No matter how hard it was to achieve the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation, the outcome has been great. The author has learned many lessons on his journey in addition to increasing his knowledge and education: He has learned how to manage his time in the best way, to think positively, and to use his new skills in practice. He sets his goals and all his efforts on completing the exam. The knowledge he gained while studying for the CMA was great. It helped him to understand a lot more about the accounting field and to improve the way they work through applying its concepts and techniques, especially in cost management, performance measurement, decision analysis, budget preparation, financial statement analysis, and internal control.
IMAlife 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 You can reach him at f
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