Because a CMA designates the mastery of advanced financial & accounting skills, signaling a high level of competency and serious commitment to the field to any firm.

The CMA is essential for accounting & finance professionals who want to master the advanced skills required to manage financial functions within an organization.

Earning the certification not only validates a mastery of these skills, but also opens up access to a worldwide elite professional network through the IMA® that connects more than 30,000 CMAs.

CMAs reap strong rewards in terms of higher annual compensation, more challenging responisibilities on the job, and broadened career advancement opportunities across a variety of sectors.

Leading employers selectively recruit CMAs to fill positions that require critical accounting & financial management skills, from multinational corporations to private firms, academic institutions, & not-for profit organizations.