Topic: General Posts

Subject: Institute of Management Accountants
Diane Padilla
Member: 2018
Posts:1
Submitted on 02-28-20 10:45 pm
Message:

Looking for feeeback on value in obtaining IMA certification.  For qualifying for jobs that prefer CPAs.  If you have the certification was it worth it? Have you hired someone because they had the certification?  Thanks, Diane

 
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Dan Bengis
Member: 2020
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Subject: Re:Institute of Management Accountants

Submitted on 03-03-20 11:05 pm.
Message:

I obtained a CMA back in 2000 as my employer at the time was offering bonuses for certifications obtained.  Since then, I haven't seen many companies that put a lot of value specifically on the CMA, other than Johnson & Johnson.

 
Claude McIntyre
Member: 2020
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Subject: Re:Institute of Management Accountants

Submitted on 03-07-20 4:06 pm.
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I obtained my CMA in 2014.  I've been involved with IMA since.  The biggest challenge is getting employers to understnad the difference between CPA and CMA, but I haven't found ti difficult to do.  In my case, obtaining the certificiation was not only worth it but continues to pay off even today.  

 
Michelle Erickson
Member: 2009
Posts: 2

Subject: Re:Institute of Management Accountants

Submitted on 03-23-20 1:57 pm.
Message:

I have seen several postings asking for a CPA or CMA certiciation.  Or MBA.  

 
Dave Goldin
Member: 2003
Posts: 29

Subject: Re:Institute of Management Accountants

Submitted on 03-23-20 3:19 pm.
Message:

Diane, can the CMA be helpful for some people? Of course and anyone who gets a certification should be applauded for completing the process. I live in the Midwest and sometimes it is listed for small to medium sized manufacturing companies who need cost knowledge. But outside of specific industries and locations, my concern is how recognized it is and whether that makes it worth the effort? 

 
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