By now, you probably know about the benefits of earning the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant): higher earning potential, better career opportunities, and greater self-confidence. Why not share the news about the value of certification with others in your organization?

To spread the word about the many benefits of CMA certification, IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) is currently offering complimentary “Lunch Is On Us” information sessions. During these sessions, IMA picks up the tab for lunch and members of the IMA business development team deliver a customized presentation either in your office or via live webinar. The IMA team will discuss how companies large and small are supporting the CMA at an organizational level and how earning the CMA certification demonstrates a mastery of key skills like financial planning and analysis, decision support, and control. They can also discuss how IMA can work with organizations to offer things like group discounts on IMA membership and study materials, CMA in-house training programs, and more.

“CMAs bring a valuable skill set that adds value within their organizations. Creating greater awareness of the CMA within your organization helps candidates highlight the valuable skills they have and motivates others to pursue the certification as well,” explained Lisa Beaudoin, CMA, CSCA, CAE, IMA senior director of business development. 

Beaudoin noted that since her team has begun offering these information sessions, “the response so far has been very encouraging. We’ve been invited to make presentations at organizations representing a wide spectrum of sizes and industry segments, as well as geographic regions within the United States. I highly recommend that any candidate reach out to us to see what we can arrange.”

For more information about scheduling a Lunch Is On Us session at your organization, please contact Beaudoin directly at