It’s a Wonderful Journey
By Medhat A. Ghani Abdullah, CMA
“I t’s a wonderful journey” is how I’d
like to start my story about the CMA.
No matter how hard it was to achieve the
passing the CMA exam first.
I was motivated to get the Certified Man-
agement Accountant designation as a result
Certified Management Accountant (CMA®) of working with Ahmed Othman and
designation, the outcome has been great. I Haytham Ramadan, who often encouraged
have learned many lessons on my journey in me to achieve my goal.
addition to increasing my knowledge and Now I am a chief accountant at M.A.
education: I have learned how to manage my Kharafi & Sons in the “Swimming Pools Sec-
time in the best way, to think positively, and tor” of the company where I started as an
Medhat A. Ghani
to use my new skills in practice. accountant. The biggest contribution to my
Abdullah, CMA, is a
I graduated from the faculty of com- career from studying for and passing the
chief accountant at
merce at Cairo University in 2003 with a CMA exam is two promotions that I got in a
M.A. Kharafi & Sons
B.S. degree in accounting. Since that time I very short time period. I am also grateful for
Company in Kuwait.
have been hungry for additional knowledge, the continuous appreciation of the owner,
He is also a member of
education, and experience. I searched for a Marzouk Alkharafi, and our deputy general
IMA’s Cairo Chapter.
professional certificate in accounting, and I director, Ossama Abdulkhalek. They have
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