A management accountant applies his or her professional knowledge and skill in the preparation and presentation of financial and other decision oriented information in such a way as to assist management in the formulation of policies and in the planning and control of the operation of the undertaking.
With differing education and experience requirements ICMA offers seven levels of membership:
- CMA- Certified Management Accountant
- AMA- Associate Management Accountant
- GMA- Graduate Management Accountant
- RBA– Registered Business Accountant
- RCA– Registered Cost Accountant
- CAT– Certified Accounting Technician
- MAA- Management Accounting Affiliate
Management Accounting and Today
In an unforgiving global business environment driven by constant change and a frenetic pace, members of Boards and Executive anagers need relevant and timely information at their fingertips.
Organisations are now looking to their financial executives not only s providers of that information but also as key contributors in the uest for creating sustainable shareholder value.
Accountants who see themselves through a traditional prism will ever meet the challenges of this new era. The new century trategically focused financial professional has long since shed the bean counter, score keeping image of his 20th Century predecessor.
Becoming a Certified Management Accountant will equip you to meet the challenges of fast moving and exciting global world. CMAs can combine and apply accounting expertise and acumen to the changing management practices in a wide array of business functions.
Just as a house needs a strong foundation, the finance team is a supporting beam of any business structure.
Take a look at just a few of the benefits we offer members in these vital areas.
Prof. Brenden O'Connell