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ICMA Recognizes Top Performers on Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Exam

April 11, 2013

Marc Gerrone
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Tara Baumgarten
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Montvale, N.J., April 11, 2013 – The Institute of Certified Management Accountants (ICMA®), the certification division of IMA®, announced today the leading performers on its Certified Management Accountant (CMA®) examination.


IMA’s globally recognized CMA program is a relevant assessment of advanced accounting and financial management knowledge in four critical areas: financial planning, analysis, control, and decision support. The CMA assures employers that an individual has mastered the knowledge and skills needed on the job today.


Of the more than 3,400 individuals who took the two-part English CMA exam during the September/October 2012 testing period, the following were awarded medals and certificates for their exceptional performance:

  • Rabindranath Ulrich Bhattacharya, of Greenfield Park, Canada, and William Zachary Holland, of Asheville, N.C., both received the ICMA Gold Medal for achieving the highest exam score.
  • Mohamad Khorbatli, of Beirut, Lebanon, received the ICMA Silver Medal for achieving the second-highest exam score.
  • David Bradley Bryan, of Tallahassee, Fla., received the ICMA Bronze Medal for achieving the third-highest exam score.
  • Kirsten K. Seda, of Saint Edward, Neb., received the Priscilla S. Payne Student Performance Award for achieving the highest score as a student.

In addition, the following individuals were awarded Certificates of Distinguished Performance for their high exam scores: Melanie Iris Bard, of Winterthur, Switzerland; Jonathan Fung, of Honolulu, Hawaii; Billy Jenkins, Jr., of Tampa, Fla.; Rahul Jogani, of Dubai, United Arab Emirates; and Tianyu Zhang, of Hartford, Conn.

“ICMA extends its congratulations to the winners of these awards and celebrates their exceptional achievement,” said Rick S. Thompson, CMA, CFM, CPA, ICMA Board of Regents chair. “As the diversity of period’s winners illustrates, the CMA certification is increasingly becoming a worldwide credential, recognized by leading companies around the globe. ICMA is very encouraged by the strong growth experienced in both new enrollees to the program and to the number of individuals who have passed this rigorous examination. By becoming CMAs, these professionals are in a position to improve their own career outlook as well as to boost the financial and strategic performance of their respective organizations.”

Professionals holding IMA’s CMA credential earn an average of 26 percent more in total compensation compared to noncertified professionals, according to IMA’s 23rd Annual Salary Survey, published in the June 2012 issue of Strategic Finance. On average, CMAs earn over $27,000 more than their noncertified peers. Follow this link to download a copy of the survey: http://www.discoverima.org/IMASALSUROPR.


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 65,000 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.

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