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									                                             IMA NEWS              amount of money involved and the pressure placed on
                                           SPECIAL SECTION         people to meet numerical goals. One key distinction Jen-
                                                                   nings made was that it’s important to emphasize that
                                                                   real results aren’t only about the numbers but how you
                                                                   got those numbers as well. In the long run, manipulating
                                                                   numbers or creating temporary fixes to meet desired
                                                                   results don’t benefit the company. With ethics as a pillar
                                                                   of the profession, it’s important that management
                                                                   accountants understand the type of ethical conflicts
                                                                   employees will encounter, be able to identify
     IMA Celebrates Big                                            the warning signs—such as rationalization and
     Anniversary at the                                            complacency—and learn how to resolve ethical dilem-
                                                                   mas before they occur.
     90th Annual Conference                                           David Walker, former U.S. comptroller general and
     & Exposition                                                  current president and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foun-
     The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA®) held           dation, presented “Keeping America Great” in which he
     its 90th Annual Conference & Exposition June 6-10,            detailed the unacceptable level of the United States’
     2009, at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Den-           national debt, the source of the debt, and the actions that
     ver, Colo. Attended by nearly 600 accounting and finance      the government and citizens need to take in order to cor-
     professionals from across the United States and around        rect the situation. Imprudent fiscal policies, empty entitle-
     the world, the event featured nearly 50 educational ses-      ment promises, and an out-of-control healthcare system
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