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CMA 40th Anniversary


                                                                Marc Gerrone
                                                                (201) 474-1502

                                                                Tara Baumgarten
                                                                Stern + Associates
                                                                (908) 276-4344, x-219

                                      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

                 IMA Celebrates 40 Years of CMA Certification Success

Montvale, N.J., January 31, 2012 – IMA®, one of the largest and most respected associations focused
exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession, is celebrating a landmark event this
year: the 40th anniversary of the Certified Management Accounting (CMA®) program, a true assessment
for competency in management accounting and financial management.

Throughout 2011, more than 8,400 new candidates enrolled in the program and more than 2,000 CMA
certificates were awarded, setting a record for the highest number of new certificates awarded in any

Since the program’s inception in 1972, more than 36,000 professionals have earned CMA certification by
passing a rigorous exam that evaluates expertise in the areas of planning, performance and control, and
financial decision making. CMA candidates must also meet education and job experience requirements,
and keep pace with the latest practices through continuing education, including ethics training.

“The CMA credential delivers tangible value through real-world relevance, employer recognition, and
upward career mobility,” said Jeff Thomson, CMA, IMA president and CEO. “It demonstrates command of
critical accounting and financial management skills demanded by today’s dynamic businesses.”

IMA is the premier resource for developing, certifying, and supporting the world’s best accountants and
financial professionals. Mr. Thomson was also recently featured among Trust Across America’s Top 100
Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior 2012 list, further demonstrating IMA’s commitment to
a foundation of ethics.

For more information on the CMA, as well as ways IMA will be celebrating this achievement throughout
2012, take a moment to view Mr. Thomson’s video on IMA’s YouTube channel 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 60,000 members in 120 countries and 200 local chapter communities.
IMA provides localized services through its offices in Montvale, N.J., USA; Zurich, Switzerland; Dubai,
UAE; and Beijing, China. For more information about IMA, please visit


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