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CMA. Certified Management Accountant. The CMA: Measuring What Matters. Achieving the CMA credential demonstrates your mastery of financial planning, analysis, control, decision support, and professional ethics. The CMA: Measuring What Matters.

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Cma

CMA

Certified Management Accountant


The cma measuring what matters

The CMA: MeasuringWhat Matters

  • Achieving the CMA credential demonstrates your mastery of financial planning, analysis, control, decision support, and professional ethics.


The cma measuring what matters1

The CMA: MeasuringWhat Matters

  • Achieving the CMA credential demonstrates your mastery of financial planning, analysis, control, decision support, and professional ethics.

  • These skills are critical to the success of finance teams working within organizations—this focus distinguishes the CMA from other certifications and degrees.


Cma exam content 1972 1990

CMA Exam Content 1972-1990

  • Economics and Business Finance


Cma exam content 1972 19901

CMA Exam Content 1972-1990

  • Economics and Business Finance

  • Organization & Behavior, including Ethical Considerations


Cma exam content 1972 19902

CMA Exam Content 1972-1990

  • Economics and Business Finance

  • Organization & Behavior, including Ethical Considerations

  • Public Reporting Standards, Auditing and Taxes


Cma exam content 1972 19903

CMA Exam Content 1972-1990

  • Economics and Business Finance

  • Organization & Behavior, including Ethical Considerations

  • Public Reporting Standards, Auditing and Taxes

  • Internal Reporting and Analysis


Cma exam content 1972 19904

CMA Exam Content 1972-1990

  • Economics and Business Finance

  • Organization & Behavior, including Ethical Considerations

  • Public Reporting Standards, Auditing and Taxes

  • Internal Reporting and Analysis

  • Decision Analysis, including Modeling & Information Systems 


Cma exam content 1972 19905

CMA Exam Content 1972-1990

  • Economics and Business Finance

  • Organization & Behavior, including Ethical Considerations

  • Public Reporting Standards, Auditing and Taxes

  • Internal Reporting and Analysis

  • Decision Analysis, including Modeling & Information Systems 

    Each part 3.5 hours, 25% MC, 75% Essay & Problems


Cma exam content 1991 1997

CMA Exam Content 1991-1997

  • Economics, Finance and Management

  • Financial Accounting and Reporting

  • Management Reporting, Analysis and Behavioral Issues.

  • Decision Analysis & Information Systems 

    Each part 4 hours, 25% MC, 75% Essay & Problems

    16 hours total


Computerized cma exam content 2007 2010

ComputerizedCMA Exam Content 2007-2010

  • Economics, Finance and Management

  • Financial Accounting and Reporting

  • Management Reporting, Analysis and Behavioral Issues.

  • Decision Analysis & Information Systems 

    Each part 3 hours, 100% MC – 12 hours total


Computerized cma exam content 2004 2010

ComputerizedCMA Exam Content 2004-2010

  • Business Analysis – 100% MC

  • Management Accounting and Reporting – 100% MC

  • Strategic Management – 100% MC

  • Business Applications – 100% Essay and Problems

    Parts 1, 3, 4 – 3 hours each, Part 2 – 4 hours

    13 hours total

    Tw0 versions offered from 2004- 2007


New cma exam 2010 part 1

New CMA Exam 2010Part 1

  • Financial Planning, Performance and Control

    • 30% Planning, budgeting and forecasting,

    • 25% Performance management,

    • 25% Cost management,

    • 15% Internal controls, and

    • 5% Professional ethics.

      4 hours, 100 MC questions and two 30 minute essays


New cma exam 2010 part ii

New CMA Exam 2010Part II

  • Financial Decision Making

    • 25% Financial Statement Analysis,

    • 25% Corporate Finance,

    • 25% Decision Analysis and Risk Management,

    • 20% Investment Decisions, and

    • 5% Professional ethics.

