Members Monthly meeting and Event-July 2018

When:  Jul 21, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 1:15 PM (AST)
Associated with  Dubai - UAE Chapter

This event is for IMA members only

Link for registration will be notified in week 29.

The schedule of the event is:

 08:30 AM - 09:00 AM - Welcome, registration and networking

09:00 AM - 10:30 AM – UAE VAT Laws (1.5 CPEs) by Mr. Venkatesan Swaminathan

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM – Break

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM -  Management Accounting Competencies (1.5 CPEs) by Ms Hadeel

12:15 PM - 13:15 PM – Trade Finance Overview (1 CPE) by Mr Amr Essam

13:15 PM Price draw for Ramadan Fawazeer, Group Photo and Sign out

The key areas of delivery:

UAE VAT- Made simple by Mr Venkatesan Swaminathan

Presentation Summary – Understanding of UAE VAT Laws and regulations.

Attend this presentation to learn -Impact of VAT on operational and financial performance of business. Categorize the supplies for VAT calculation. VAT Registration, VAT Returns, VAT Auditing, Consumer Business, Real Estate, Capital Assets


Management Accounting Competencies by Ms Hadeel Nasser

Presentation Summary -Management accounting, like many fields, is being disrupted by a whole host of new technologies, including Big Data, predictive analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, cognitive computing, machine learning, and robotics process automation (RPA). While these will result in the elimination of many management accounting positions, they also have the potential to create new ones. The key to the latter will be the continued evolution of the role of the management accountant from its traditional focus on financial reporting and stewardship to becoming a more complete business partner who enables an organization to enhance performance.

Attend this presentation to learn: Are today’s management accounting competencies fit for purpose to assume this new role in a digital age that is advancing at a dizzying rate of change? The answer is no—changes and rebalancing will need to occur in the skill set possessed by management accountants. Some current skills will become less important, others more important, and some new skills—especially in the areas of information technology and analytics—will need to be acquired.


 Trade Finance Overview by Mr.Amr Essam.

Presentation Summary – You will develop a good foundational understanding of global trade and how companies settle their cross border commercial activities, what their basic needs are, identify the risks as well as instruments available to mitigate those risks.

Attend this presentation to learn

Module 1 What is Trade?

Module 2 Introduction to Trade Finance

Module 3 Relationship Between Trade and Trade Finance

Module 4 What are the Risks in Cross Border Commercial Activities?

Module 5 How do Companies Settle their Cross Border Commercial Activities?

Module 6 What are the Trade Finance Tools?

Module 7 letters of credit (LCs)

Module 8 Financial Crime & Compliance



Mr. Venkatesan Swaminathan(B.Com(Honours),FCA,ACMA,CMA(USA),CMA(Australia), ADMAProfile.

Ms. Hadeel Nasser CMA, CIA, CPA, MA (AUS) and President, IMA Dubai Chapter -Profile 

Mr. Amr Essam CMA (USA ), Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting & Finance from Alexandria -Profile  



This event will give 4 CPEs for full attendance. Members are requested to register for each of the 3 sessions individually at the registration page. Please select 1 ticket for each session you wish to attend. At the checkout, you should have a total of 3 tickets - 1 for each session. 

Please be informed that you will not be allowed to enter the session without a copy of your tickets.


At the end of this event, the Prize Draw for Ramadan CMA-Quizzes (Fawazeer) takes place. The winner will receive a Free IMA annual membership for people who enter the draw via the chapter Facebook page.

Parking is free with limited slots available.

Registration Policy for Free of Charge Events – Members are requested to adhere to 48-hour cancellation policy to avoid any penalty.


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