ICMA Recognizes Top Performers on CMA (Certified Management Accountant) Exam for May-June 2011 Testing Period
October 26, 2011
The Institute of Certified Management Accountants (ICMA®), the certification division of IMA®, today announced the leading performers on its CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) examination for the May-June 2011 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 the approximately 3,500 individuals who took the two-part CMA exam during the May-June 2011 testing period, medals and certificates were awarded to the following for their exceptional performance:
Todd Mowry, of Baton Rouge, La., received the ICMA Gold Medal for achieving the highest exam score.
Lance Myers, of Waco, Texas, received the ICMA Silver Medal for achieving the second-highest exam score.
Ying Wang, of Bay Point, Calif., received the ICMA Bronze Medal for achieving the third-highest exam score.
Stephen S. Adams, of Syracuse, N.Y.; Chun Jie Fei, of Beijing, People’s Republic of China; Amy M. Ford, of Macomb, Ill.; Xiaomeng Liu, of Beijing, People’s Republic of China; Yan Liu, of Beijing, People’s Republic of China, and Roman Steiner, of Walkringen, Switzerland, received Certificates of Distinguished Performance for their high exam scores.
“We’re pleased to honor the accomplishments of these individuals who performed so well on the CMA exam. They deserve to be commended for this professional and personal achievement,” said Rick S. Thompson, CMA, CFM, CPA, ICMA Board of Regents chair. “As evidenced by the increasing number of enrollees in the program, the CMA certification, particularly in its two-part format, is being very well-received among organizations both in the U.S. and internationally.”
Professionals holding IMA’s CMA credential earn an average of 21 percent more in total compensation compared to noncertified professionals, according to IMA’s 22nd Annual Salary Survey. On average, CMAs earn over $22,000 more than their noncertified peers.