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

Promoting your Credential

As a CMA, you’ve demonstrated a commitment to stay current with the profession, for long-term career success. Make the most of your credential by promoting the CMA-to your employer, your colleagues, and new professionals.

Here are some suggestions for how you can maximize your CMA credential:

Include the CMA credential on your business card and in business correspondence.
Use our sample press release to announce your achievement. You can send this to your local media and business journals, alumni publications, and your employer’s company newsletter.
Inform your supervisor and Human Resources department that you have earned the CMA. To have confirmation of your CMA sent to your employer, contact ima@imanet.org.
If your organization’s Human Resources department isn't familiar with the CMA program, direct them to our website.
Download our brochure, CMA: Set the Standard. How far will you go? To request copies, please contact IMA Member Services at ima@imanet.org or call (800) 638-4427.

Share our flyer, “Why Hire a CMA?” with your Human Resources department.
IMA also offers free informational webinars about the value of the CMA. This is a great way to reach members of your organization’s accounting and finance staff. To arrange a live webinar, click here.
Become an active member of our virtual communities created just for CMAs. Connect with CMAs on LinkUp IMA or LinkedIn to network and exchange ideas with other CMAs.
Participate in mentoring programs organized by your local IMA chapter or council, and take the opportunity to encourage promising young professionals to consider pursuing CMA certification.


Questions?

For resources and support for promoting your CMA credential, please contact IMA Member Services at ima@imanet.org or call (800) 638-4427 +1 (201) 573-9000 (if outside North America).