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Building Your Brand: The Value of Having CMA and CPA Certifications

Friday, September 10, 2010

"Why are you getting a CMA if you are getting a CPA?" Colleagues, friends and family often ask me this question. I explain to them that having both provides me with an advantage over colleagues, allows me to provide better services to my clients and grants me more flexibility.

Not to mention, being dual-certified can also be financially lucrative. According to the Institute of Management Accountants 21st Annual Salary Survey, respondents in the 19-29 age category with both a CMA and a CPA earned 42% more than their non-certified counterparts ($77,630 versus $54,352)... Read More

Ashley Gibson – Accounting Web