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CMA Qualification: Opportunities and Challenges

CMA Qualification: Opportunities and Challenges

What Is IMA?

A 92-year old not-for-profit professional association dedicated to

developing, certifying, and supporting the world’s best accountants and financial professionals in business.

A network of over 60,000 members worldwide with 200 chapters in 120 countries. Offices in New Jersey, Zurich, Beijing, Shanghai and Dubai.

Provides best-in-class certification for critical internal financial

management responsibilities, including planning, budgeting,

business reporting, decision analysis, and risk management.

Supports members’ career development through access to an active professional community, continuing education, valuable information, and promoting the highest ethical standards.

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Critical Business Issue: CFO Team Looking to Achieve Aspirations

Business Issue: CFO Team Looking to Achieve Aspirations • Processes • People • Education, Certification

Processes

People

Education, Certification

Supply

Current Reality:

Transaction Heavy Counter of Wealth Some Influence

– Heavy • Counter of Wealth • Some Influence Demand Aspirations: • Partnering & Consulting •

Demand

Aspirations:

Partnering & Consulting

Creator of Wealth

Maximum Influence

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What CFOs are Saying …. Bottom Lines

Aspire to move from “counter of wealth” and compliance cop to “creator of wealth” and a strategic business partner, the trusted business advisor.

This requires a whole new set of skill sets.

Obtaining these new skill sets can be difficult and therefore they tend to be “home grown” especially in larger enterprises with

greater resources.

be difficult and therefore they tend to be “home grown” especially in larger enterprises with greater

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CFO Global Research Study Sources

The New Value Integrator, Insights from the Global Chief Financial Officer Study, IBM, 2011

Being the Best, Insights from Leading Finance Functions, KPMG and

the Economist Intelligence Unit, 2006

Balancing Risk and Performance with an Integrated Finance

Organization, IBM, The Wharton School and Economist Intelligence Unit,

2007

The Changing Role of the Finance Organization in a Multi-Polar

World, Accenture, 2008

Intelligence Unit, 2007 • The Changing Role of the Finance Organization in a Multi-Polar World ,

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Key Findings IMA Primary Research

Significant Research with Employers and CFOs confirms:

CFOs need to raise the competency of their teams.

There exists a skills gap at all levels.

Enhanced planning and analysis capabilities are needed in organizations.

There is a challenge identifying high potential finance and

accounting staff.

University accounting and finance curricula provide a good theoretical grounding, but do not develop in enough depth the skills most needed on the job.

curricula provide a good theoretical grounding, but do not develop in enough depth the skills most

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CFO Dissatisfaction … We Must Do Better

CFO Dissatisfaction … We Must Do Better 7

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More CFO Research Insights

More CFO Research Insights The New Value Integrator, Insights from the Global Chief Financial Officer Study
More CFO Research Insights The New Value Integrator, Insights from the Global Chief Financial Officer Study

The New Value Integrator, Insights from the Global Chief Financial Officer Study, IBM, 2010

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The CMA Program: Helping to Address the Competency Gap

The CMA Program: Helping to Address the Competency Gap • A rigorous, highly respected credential for
The CMA Program: Helping to Address the Competency Gap • A rigorous, highly respected credential for

A rigorous, highly respected credential for accountants and financial professionals in business.

Provides expertise in the critical skills needed to be a trusted business advisor, such as financial planning and analysis, risk management, and more.

The CMA is a global certification, not a local license.

Over 35,000 certifications issued worldwide.

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Certified Professionals Inside Organizations Serving As Trusted Business Advisors

Risk Management Financial Internal Leadership Controls CMA Strategic Budgeting & Cost Planning Management
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CMA Exam Structure

Part 1 Financial Planning, Performance and Control

4 hours, 100 multiple-choice questions and two 30-minute essay questions

Planning, budgeting, and forecasting (30%)

Performance measurement (25%)

Cost management (25%)

Internal controls (15%)

Professional ethics (5%)

Part 2 Financial Decision Making

4 hours, 100 multiple-choice questions and two 30-minute essay

questions

Financial statement analysis (25%)

Corporate finance (25%)

Decision analysis and risk management (25%)

Investment decisions (20%)

Professional ethics (5%)

Becoming Certified:

1. IMA member

2. Pass both exams (3 exam windows)

3. Bachelor’s degree in any field

4. Experience requirement

5. Maintain 30 CPE/year; 2 in ethics

exam windows) 3. Bachelor’s degree in any field 4. Experience requirement 5. Maintain 30 CPE/year; 2

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Best In Class Organizations Provide CMA Training for Their Staff

Best In Class Organizations Provide CMA Training for Their Staff 12
Best In Class Organizations Provide CMA Training for Their Staff 12
Best In Class Organizations Provide CMA Training for Their Staff 12
Best In Class Organizations Provide CMA Training for Their Staff 12

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Leading Universities Around the World Offer CMA Training

Leading Universities Around the World Offer CMA Training 13
Leading Universities Around the World Offer CMA Training 13
Leading Universities Around the World Offer CMA Training 13
Leading Universities Around the World Offer CMA Training 13
Leading Universities Around the World Offer CMA Training 13
Leading Universities Around the World Offer CMA Training 13
Leading Universities Around the World Offer CMA Training 13
Leading Universities Around the World Offer CMA Training 13
Leading Universities Around the World Offer CMA Training 13
Leading Universities Around the World Offer CMA Training 13
Leading Universities Around the World Offer CMA Training 13
Leading Universities Around the World Offer CMA Training 13
Leading Universities Around the World Offer CMA Training 13
Leading Universities Around the World Offer CMA Training 13

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A Range of Exceptional Services and Resources

A Range of Exceptional Services and Resources 14

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How IMA Can Help Employers

IMA is a respected industry resource for professional development and continuing education.

Advance and validate your team’s skills with CMA certification.

Promote open positions and recruit top candidates through the Career Center section of LinkUp IMA.

IMA’s Staff Enrollment Program offers group discounts on membership and CMA certification.

of LinkUp IMA . • IMA’s Staff Enrollment Program offers group discounts on membership and CMA

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Authorized CMA Review Course Provider

CMA Review Course Provider in Vietnam:

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