Our five Advisory Councils represent the areas of accounting, finance, profitability, risk management and internal audit and strategic issues and serve as a sounding board for FMS staff in the creation of relevant thought leadership and educational content.

| Accounting Council
Monitors accounting, tax, operational and management accounting and regulatory reporting needs of membership and industry.

Ryan Abdoo, CPA
Accounting Council Chair
Plante Moran
Denver, CO

| Finance Council
Monitors asset/liability management, funding, and investment needs of the membership and industry.

Brian C. Walsh
Finance Council Chair
Manager, Balance Sheet Analytics
ESL Federal Credit Union
Rochester, NY

| Profitability Council
Monitors integrated profitability, cost accounting methods, funds transfer pricing, treasury models and risk based capital needs of membership and industry.

| Risk Management and Internal Audit Council
Monitors the risk management, internal auditing and compliance needs of the membership and industry.

Scott Baranowski, CIA
Risk Management and Internal Audit Council Chair
Wolf & Company, P.C
Boston, MA



| Strategic Issues Council
Monitors the strategic planning, capital management, corporate governance, merger and acquisition and broad based operational and technological needs of the membership and industry.

Sally Kaldas
Strategic Issues Council Chair
Senior Vice President, CFO, Treasurer
East Cambridge Savings Bank
Cambridge, MA




| Volunteer on a Council
Volunteer positions with one of our five Advisory Councils are open to any FMS national member with the desire to contribute to the development of FMS’ products and services. Advisory Councils meet face-to-face each June at The FMS Forum and receive a discounted registration rate to the conference. Each council is comprised of approximately 20 individuals who serve a two-year renewable term.

| How to Apply
If you are interested in volunteering for an Advisory Council, please complete the council application. We will notify you of the status of your application shortly after its completion. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Chief Operations Officer, Alana Vartanian.