MONTVALE, N.J., Apr 09, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — IMA®, the association of accountants and financial professionals in business, is proud to announce the winners of its inaugural Young Professional of the Year Award. This award recognizes rising accounting and finance professionals who have displayed creative approaches to problem solving, demonstrated leadership, and have made contributions to the management accounting profession.
Awards will be presented during IMA’s 93rd Annual Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas this June. This year’s winners include:
— Michael L. High, CMA, of Humble, Texas. Mr. High is Onshore management information manager at Royal Dutch Shell, where he plays an active role in the coaching, mentoring and development of junior finance staff and students. He is a member of IMA’s Houston chapter.
— Amanda R. Mathis, CPA, of Coppell, Texas. Mrs. Mathis is director of financial reporting and revenue accounting at Michaels Stores Inc. In her previous role as controller at Optim Energy, Mrs. Mathis started a company initiative to support CMA (Certified Management Accountant) candidates and educate others about management accounting principles. She is a member of IMA’s Dallas chapter.
— Iyad Mourtada, CMA, CIA, CFE, CPLP, of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Mr. Mourtada is a finance and accounting instructor at OpenThinking and conducts online training sessions for CMA candidates. He serves on the Board of IMA’s Dubai chapter.
— Benjamin Mulling, CMA, CPA, CITP, of Independence, Ky. Mr. Mulling is CFO of Tente Casters, Inc. He was a founding member of IMA’s Young Professionals Committee and was the first Young Professional member to serve on the IMA Global Board of Directors.
— Jeremy A. Vryhof, CMA, of Marshall, Mich. Mr. Vryhof is senior analyst of finance training and development at Stryker Corporation, where he mentors colleagues and leads workshops on CMA certification program. He is a member of IMA’s Kalamazoo chapter.
“IMA is proud to recognize the recipients of these awards in acknowledgment of the tremendous achievements they have made early in their careers to advance the management accounting profession,” said Jodi Ryan, CPA, IMA director of education and corporate partnerships. “It is a great sign to see that the future of the profession is in capable hands.”
About IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants)
IMA®, the association of accountants and financial professionals in business, is one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession. Globally, IMA supports the profession through research, the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) program, continuing education, networking, and advocacy of the highest ethical business practices. IMA has a global network of more than 60,000 members in 120 countries and 200 local chapter communities. IMA provides localized services through its offices in Montvale, N.J., USA; Zurich, Switzerland; Dubai, UAE; and Beijing, China. For more information about IMA, please visit www.imanet.org .
SOURCE: Institute of Management Accountants