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CMA Success Stories

Our CMA certification has been instrumental in advancing the careers of accounting and finance professionals from a variety of backgrounds. Hear just a few of their inspiring, real-life stories.

If your goal is to go corporate and add value to the daily operations of the company, then CMA is very relevant.

- CMAs around the world share their perspective

IBM supports the CMA program because we believe that our accountants having the skills and the knowledge to address business issues of today is really important.

- Russell Porter, CMA, CFM
Vice President, FP&A, IBM

(General Motors) said, “The only reason we even picked your résumé out of a stack of 100 was because the CMA was on it.

- Bob Laux, CMA, CPA 
Treasury Controller, Microsoft Corporation

The CMA allowed me to be eligible for a controller position.

- Brian Neale, CMA, CPA
Finance Manager, General Mills

When I was actually elected, that’s when I said, ‘I know that I was elected because of my CMA.’ It made a big difference.

- Kim R. Wallin, CMA, CFM, CPA
Former Nevada State Controller

Getting my CMA has really helped within the finance ranks, because this certification is very much valued at our company.

- Virginia D. White, CMA
Corporate Purchasing Finance Director, Cummins

It looked like the CMA was a certification that they (Johnson & Johnson) supported. They reimbursed for it. And, on top of it, they actually were paying out a bonus, so as a part of your pay, you actually got rewarded.

- Christian Cuzick, CMA
Senior Director of Finance, Janssen Canada, Johnson & Johnson

Mercedes Benz said that they looked at the CMA and looked at some of the background and experience I had, and they said that's what made me stand out.

- E. Frank Impson, Jr., CMA, CFM
Accounting Manager, Mercedes-Benz Vans, LLC

I’m understanding truly what my clients are thinking on a day-to-day basis.

- Ashley Gibson, CMA, CPA
Manager, Deloitte & Touche LLP

It’s definitely made me more marketable.

- Jeremy Vryhof, CMA
Integrated Business Planning Manager, Stryker

(Morgan Stanley) know from that credential that I have the mastery in the accounting field. So it puts me out there as an expert.

- Kevin Nembhard, CMA
Senior Manager, Finance Technology, Walmart

I had the unique opportunity of coming into the organization and rebuilding the finance function from the ground up.

- Irvin Andre Alexander, III, CMA, CFM, CPA
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, WGBH