2020 Virtual Fall Educational Conference

When:  Sep 18, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CT)
Associated with  Mid-America Regional Council

SPECIFICS…

When:

Friday, September 18, 2020  9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Where:

Online via Zoom

Cost:

FREE!

CPE:

Earn 3 hours of Continuing Professional Education Credits


IMA members, be sure to include your member number when registering to be sure your CPE gets recorded correctly.  The "Register Now" button is located at the bottom of this page.

Contact us at midamerica.ima@gmail.com with any questions/comments.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

9:00 – 9:05 Welcome, Opening Remarks & Logistics


9:05 – 10:45


Can You Tell if Someone is Lying to You?
(Ethics-2 CPE) presented by Chih-Chen Lee, William and Dian Taylor Professor of Accountancy at Northern Illinois University

10:45 – 11:00

Break

11:00 – 12:00


Using the Monte Carlo Method in Excel to do Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics
(1 CPE) presented by Harlan Fuller, Emeritus Instructional Assistant Professor of Accounting at Illinois State University


SESSION DETAILS

Can You Tell if Someone is Lying to You? – Chih-Chen Lee

Management accountants need to be able to detect mistruths and outright deception in order to help protect their companies. Do you know why people lie? How often people lie? What are the cues to detect deceptions? How reliable are these deception cues? How well can people detect lies? To find the answers to these questions, join us for this very thought-provoking presentation.


Using the Monte Carlo Method in Excel to do Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics – Harlan Fuller

This presentation will demonstrate the use of Excel to do predictive and prescriptive analytics in uncertainty.  You will see how to run thousands of simulations in Excel for each of the following situations:

  • Having a number of uncertain possible outcomes with known results and 50/50 chances of occurring.
  • Having a number of uncertain possible outcomes with known results and non 50/50 chances of occurring.
  • Having a number of known possible outcomes with unknown results.

There will also be a few helpful keyboard shortcuts thrown into the demonstration.



ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS

Chih-Chen Lee
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Chih-Chen Lee is the William and Dian Taylor Professor of Accountancy in the Department of Accountancy, Northern Illinois University. She obtained her Ph.D. in Accounting from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. She is a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) and CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner). Chih-Chen's main teaching and research areas are in Accounting Information Systems and Forensic Accounting. She has published articles in both academic and professional journals including: Accounting Horizons, Journal of Business Ethics, Behavioral Research in Accounting, Journal of Information Systems, International Journal of Auditing, Journal of Forensic & Investigative Accounting, Advances in Behavioral Accounting Research, International Journal of Finance, Internal Auditor, and Strategic Finance. Chih-Chen serves as the Associate Editor of Journal of Forensic Accounting Research and a member on the editorial board of Journal of Forensic & Investigative Accounting. She is the President-Elect for Forensic Accounting Section in American Accounting Association.



Harlan Fuller
Harlan_Fuller.pngHarlan J. Fuller, CPA (inactive), CMA, CFM, is an Emeritus Instructional Assistant Professor of Accounting at Illinois State University.  He retired in 2017 after 35 years of teaching.  He has been active at the Local, Council, and Global levels of the Institute of Management Accountants since joining in 1988.  He has been especially interested in finding ways to use Excel to help management accountants become more valuable to their organizations.

Location

Online Instructions:
Url: http://illinoisstate.zoom.us/j/95760301315
Login: Event will be virtual via Zoom.