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IMA Hartford Meeting Details

October 17, 2017

Speaker: Stephen Pedneault, CPA, CFF, FCPA, CFE, Principal, Forensic Accounting Services, LLC

Topic: “Fraud in the Business Environment”

Stephen Pedneault is the Principal of Forensic Accounting Services, LLC, a Glastonbury, Connecticut CPA firm, 
focused exclusively on forensic accounting, fraud, and litigation support matters. Stephen Pedneault brings over twenty-
five years of public accounting experience. He has an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice from Manchester 
Community College and a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from Eastern Connecticut State University. 

Stephen has written four books published by Wiley. Fraud 101; Anatomy of a Fraud Investigation; Preventing And Detecting Employee Theft And Embezzlement, A Practical Guide; and Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigations for Non-Experts. In addition, Stephen has contributed to three fraud case books, and authored numerous published articles appearing locally and nationally. As an adjunct professor to the University of Connecticut faculty, Steve has developed an innovative course on forensic accounting that has been offered since 2008 within UConn’s Masters of Science in Accounting (MSA) program. Stephen is a frequent guest lecturer and adjunct professor at the Manchester Community College.

Location: Central Connecticut State University (Memorial Hall’s Connecticut Room), New Britain
Meal Choice: Chicken Parmesan & Pasta Bar with Cheese Tortellini and Penne Pasta, Caesar Salad and Dessert
Dinner Cost: $30 Members ($35 nonmembers) / Full-time Student Members $10 / Technical Session Only $5.
CCSU students should pay $10 in advance to Professor Marie Kulesza by Oct 11.
Business School Faculty: Please be Hartford Chapter’s Guest for the October meeting and learn about your local
IMA; just RSVP to Chip and we’ll take care of the rest.


Networking                 5:30pm                             Technical Session (1.5CPE)                7:15pm
                  Dinner                       6:15pm                              Board Meeting                                  8:30pm
Reservations requested by Oct 12 – CCSU needs a firm count

Call Chip Sandberg at (860-298-4635) or email (Chip will email a confirmation back to you. If you
don’t hear from him by the Friday before the meeting, please call him at 860-298-4635.)

IMA NorthEast Regional Council
10th Annual Fall Conference
September 17-19, 2017
Southbridge, Massachusetts

Sunday CPE Sessions
Management Accounting Roundtables
Professional Development
Networking Reception
Earn 20 CPEs!

Click here for additional information.

Registration is now open. 

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Invitation to Members and Guests
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Would you like IMA Hartford Chapter Representatives to visit your campus?
IMA Hartford Chapter representatives visited Westfield State University, University of Hartford, Quinnipiac, Goodwin Tech, Elms College, and University of New Haven in 2016. Targeting future management accounting students, the chapter representatives presented information about the Institute of Management Accountants and the professional certifications offered. We have other visits scheduled in 2017 to Bay Path and Post University.
If you would like IMA Hartford Chapter representatives to visit your campus, faculty members or students are encouraged to email,, and cc: to schedule a date to learn more about the IMA and to explore the many opportunities of management accounting.

Living it up in Denver! The Hartford Chapter was recognized and took home 11th place at the 2017 Annual Dinner. Way to go!!


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Upcoming Events

  • Plant Tour APICS Hartford Chapter is sponsoring a plant tour of TIGHITCO, Inc. - Aerostructures Group located at 245 Old BrickyardLane, Berlin, CT 06037 on October 18 from 5 to 8:30 PM. The Aerostructures Division began in 1972 as Ellcott Manufacturingin Vernon, Connecticut and was acquired by TIGHITCO in 1997. In 2007 the facility moved to Berlin, Connecticut and changed its name to the Aerostructures Division. The Aerostructures Division designs, engineers and manufactures complex composite structures and assemblies. The Aerostructures Division of TIGHITCO specializes in high-strength, lightweight,composite structures for aerospace applications. In compliance with ITAR requirements, all Visitors must be a US Person with Picture ID required such as a Driver’s License. Special offer – member pricing of ...
    Posted Nov 2, 2016, 5:00 PM by Hartford Chapter
  • IMA Hartford Chapter Offers to Visit College Campuses After a recent visit to Westfield State University in Mass., IMA Hartford Chapter representatives will be visiting the University of Hartford on Monday, April 11th.  Targeting future management accounting students, the chapter representatives will present information about the Institute of Management Accountants and the professional certifications offered.If you would like IMA Hartford Chapter representatives to visit your campus, faculty members or students are encouraged to email and cc: and schedule a date to learn more about the IMA and to explore the many opportunities of management accounting.
    Posted Oct 2, 2016, 7:29 PM by Hartford Chapter
  • Other Chapter Meetings The Eastern CT chapter is meeting on Tuesday April 19, 2016 at Olde Tymes Restaurant, 360 West Main St (Rt. 82), Norwich, CT.  Dorian Gregory, CPA will speak about “Cooperatives in the Economy”.  Contact Tom Foley at (H) 860-303-7415 or for reservations/more info.
    Posted Apr 4, 2016, 4:15 PM by Hartford Chapter
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