With dozens of unique sessions and two dedicated tracks of education content, INNOVATE 2017 offers the most comprehensive training opportunity for Abila MIP users available from any source.
MIP users will learn from JMT’s expert field consultants and from each other as they tackle a variety of learning topics from fundamental capabilities to advanced applications. INNOVATE 2017 will feature a New User Bootcamp designed specifically for finance professionals who have just recently joined an organization that already uses MIP to allow them to learn the basics and get up to speed quickly.
Tracks interesting to MIP users:
- MIP Mastery
- MIP Fundamentals
- INNOVATIVE Solutions
- Financial Leadership
- Managing indirect costs in MIP
- Best practices for automated purchasing approval workflow in MIP
- Preventing Fraud – Best practices for using MIP’s security & audit trail
Your Abila Consultants for INNOVATE include:
Dennis Guiney – Technical Specialist
Dennis Guiney is a Technical Specialist and valued member of the team at JMT Consulting Group. Dennis is charged with installing, upgrading and supporting JMT’s product line. He also works with clients for integration of all third-party products, custom programming, and network configuration. Prior to joining JMT, Dennis worked as the technical specialist at S. Hellman Company, Inc., a consultancy serving the nonprofit community. S. Hellman Company merged with JMT in January of 2006. Dennis holds a BS in Computer Programming, and certifications for the application areas that JMT supports.
In his own words, his favorite thing about working at JMT is the client interaction during support calls. He gets an opportunity to get to know them as people, and in assisting them, contributes to the wonderful missions of each and every one of them.
Steve Roese – Project Consultant
Steven M. Roese, CMA is a project consultant at JMT Consulting Group. Steve has used several of the Abila MIP and Microix software modules for the past seven years. Steve supports clients to plan the solution implementation, design reports, provide training to users, communicate on project status and manage the overall project. Prior to joining JMT, Steve was the Director of Accounting for Planned Parenthood of the Heartland (PPH) in Des Moines, Iowa. While at PPH, Steve implemented several of the Abila modules during a time when the organization had four mergers. Steve was responsible for all aspects of the financial & tax reporting for 5 organizations with a total annual budget exceeding 30 million dollars.
Prior to his employment with PPH, Steve was the Comptroller for the Iowa Foundation for Medical Care (IFMC) located in West Des Moines, Iowa. During his 25 year tenure with IFMC, Steve implemented several accounting software packages and saw the company grow from 3 million in annual revenues to over 100 million annually.
Steve received his accounting and business administration degree from the American Institute of Business in Des Moines, Iowa.
Dagi Stanton – Project Consultant
Dagi joined JMT Consulting as a Project Consultant in September of 2014. With over 20 years in the nonprofit industry and her extensive experience working with and implementing donor and MIP software, she was an ideal fit for the JMT family and Professional Services Team. Dagi is one of JMT’s leading experts of Abila MIP and its core modules, as well as payroll, HR and EWS. Prior to joining JMT, she was an Implementation Specialist for Orange Leap and served as the Director of Services and Facilities for CAM International (now Camino Global).
A native of Germany, Dagi moved to Texas at age 10 and grew up with English as her second language. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business and Accounting from John Brown University and received her MBA from Amberton University (formerly Abilene Christian College).
Shazeeda Teekah, CPA – Project Consultant
Shazeeda A. Teekah, CPA, is a project consultant with JMT Consulting Group. She is a certified consultant in Abila MIP Fund Accounting, Kintera Fundware and Microsoft NAV. Shazeeda has been designing and implementing strategic accounting solutions since 1992. She supports clients in improving accounting methodologies and reporting procedures, maintaining a healthy cash flow, and analyzing business performance to meet mission objectives. Shazeeda was previously a partner at S. Hellman Company, Inc., a consultancy serving the nonprofit community that merged with JMT in 2006. There she performed system design, directed support projects, and managed staff in conducting implementation and training. Before joining S. Hellman Company she was with Mitchell Titus & Co., where she performed financial audits of nonprofit, commercial and governmental organizations. Shazeeda holds a B.S. degree in accounting from Queens College in New York City.