BEST 2018: Bellevue Educational Seminars & Training

When:  Apr 20, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PT)
Associated with  Seattle Chapter

Improving Excel Productivity: Beans to Beyond

Charley Kyd is founder and author of, a leading site about the business use of Microsoft Excel. His presentation will expand our Excel skills and share his insights on new methods of analyzing large data sets. Bring your questions about using Excel Dashboards and everything Excel related.

ABOUT: Charley Kyd

Charley Kyd has been a spreadsheet master for 35 years, from VisiCalc to Lotus 1-2-3, to every Windows version of Excel. He holds an MBA from the University of Washington and has been an Excel MVP since 2005. He's written four books about spreadsheets and published more than 50 articles. He's consulted with a wide variety of companies and industries. You can learn more at:

Ethics: When Numbers Really Matter

As individual accountants and members of IMA, we believe in ethical behavior. So, what can we do to influence and support ethical decision making and behavior in our organizations? This session will explore methods for improving individual and organizational ethics when the numbers really matter.

ABOUT: Susan K. Wolcott, PhD, CPA, CMA

Susan Wolcott is Thought Leader for professional education at CPA Canada and an educational consultant with WolcottLynch Associates in Bellevue. She works with educators around the world to support critical thinking and ethical reasoning development, competency assessment, and curriculum innovation.

Susan is co-author of Cost Management: Measuring, Monitoring, and Motivating Performance (Wiley). Along with other members of an IMA-MAS Task Force, she developed a new framework for accounting education, calling for greater focus on students’ long-run careers. Susan is currently working on a major project for CPA Canada to define accountants’ career-spanning competencies.

Susan currently teaches at Aalto University (Finland) and Indian School of Business (Hyderabad). She has won awards for teaching excellence at IE Business School (Madrid) and University of Denver. She also worked in public accounting for ten years (including Coopers & Lybrand in Portland, OR). She holds Ph.D. and MS degrees in Accounting and Information Systems from Northwestern University and a BBA in accounting from University of Portland.

Event Details

Sponsored by: The IMA Greater Seattle Chapter
Held at: Bellevue Club  11200 Southeast Sixth Street, Bellevue, WA 98004 

Schedule: 12:00 PM Lunch, 1:00 PM Excel, 3:00 PM Ethics 

CPE Credits: 4, of which 2 are CMA ethics credits 

RSVP is required for this event. Please RSVP by Noon on Monday, April 16, 2018.

Price: $30 Members & Guests - bring a friend for FREE! Please provide your friend's name in your RSVP.

Please pay by cash or check payable to IMA Greater Seattle Chapter at the event. 

Cancellations: Due by Noon on Tuesday, April 17, 2018.


Bellevue Club
11200 Southeast Sixth Street
Bellevue, WA 98004