CMA® Resource Center

"Cummins is a strong advocate for the CMA program, and there’s a lot of encouragement within the company to get certified. I hadn’t been with the company very long when I realized that taking the CMA would offer many advantages."

Kurt Riddle, CMA
Cummins Inc.

“At Microsoft, we look for a combination of solid accounting skills, the ability to think strategically, and strong business ethics. If someone is a CMA, we can be more comfortable that the person has mastered these aspects of the profession.”

Bob Laux, CMA, CPA
Microsoft Corporation

“Financial analysis and decision support are central to management accounting practice, and the CMA focuses on these areas.”

David Burritt, CMA, CPA
U.S. Steel

"I believe it’s very important that people demonstrate mastery of a subject by earning an objective signal or sign that they have achieved a certain level of competency. That’s why the CMA is such an excellent certification: It shows mastery of a very broad range of subjects."

Dr. Wanda A. Wallace, CMA, CPA, CIA

“I didn’t really follow a traditional accounting path: I majored in management and economics in college…As a manager, I’ve encouraged many members of my staff to pursue their certification. I decided that it was time to lead by example and earned one myself.”

Julie A. Lagacy, CMA
Caterpillar Inc.

"I see it as my goal to help students and to be a positive influence on their lives. I really feel like it’s my duty to tell the students about the advantages of the CMA and what it can mean to their careers."

Mark DeRemer,
CMA, CFM, CPA
Concordia University of Wisconsin

The ROI on Your CMA

Once you’ve earned your CMA, it’s time to make the credential work for you. View all the benefits and opportunities available to you as a CMA-certified professional.

Promote Your CMA Credential

Educate your employer and colleagues about the value of the CMA and what you bring to your organization. Learn More

CPE Requirements

Continuing education is an important component for maintaining your
CMA credential. Each year, CMAs must complete 30 hours of continuing education, including a minimum of two hours in the area of ethics. 
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Connect with CMAs

As a CMA, you are part of a worldwide network of professionals. You can connect with other CMAs through LinkUp IMA, LinkedIn, or through our local chapter programs.

CMA Connection
Stay up-to-date with CMA Connection, our exclusive e-newsletter for CMAs and candidates. Learn the latest news about the CMA program, read stories about CMAs, and see how the credential is impacting the profession.

Career Resources

Whether you're looking for a new job, have a position to fill, or need useful career resources, IMA is here to help. Learn More