Reno Education Seminar and Training (REST)

Starts:  Feb 22, 2018 8:00 AM (PT)
Ends:  Feb 24, 2018 12:00 PM (PT)
Associated with  Golden West Regional Council
The Golden West Council and the Pacific Northwest Council of IMA, representing 28 chapters in eight states, is pleased to present the premier educational event in the Western U.S. – REST 2018. This two and a half day program celebrates its 22nd year of offering high quality, leading edge programs geared to accounting and finance professionals. Prior year attendees have been impressed with the quality of topics and speakers, combined with a low cost destination served by airlines, and offering low cost transportation. This type of seminar is an excellent opportunity for both business and personal networking not available through other CPE delivery mediums.

REST 2018 will offer an excellent opportunity to earn approximately 22 hours of CPE.

Two tracks to choose from in Accounting, Finance, Management, Professional Development, and much more. 

Similar Topics could include:

  • Ethics
  • U.S. GAAP updates
  • Project management case studies
  • COSO updates
  • Enterprise resource management
  • Corporate insurance trends
  • Employment law,
  • Operational audit of the Atlantis,
  • Fraud case studies
  • Cyber security trends.
  • And, More!

 Special Class:  “Audit the Casino” - Special arrangements have been made with the Atlantis Hotel and Casino to conduct on Friday an Operational Audit of various hotel & casino operations.  Participants will work in teams in this all-day class, and, at the conclusion of the audit, a presentation will be made to the Atlantis CFO and his staff summarizing the findings.  Enrollment will be limited.

2018 REST Brochure

REST Scholarship

Any chapter member may apply for this scholarship. Chapter Members should complete the REST Scholarship Application and email the application to:

Scholarship Committee
Golden West Council of the Institute of Management Accountants
C/O: Scott Berry
Golden West Council VP Education

Two scholarships will be awarded for REST 2018 with a maximum of one scholarship per IMA Chapter. The scholarship covers the cost of the REST event. Any travel, meal and hotel costs would be the attendee's responsibility.

Scholarships are limited to IMA student or regular members. Weights are given to young professional IMA members that would like to attend REST but do not have the financial resources to attend. Selection criteria includes IMA members that the chapter board members think might become an active chapter board member in the future, or are already an active chapter board member. CMAs are given added weight in the selection process and then IMA members contemplating CMA certification are duly-weighted. Financial constraint is a driving factor, with additional consideration given to job loss. The scholarship is limited to once in a lifetime.

REST Scholarship Application


The Atlantis Casino Resort Spa
3800 S Virginia St
Reno, NV 89502


Patricia Mayer
(925) 286-2112