VIEWS: 13 PAGES: 1 POSTED ON: 2/4/2012
CONTACT: Marc Gerrone IMA (201) 474-1502 firstname.lastname@example.org Tara Baumgarten Stern + Associates (908) 276-4344, x-219 email@example.com 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 year. 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 http://www.youtube.com/user/LinkUpIMA. 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 www.imanet.org. ###
"CMA 40th Anniversary"