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IMA Announces Leading Performers on Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Exam

October 17, 2013

Marc Gerrone
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Montvale, N.J., Oct. 17, 2013 – ICMA® (Institute of Certified Management Accountants), the certification division of IMA® (The Institute of Management Accountants), today announced the leading performers on its CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) examination for the most recent testing period.

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 more than 3,900 individuals who took the CMA exam in English during the May/June 2013 testing period, medals were awarded to the following individuals for their exceptional performance:

- Cameron Meyer, of Excelsior Springs, Mo., received the ICMA Gold Medal for achieving the highest exam score.

- Yiwen Wu, of Zhejiang, People’s Republic of China, received the ICMA Silver Medal for achieving the second-highest exam score.

- Alexander Cohen, of Decatur, Ga., received the ICMA Bronze Medal for achieving the third-highest exam score.

ICMA also awarded Certificates of Distinguished Performance to the following: Michal Borawski, of Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Joe Christoff, of Nashville, Tenn.; Sheng Gu, of Chicago, Ill., Joung Hoon Park, of Austin, Texas; Yin Peng, of Boston, Mass.; Alina Rashid, of Lahore, Pakistan; and Ryan Thistlethwaite, of Harrisburg, Penn.

In addition, John Gardner, of Eagle Mountain, Utah, received the Priscilla S. Payne Student Performance Award for achieving the highest score as a university student during this testing period.

“ICMA extends its congratulations to these award recipients and acknowledges their exceptional performance on the CMA exam,” said Rick S. Thompson, CMA, CFM, CPA (N.C.), chair of the ICMA Board of Regents. “The geographic diversity of these awardees – from Europe, the Middle East, Asia, as well as the United States – points to the global reach of the CMA certification, which is valued at organizations around the world. We applaud the achievement of those who performed so well on this exam, who by earning this certification demonstrate their commitment to achieving excellence not only in their individual careers but at their respective organizations.”

Professionals holding IMA’s CMA credential earn an average of 32 percent more in total compensation compared to noncertified professionals, according to IMA’s 24th Annual Salary Survey, published in the June 2013 issue of Strategic Finance. On average, CMAs earn over $34,000 more than their noncertified peers. Follow this link to request a copy of the survey.

About IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants)
IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants), 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 300 professional and student chapters. 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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