From Accountant to Business Partner by Alex Eng (1.5 CPE)

When:  Dec 13, 2023 from 11:30 AM to 01:00 PM (CT)
Associated with  Minneapolis Chapter

Join our chapter on Wednesday, December 13th at 11:30 CST for an online webinar.  Alex Eng will present From Accountant to Business Partner.  He is a former IMA Chair and continues to be significantly involved within our organization.  Attendees can earn up to 1.5 CPE at this free event. 

Registration is available here:

Presentation overview:

At one time, management accountants were responsible for mostly transactional work. But today, they are called to do more advisory work. This course looks at what that means through the role of business partnering. The workshop looks at:

  • What does it mean to be a business partner?
  • Why is business partnering important?
  • What skills are needed to be a business partner?
  • How does one go about becoming a business partner?

Since business partnering has become an important topic for management accountants, the goal of this workshop is to help you understand the skills needed and then learn how to develop those skills so you can make the journey from accountant to business partner.


Learning Objectives:

After this session, you will be able to:

  1. Define business partnering.
  2. Identify why business partnering is important.
  3. List skills needed to be an effective business partner.
  4. Describe how to become an effective business partner.

Our Speaker:

Alex C. Eng, CMA, CFM, CPA
IMA, General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer
Former IMA Chair 2017-2018, IMA Global Board of Directors

Alex C. Eng is IMA’s general counsel and chief legal officer. He is a former Chair of the IMA Global Board of Directors, serving during the 2017-2018 fiscal year.

In addition to his role at IMA, Alex is currently vice president, U.S. Corporate Finance at EDF Renewables, the North American renewable headquarters for EDF, a public Fortune Global 100 company and the world's largest power utility. His former experience includes various controllerships at a defense contractor and at a global telecom services provider, and as tax manager and auditor at a national firm. In his legal practice, Alex has advised on mergers and acquisitions, as well as syndicated lending and structuring of asset-based transactions.

An IMA member since 2003, Alex served two terms on IMA’s Global Board of Directors and has been chair of its Governance, Planning & Development, and Nominating Committees, as well as chair of the Performance Oversight & Audit Subcommittee. In addition to being a CMA, CFM, and CPA, Alex is an attorney of the State Bar of California, with federal admissions to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California and the U.S. Tax Court. Alex earned an MBA from Suffolk University, a Juris Doctor from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, and a B.A. from the University of Calgary (Alberta, Canada). He currently resides in San Diego.