Resources & Publications

September 2012
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The CMA Turns 40!
By Rick Thompson, CMA, CFM, and Dennis Whitney, CMA, CFM
The CMA® exam has gone through several iterations over the years to keep pace with the changing needs and conditions of the business world. A look at the CMA’s 40-year history shows the thought and planning that went into this globally respected ­certification.


CMA Pioneers
By Lori Colaccio Parks and Kathy Williams
Forty years ago, a group of accountants and finance professionals braved the unknown to take a brand new accounting certification exam. These profiles look at some of the first CMAs and important advocates of the certification, detailing their experiences and describing what the CMA has meant to them and to their careers.


Global Passport for Success
By Jim Gurowka, CAE
CMAs receive considerable value from the credential no matter where they live. Their salaries are higher, and having the CMA demonstrates to employers that they have the critical skills and expertise to help a company whether it’s in Beijing, Dubai, or Zurich.


The Dutch Way
By Elbert de With
The Netherlands was one of the first European countries to develop a CMA program, and the Dutch CMA experience can be a useful model for other European countries. Strong academic support and an active chapter are two key elements.


Growing the CMA Around the World
By Lisa Beaudoin, CMA
The IMA Business Development team works nonstop to expand recognition of the CMA. Its strategy involves increasing the number of training providers, engaging ­corporate leaders, and raising awareness of the CMA among students and professionals.

Columns

PERSPECTIVES
Where the CMA Took Me


TOP LINE
The CMA: Fueling IMA’s Growth in Respect, Influence, and Size


TAXES
Proposed Regulations Relaxing Local Lodging Rules


ETHICS
Has SOX Been Successful?


CERTIFICATION
How the CMA Exam Is Developed


IMA LIFE
My Road to the CMA

Departments

SF BULLETIN
• Geithner Tiptoes Around End-user Exemption for Derivatives Clearing
• Sharing Your IMA Life
• Geithner Clearer on Money Market Fund Reform
• PCAOB Issues Information to Help Audit Committees
• Books: Leading in a Time of Change
• Congratulations, New CMAs


EXCEL
Dynamic Formulas with Left and Right


ACCESS
Master Budget Project: Production Report


XBRL
Update on the IFRS XBRL Taxonomy—2012


TOOLS OF THE TRADE
Vizio PC, Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2, XStylus Touch, PaperPort Pro 14


TECH FORUM
Want an App, Write an App


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