More than accountants, CMAs are invaluable in meeting the diverse needs of all types of organizations.
They monitor, interpret and communicate operating results, evaluate performance and control operations and
make decisions about strategic direction.
CMAs are a vital ingredient to business success because they bring technical skills as well as the
business savvy to face the realities and challenges facing Canadian businesses. What makes CMAs unique is
their ability to look beyond the financial aspect to focus on what really drives business – the products, the
people, the strategy and the market.
Why CMAs are distinct from other designations
The advantage of a CMA lies in the accreditation process. The rigorous Strategic Leadership Program is the only professional program that completely integrates
the best of contemporary and emerging management techniques, solid accounting experience and leadership
development producing highly skilled business accounting professionals.
Committed to life-long learning.
CMAs are continually challenged to evaluate and apply recent innovations in accounting and management
practices in the work environment. Through Continuous Professional Learning and Development (CPLD)
requirements, CMAs maintain and enhance their professional competencies and acquire relevant professional
skills and a commitment to maintaining the highest standards of conduct and ethics.