      4 hours, 100 MC questions and two 30 minute essays


New cma exam 2010 topics added or emphasized

New CMA Exam 2010Topics Added or Emphasized

Top-level planning and analysis

(Pro forma income, financial statement projections, and cash flow projections)


New cma exam 2010 topics added or emphasized1

New CMA Exam 2010Topics Added or Emphasized

Top-level planning and analysis

(Pro forma income, financial statement projections, and cash flow projections)

Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission


New cma exam 2010 topics added or emphasized2

New CMA Exam 2010Topics Added or Emphasized

Top-level planning and analysis

(Pro forma income, financial statement projections, and cash flow projections)

Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission

Internal Control Framework


New cma exam 2010 topics added or emphasized3

New CMA Exam 2010Topics Added or Emphasized

Top-level planning and analysis

(Pro forma income, financial statement projections, and cash flow projections)

Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission

Internal Control Framework

International Financial Reporting Standards


New cma exam 2010 topics added or emphasized4

New CMA Exam 2010Topics Added or Emphasized

Top-level planning and analysis

(Pro forma income, financial statement projections, and cash flow projections)

Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission

Internal Control Framework

International Financial Reporting Standards

Corporate Restructuring

(mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and bankruptcy)


New cma exam 2010 topics added or emphasized5

New CMA Exam 2010Topics Added or Emphasized

Risk assessment

(operational, hazard, and financial)


New cma exam 2010 topics added or emphasized6

New CMA Exam 2010Topics Added or Emphasized

Risk assessment

(operational, hazard, and financial)

Risk mitigation strategies and enterprise risk management


New cma exam 2010 topics added or emphasized7

New CMA Exam 2010Topics Added or Emphasized

Risk assessment

(operational, hazard, and financial)

Risk mitigation strategies and enterprise risk management

Valuation, and


New cma exam 2010 topics added or emphasized8

New CMA Exam 2010Topics Added or Emphasized

Risk assessment

(operational, hazard, and financial)

Risk mitigation strategies and enterprise risk management

Valuation, and

The IMA Statement on Management Accounting

“Values and Ethics: From Inception to Practice.”


New cma exam 2010 topics not specifically tested

New CMA Exam 2010Topics Not Specifically Tested

Linear Programming

Network Analysis

Decision Tree Analysis

Queuing Theory

Markov Process

Development of Accounting Standards

Financial Statement Assurance

Information Systems

Total Quality Management

Strategic Marketing

Organization Management

Organization Communication

Behavioral Issues, and

Various Topics in

Business Economics, Strategic and Tactical Planning, and External Financial Reporting


New cma exam 2010

New CMA Exam 2010

Maintains relevance and rigor of the CMA program by focusing on the critical skills of financial planning, control, and decision support,


New cma exam 20101

New CMA Exam 2010

Maintains relevance and rigor of the CMA program by focusing on the critical skills of financial planning, control, and decision support,

Requires a mastery of these critical skills that is important to the success of finance skills,


New cma exam 20102

New CMA Exam 2010

Maintains relevance and rigor of the CMA program by focusing on the critical skills of financial planning, control, and decision support,

Requires a mastery of these critical skills that is important to the success of finance skills,

Allows employers to more readily understand the applicability of the CMA program to a corporate career path,


New cma exam 20103

New CMA Exam 2010

Maintains relevance and rigor of the CMA program by focusing on the critical skills of financial planning, control, and decision support,

Requires a mastery of these critical skills that is important to the success of finance skills,

Allows employers to more readily understand the applicability of the CMA program to a corporate career path, and

Allows candidates to more efficiently demonstrate the skills and knowledge evidenced by the CMA credential.


Exam dates and locations

Exam Dates and Locations

  • Exams are conducted by Prometric, a worldwide network of testing centers, and are available in accordance with local customs. There are many locations throughout the U.S. and internationally. To locate a Testing Center and to schedule exam appointments, visit www.prometric.com/ICMA

  • The exams are offered in the following windows:

    • January and February

    • May and June

    • September and October


Cma program requirement

CMA Program Requirement

  • To earn the CMA designation, candidates must pass both exam parts and fulfill the following education and experience requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

    • Two continuous years of professional experience in management accounting or financial management.


Value of certification

Value of Certification*

  • Professionals holding certification earn 31% more in salary.

  • Immediate returns, 19-29 age bracket earn nearly $20,000 more than non-certified peers

  • Continuing returns, 60 and over age bracket earn over $28,000 more.

  • Lifetime advantage, between $900,000 and $1,260,000

    * IMA Salary Survey – 2013


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