Strong Presence from Birkman at 2016 AICPA Controllers Conference

Las Vegas, Nevada, November 9th, 2016 – Birkman will have a leading presence at the 2016 American Institute of CPAs Controllers Conference, as Pauline Le, CPA, CGMA, CITP, and VP of Finance at Birkman, is on the Steering Committee to help direct the annual event. CFOs, controllers, accounting managers, treasurers, and financial directors will be present at the two-day event in Las Vegas this week.

This year, the AIPCA Controllers Conference will focus on Strategies to Chart Your Next Career Milestone. Notable speakers from across the US will provide organizational strategies and address how controllers can contribute across different departments to make a larger impact at their companies. Attendees will have the opportunity to attend pre-conference workshops, learn from accounting leaders from many industries, and hear from world-renown economists, financial consultants, and high-profile controllers.

Le, who has been directing finance at Birkman for over ten years, has been a member of AICPA since 2005, actively involved in its development since 2012, and on the Steering Committee of the Controllers Conference since 2015. As a part of the Steering Committee, she meets several times a year with other contributors to collaborate and establish the conference theme, as well as leverage networks to recruit speakers.

She expresses her excitement for the event, “The Controllers Conference is closely related to my area of expertise and offers a wealth of knowledge-sharing from well-respected national speakers. Having the opportunity to impact a conference that offers meaningful learning for AICPA members is both an honor and a privilege. It is a great way to give back to the profession while learning from my peers and inspiring other accountants to add value to their organizations.”

“Birkman helps accountants become more aware of our personality strengths and challenges (as in any other profession),” explains Le. “Accountants’ roles are evolving with constant changes in the business environment, and many of us struggle with the unknowns, yet do not know how to effectively influence business decisions. For accountants in management roles that adhere to the CGMA Competency Framework, Birkman helps greatly develop the competencies of people skills and leadership skills to empower communication and growth.”

About Birkman International, Inc.
Birkman helps people and organizations improve performance through its behavioral and occupational assessment. The Birkman Method provides insights into a person’s Interests, Usual Behaviors, Needs, and Stress Behaviors in memorable report formats that are both empowering and constructive. Birkman is a favorite choice of organizational development and HR professionals, life coaches, career counselors, educators, and consultants. Birkman has more than six decades of proven scientific validity and continues to stay at the forefront of the personality assessment field in markets around the world.

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About the American Institute of CPAs
The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) is the world’s largest member association representing the accounting profession, with more than 418,000 members in 143 countries and a history of serving the public interest since 1887. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education, and consulting. Through a joint venture with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, it has established the Chartered Global Management Accountant designation, which sets a new standard for global recognition of management accounting.

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