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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 s
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