The CMA certification equips you with in-depth mastery of financial & business skills that put you in demand with employers around the world. CMA® Certification is one of the most in-demand certification around the world. For nearly 50 years, the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) certification has been the global benchmark for management accountants and financial professionals. Why? Because CMAs can explain the “why” behind numbers, not just the “what.” And that can give you greater credibility, higher earning potential, and ultimately a seat at the leadership table.

Certified Management Accountant

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Why Should I Become a CMA?

The CMA opens doors into the business world.

The CMA provides an invaluable understanding of finance that companies need to be efficient and profitable. CMAs often work closely with upper management, and their knowledge, skills, and experience influence the direction of these organizations. When equipped with meaningful financial data and analysis, a CMA functions as an important part of the management team.

CMA advances your career.

The CMA empowers many accountants to move up to bigger and better things. According to the IMA, these are a few positions held by CMAs:

Staff Accountant

Cost Accountant

Senior Accountant


Budget Analyst

Internal Auditor

Finance Manager

Financial Analyst

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Executive Officer

Vice President, Finance



The CMA increases your earning potential.

Globally, accountants with this certification have a 62% higher average salary, The CMA increases your earning potential.

The CMA gives you credibility and status.

CMAs understand numbers and finance at a deeper level than other accountants. As the IMA puts it, “CMAs can explain the ‘why’ behind numbers, not just the ‘what.’” When you’re the expert people come to you for advice on business-related finance questions.

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Part 1: Financial Planning, Performance, and Analytics

  • 15% External Financial Reporting Decisions
  • 20% Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting
  • 20% Performance Management
  • 15% Cost Management
  • 15% Internal Controls
  • 15% Technology and Analytics

Part 2: Strategic Financial Management

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