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What's CMA?

The CMA validates your mastery of financial planning, analysis, control, and decision support– the critical skills needed to be a valuable strategic advisor for your organization.

Why CMA?

  • Professionals with advanced financial management skills are integral to business performance 
  • Accountancy is an increasingly complex market with a shortage of professionals who can perform as strategic business partners
  • Research reveals the need to develop the most critical on-the-job professional skills:
    • Financial Planning
    • Risk Analysis
    • Internal Controls
    • Financial Decision Making
  • CMA certification can expand your career opportunities
  • Organizations of all types and sizes seek professionals with critical accounting and financial management skills
    • Multinational corporations
    • Private firms
    • Academic institutions
    • Not-for-profit organizations
    • Government organizations
  • More than 35,000 CMA certificates awarded to date worldwide
  • Enjoy greater earning power


The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA®) is the world's leading organization dedicated solely to empowering management accounting and finance professionals to drive business performance. With a network of about 60,000 professionals, IMA provides a dynamic forum for management accounting and financial professionals to develop and advance their careers through its Certified Management Accountant (CMA®) program, cutting-edge professional research and practice development education, networking, and the advocacy of the highest ethical and professional practices. For more information about IMA :


Program requirements

  • Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university (in any major)
  • Foundational knowledge of economics, basic statistics, and financial accounting
  • Two years of relevant work experience
  • Active membership in IMA
  • Requirements to maintain CMA certification:
    • 30 hours CPE annually
    • CPE must include 2 hours of ethics training
    • Maintain active IMA membership



Financial Planning, Performance and Control
Financial Decision Making


About Jan

Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt
VP Financial Business Process Improvement at GENPACT LLC

Jan Kooiman holds a doctoraal Masters in Business Economics from the University of Amsterdam. He worked for an accounting and audit firm before stepping into the professional as CFO and Board member of an international company. Jan is a qualified transactional Six Sigma Black Belt and Instructor, and is adjunct Professor of Finance, Business and Accounting at the Webster and Leiden University, teaching MBA, CMA and MsC Corporate Finance and Management Accounting. He is also the program manager and acknowledged Subject Matter Expert of the Certified Management Accounting (CMA) program at the World Trade Center Amsterdam. Jan combines business experience and thought leadership with the rigor of academic discipline. Jan holds the professional position of VP Financial Business Process Improvement (SEP - Smart Enterprise Processes) at Genpact Netherlands @ www.genpact.com 

IMA’ s Vision

To be the resource for developing, certifying, connecting, and supporting the world’s best accountants and financial professionals within business.

IMA’s Mission

To empower accountants and financial professionals to become “trusted business advisors” playing a driving role in their organizations’ business success and advancing their careers.