Certified Management Accountant - CMA
The CMA is the globally recognized, advanced-level credential appropriate for accountants and financial professionals in business. Achieving the CMA demonstrates your professional expertise in financial planning, analysis, control, decision support, and professional ethics – skills that are in demand by organizations around the world.
ICMA® (Institute of Certified Management Accountants) is the certification affiliate of IMA. ICMA is responsible for developing, administering, and grading the CMA exam; establishing the policies and procedures for the CMA program; and for ensuring the program’s overall integrity. The ICMA Board of Regents is responsible for setting the policies, and the ICMA staff is responsible for operations.
THE VALUE OF THE CMA DESIGNATIONThe CMA is a time-efficient and cost-effective certification program with the potential to deliver significant return on your investment. Professionals with a CMA earn 61% more in total compensation than non-CMAs (IMA Global Salary Survey, based on median data)
The CMA credential is...
Self-selected credential earned through testing
IMA's Salary Survey shows strong career growth and greater earning power
Testing, education, job experience, and continuing education requirements
Promoting your credential allows you to become a leader in your profession
Attests proven on-the-job skills
CAREERS AS A CMACMA certification expands your opportunities in your current position and for the long term. Leading employers—from multinational corporations to private firms, academic institutions, and not-for-profit organizations—seek out CMAs to hire and promote in positions requiring critical accounting and financial management skills.
Here are some of the many titles that CMAs hold:
Vice president, Finance Treasurer
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Executive Officer
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