The official Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the ICMA Indonesian Branch was held at the IPMI Business School, on October 13. 2018, with Dr Chris D’Souza in the Chair. Professor Janek Ratnatunga, ICMA CEO, presented the Annual Report as the former President and Treasurer of the Indonesian Branch were no longer financial members, and could not participate at the meeting. A new branch committee was elected unanimously as follows:
- President: Mr. Daniel Godwin Sihotang, CMA
- Vice President: Mr. Iman Subekti, CMA
- Secretary: Mr. Inu Pinandito, CMA
- Treasurer: Mr. Nursakti Niko Rosandy, CMA
The new Committee was very dynamic and has conducted many activities for the members. Some of these activities are as follows:
Accounting Talk in Economics
On November 7, 2018, the ICMA (Australia) Indonesia Branch, in collaboration with International Business Accounting (IBAcc) of Petra Christian University, conducted a symposium on the topic Global and Indonesia Economy Outlook 2019. The speakers were Prof Lee Chew Ging, the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Science, Nottingham University, and Ricky, S.E., MRE,.EdD, the Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Petra Christian University. The symposium was extremely well attended by CMA members in Surabaya.
Disruption Forum 2018
On 24 November 2018, the ICMA (Australia) Indonesia Branch, in collaboration with Indonesian Blockchain Network (IBN) and supported by in IPMI Business School conducted the Disruption Forum 2018.
The speaker, Mr. Danny Taniwan, Co-Founder of Indonesian Blockchain Network (IBN), presented the topic, “Blockchain Technology: A Game Changer in Business and Accounting in the Future”. The participants had various background such as CEO, CFO, SVP, Finance Director, Financial Controller, Accounting Manager, Lecturer, Partners in Audit Firm, Entrepreneur and Professional in Finance and Accounting; and therefore, the discussion was lively.
Turn Around Strategy and How to Become Indonesia Best CFO
On 1 December 2018, the ICMA (Australia) Indonesia Branch, in collaboration with IKA Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR), and the IPMI Business school, conducted a symposium on the topic, “Turn Around Strategy and How to Become Indonesia Best CFO”.
The Keynote Speaker was Bapak Indarto Pamoengkas SE Ak MM, who is the CFO of Pupuk Indonesia Holding Company, who was named Indonesia’s Best CFO 2017 (SWA Magazine) (IKA Universitas Airlangga). He showed how he turned around Pupuk Indonesia Holdings and did transformation to increase the profitability of the company. He also provided insights to the related roles of the CFO, such as strategist (to the CEO); leader (in implementing the company strategies); role model (to other employees) and diplomat (to third parties).
Representing ICMA at the IAI Congress
On 13 December, 2018, Mr. Daniel Godwin Sihotang, President of ICMA Australia Indonesia Branch, represented ICMA (Australia) at the Congress of Ikatan Akuntan Indonesia/Institute of Indonesia Chartered Accountants (IAI) in Jakarta. ICMA Indonesia congratulates Prof. Mardiasmo, currently at the Vice Ministry of Finance of Republic Indonesia, who was re-elected as President of Ikatan Akuntan Indonesia/Institute of Indonesia Chartered Accountants (IAI) for the period 2018-2022. We hope partnership and collaboration between ICMA Indonesia and some regional offices of Ikatan Akuntan Indonesia (IAI) will continue into the future.
CMA Intensive Seminar at IPMI
IPMI Business School is the original and No. 1 provider of the CMA program in Indonesia. IPMI has both a regular class, and an intensive class. Professor Janek Ratnatunga, CEO of ICMA Australia conducted an intensive course in October 2018.