Magazine article Strategic Finance

Proud of My CMA

Magazine article Strategic Finance

Proud of My CMA

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When I became a CFO early in my career, I knew that I needed some additional skills in order to be successful at my job. It was then that I aggressively studied for, passed the exam for, and received my CMA[R] (Certified Management Accountant) certification. Not only do I respect the certification's global prestige, but I also recognize that the knowledge I received from it helped me develop in my role as CFO and plays a large part in the success of my career. For that I will forever be grateful and proud of my CMA.

During my term as your Chair, I've had the privilege of traveling around the globe, meeting with our members. One commonality I've seen is the respect and value that certified members have for their CMA. Whether in Shanghai, Riyadh, Zurich, or Cincinnati, members have shared with me their unique path to certification and what it has meant to them. As I hear their stories, it makes me appreciate my CMA even more.

One thing I love about management accounting is that it's the same all over the world. Unlike local accounting laws, management accounting is a global profession that's unchanged by borders. The CMA is much like this. It's a global certification without borders. It's recognized as one of the leading global accounting certifications in whatever country you're in, and our member numbers reflect this demand.

With more than 14,000 new candidates in the CMA program just this year, global demand is at an all-time high for the CMA. …

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