ICMA? (Institute of Certified Management Accountants) recently announced the winners of its 2020 awards for the CSCA? (Certified in Strategy and Competitive Analysis) exam.

The following individuals, who took the CSCA exam during the September 2020 testing window, were recognized for their outstanding performance:?

  • Jonathan Augelli, CMA, CSCA, of Middleton, Wis., received the CSCA Gold Award for achieving the highest exam score.
  • Michael Barton, CMA, CSCA, CPA, of Perrysburg, Ohio, received the CSCA Silver Award for achieving the second-highest exam score.
  • David C. Neill, CMA, CSCA, CPA, of Kappa, Ill., received the CSCA Bronze Award for achieving the third-highest exam score.

The CSCA is a certification program designed for IMA members who have passed both parts of the CMA? (Certified Management Accountant) exam. The CSCA?s three-hour exam includes 60 multiple-choice questions and one case study. The exam is administered during two testing windows each year: March and September. Registration for the next testing window, the March 2021 exam, is now open.

?The CSCA certification offers an excellent complement to the CMA certification, helping to expand a professional?s strategic planning and analysis skills,? said Dana C. Riess, CMA, CFM, CPA, CPIM, CSCP, chair, ICMA Board of Regents. ?Earning the CSCA enables management accountants to master the concepts and techniques that are needed to drive the strategy management process within their organizations.?

Riess continued, ?ICMA commends these three individuals who performed so well on this challenging exam and earned these awards of recognition. We also congratulate all those who took the exam, despite the obstacles of a worldwide pandemic, and took this step toward a brighter professional future.?

For more information on the CSCA program, including registration information, resources, and flexible enrollment options, please visit imanet.org/csca. Questions about the program can also be answered by viewing this Q&A?on the IMA website.