambanthan

Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

If you have any questions please contact Amir Shariff

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