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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.

(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

(Mercedez Benz) said that they looked at the CMA, they looked at some of the background and experience I had, and they said that’s what segregated me.

- 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