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Mr. James Smith, CPA

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Bio

Retired from Occidental Petroleum in May 2013, following a 39+ year career. Has extensive experience in FP&A, Cost Accounting, Controllership and Financial Management.

Holds a BBA in Accounting from Texas Tech University and a MS Accountancy from the University of Houston at Clear Lake City.

Serves as Global Director on IMA Global Board of Directors (2012-17) and a member of the Member Relations Committee. Served on the IMA Global Board of Directors and Member Relations Committee in 2010-11. Served as 2010-11 President of the IMA Texas Regional Council, which won both the Vice President’s Award and a Council Award of Excellence. Previously, served as President of three chapters (Dallas Area 2007-08, Lexington Blue Grass Area 1984-85, and Texas Bay Area 1979-80), as well in numerous other chapter leadership capacities.

Education

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON-CLEAR LAKE CITY
Master of Science, 1977
Accounting
1974 To 1977

TEXAS TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY
Accounting
1969 To 1971

University of Texas at Austin
Accounting
1967 To 1969

Professional Associations

Financial Executives Networking Group (FENG)
2003 - Present

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
1980 - Present

Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)
1974 - Present

Certifications

  • CPA

Certifications

  • CPA