Employer 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

CMA Informational Webinars

Increasingly, organizations are discovering the value of the CMA® credential and what CMA-certified professionals can deliver.

If you want to learn more or find a way to promote the CMA within your organization, IMA can help. IMA’s corporate development team offers live one-hour informational webinars to organizations free of charge.

Webinars cover the benefits of CMA certification for interested members of your accounting and finance teams. Sessions are conducted via WebEx, allowing participants at one or more worksites to dial in for the live session. A minimum of eight participants is required.

IMA’s CMA informational webinars give an overview of the benefits of the CMA – to both individual careers and to organizations – and subjects covered on the exam. Before the webinar takes place, IMA provides participants a copy of a brochure describing the CMA program so they can refer to it during the webinar.

Senior finance and accounting leaders and HR representatives can request a CMA informational webinar by contacting Lisa Beaudoin, IMA director of corporate development, at lbeaudoin@imanet.org.