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The Path to CFO: Is the CMA Credential Just as Important as the CPA?

September 21st, 2010 Comments off
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The Path to CFO: Is the CMA Credential Just as Important as the CPA? « Going Concern: Accounting News for Accountants & CFOs.

There are some interesting points in the post made at the link above.  Rather than contrast the CPA and CMA credentials with the idea of promoting one or the other, there are arguments about the two credentials actually supplementing each other.

I have a feeling the IMA would be more successful if they marketed the CMA credential better, but is it in their best interest to promote the credential as an “add-on” to the CPA?  I think they would then likely alienate many of their current CMAs that only have that credential.

As a CPA who has, at times, thought about taking the CMA Exam, I just have never seen the value in earning it and I haven’t been willing to spend the money in exam fees and ongoing IMA dues to make it worth my while.

Management Accounting Careers with IMA Chair Sandra Richtermeyer

July 29th, 2010 Comments off

For anyone interested in a career in management accounting, here is a great post from Going Concern that would be great for you to read.  It contains an interview with the IMA Chair so it is obviously coming from their perspective (that’s not a bat thing — just be aware).  Read more at this link:

More on Cost Accounting Careers with IMA Chair Sandra Richtermeyer « Going Concern: Accounting News for Accountants & CFOs.

CMA Exam Information

May 19th, 2010 Comments off

I’m not going to revinvent the wheel when Going Concern has done a nice job summarizing the details of taking the CMA Exam and the CMA credential including the move from a 4-part to a 2-part exam.  See the complete post at this link:

http://goingconcern.com/2010/04/credentials-for-accountants-certified-management-accountant/

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