IMA Announces Leading Performers on CMA

Marc Gerrone
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Kristy Skowronski
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Montvale, N.J. –
ICMA® (Institute of Certified Management Accountants), the certification division ofIMA® (Institute of Management Accountants), today announced the most recent group of leading performers on its CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) examination.

IMA’s globally recognized CMA program is a relevant assessment of advanced accounting and financial management knowledge in four critical areas: financial planning, analysis, control, and decision support. The CMA assures employers that an individual has mastered the knowledge and skills needed on the job today.
Of the more than 4,600 individuals who took the CMA exam in English during the May/June 2014 testing period, medals were awarded to the following for their exceptional performance:

Nathaniel Hanson of Hutchinson, Minn., received the ICMA® Gold Medal for achieving the highest exam score.

Yuan Ren of Beijing, People’s Republic of China, received the ICMA Silver Medal for achieving the second-highest exam score.

Carlito Rodriguez of Lucena City, Philippines, and Eddie Ong Go of Manila, Philippines, both received ICMA Bronze Medals for achieving the third-highest exam score.

For the period, ICMA also awarded Certificates of Distinguished Performance to the following: John Hilimire of Athens, Ga.; Saeed Khan of Geneva, Switzerland; Chang Liu of Atlanta, Ga.; Lyrpa Mejorada of Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Daniela Meixner of Muenchen, Germany; and Marc Rodriguez of Maraval, Trinidad and Tobago. In addition, Dafei Zhu of Jiangzi, People’s Republic of China, received the Priscilla S. Payne Student Performance Award for achieving the highest score as a student during this testing period.

“ICMA extends its congratulations to these award recipients and is pleased to recognize their truly outstanding achievement,” said Samuel C. Weaver, Ph.D., CMA, CFM, chair of ICMA Board of Regents chair. “This period’s award recipients demonstrate the broad geographic diversity of the CMA program, which is meeting the needs of the business community around the world. This past fiscal year, ICMA certified more than 3,000 members, and the number of CMAs now stands at an all-time high. By earning this credential, CMAs are helping improve their career outlook and contribute to the success of their respective organizations.” 
Around the world, professionals holding IMA’s CMA credential earn more than one-third more in total compensation compared to noncertified professionals, according to IMA’s Salary Survey. Follow this link to view global and regional survey findings. 

For more information about the CMA program, please visit IMA’s website at

About IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) 

IMA®, the association of accountants and financial professionals in business, is one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession. Globally, IMA supports the profession through research, the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) program, continuing education, networking and advocacy of the highest ethical business practices. IMA has a global network of more than 70,000 members in 140 countries and 300 professional and student chapters. Headquartered in Montvale, N.J., USA, IMA provides localized services through its four global regions: The Americas, Asia/Pacific, Europe, and Middle East/Africa. For more information about IMA, please visit

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