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ICMA Recognizes Top Performers on Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Exam

October 16, 2012

Marc Gerrone
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Tara Baumgarten
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Montvale, N.J., October 16, 2012 – The Institute of Certified Management Accountants (ICMA®), the certification division of IMA®, today announced the leading performers on its Certified Management Accountant (CMA®) examination.

IMA’s globally recognized CMA program is a relevant assessment of advanced accounting and financial management knowledge in four critical areas: financial planning, analysis, control, and decision support. The CMA assures employers that an individual has mastered the knowledge and skills needed on the job today. 

Of the approximately more than 3,700 individuals who took the CMA exam during the May/June 2012 testing period, medals were awarded to the following individuals for their exceptional performance:

-Dr. Zhe Wang, of Charleston, Ill., received the ICMA Gold Medal for achieving the highest exam score.

-Cody Veit, of Robinson, Texas, received the ICMA Silver Medal for achieving the second-highest exam score.

-Marie-France Baume, of Le Noirmont, Switzerland, received the ICMA Bronze Medal for achieving the third-highest exam score.

-Robert Bellile, of New London, Wis., received the Priscilla S. Payne Student Performance award for achieving the highest score as a student.

In addition, the following individuals were awarded Certificates of Distinguished Performance for their high exam scores: Ketan Rasiklal Dhruv, of Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Philip T. Gilmor, of Liberty, Mo.; Songlin Han, of Shanghai, People’s Republic of China; Albert Iglesias Nabau, of New Taipai City, Taiwan; Robert S. Patrick, of Billings, Mont.; Roy Ryan Piercy, of Chesapeake, Va.; Dr. Isho Tama Sweet, of Fullerton, Calif.; and Matthew Stephen Wolf, of Erie, Pa.

“ICMA congratulates the winners of these awards and recognizes the outstanding achievement of these dedicated professionals,” said Rick S. Thompson, CMA, CFM, CPA, ICMA Board of Regents chair. “This year, we celebrated the 40th anniversary of the CMA program, which since its inception, has grown to attract professionals from leading organizations in the U.S. and overseas.”

Professionals holding IMA’s CMA credential earn an average of 32 percent more in total compensation compared to noncertified professionals, according to IMA’s 2011 Annual Salary Survey, published in the June 2012 issue of Strategic Finance. On average, CMAs earn $27,000 more than their noncertified peers. Follow this link to download a copy of the survey: http://www.imanet.org/PDFs/Public/SF/2012_06/06_2012_salary_survey.pdf.

About IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants)
IMA® the association of accountants and financial professionals in business, is one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession. Globally, IMA supports the profession through research, the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) program, continuing education, networking, and advocacy of the highest ethical business practices. IMA has a global network of more than 65,000 members in 120 countries and 200 local chapter communities. IMA provides localized services through its offices in Montvale, N.J., USA; Zurich, Switzerland; Dubai, UAE; and Beijing, China. For more information about IMA, please visit www.imanet.org.

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