MONTVALE, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Institute of Certified Management Accountants (ICMA®), the certification division of IMA®, today announced the leading performers on its Certified Management Accountant (CMA®) examination, recognizing participants in both its English and Simplified Chinese exam programs.
IMA is one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession. Its globally recognized CMA program, now celebrating its 40th anniversary, is a relevant assessment of advanced accounting and financial management knowledge. The CMA assures employers that an individual has mastered the knowledge and skills needed on the job today.
According to IMA’s 22nd Annual Salary Survey, professionals holding the CMA credential earn an average of 21 percent more in total compensation compared to noncertified professionals. Follow this link to download a copy of the survey: http://www.discoverima.org/IMASALSUROPR.
Of the approximately 4,200 individuals who took the two-part CMA exam during the September/October 2011 testing period, medals were awarded to the following individuals for their exceptional performance:
- Wen Zhou, of Shanghai, People’s Republic of China, received the ICMA Gold Medal for achieving the highest exam score.
- Michael Clark, of Coal Valley, Ill., received the ICMA Silver Medal for achieving the second-highest exam score.
- Daniel A. Bennett, of Atlanta, Ga., received the ICMA Bronze Medal for achieving the third-highest exam score.
For the four-part CMA exam program in Simplified Chinese, ICMA recognized three individuals for the May-August 2011 testing period:
- Juan Long, of Beijing, People’s Republic of China, received the ICMA Gold Medal for achieving the highest exam score.
- Shijin Luo, of Tianjin, People’s Republic of China, received the ICMA Silver Medal for achieving the second-highest exam score.
- Zhenyu Liu, of Beijing, People’s Republic of China, received the ICMA Bronze Medal for achieving the third-highest exam score.
In addition, for the English exam program, ICMA awarded Marc Boulet, of Miami, Fla.; Ahmet Mustafa Dag, of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Xingxin Jiang, of Beijing, People’s Republic of China; Matthew John Sansone, of San Antonio, Texas.; Michael Wright, of Kalamazoo, Mich.; and Yue Zhai, of Hangzhou, People’s Republic of China, Certificates of Distinguished Performance for their high exam scores. Jon Hildenbrandt, of Columbia, Tenn., received the Priscilla S. Payne Student Performance Award for achieving the highest score as a student during this testing period.
“ICMA congratulates the recipients of these awards and acknowledges their tremendous achievement in performing so well on this difficult exam,” said Rick S. Thompson, CMA, CFM, CPA, ICMA Board of Regents chair. “Further, the inclusion of medal honorees for the four-part exam in Simplified Chinese points to the exceptional demand we are experiencing for CMA-certified professionals in that region.”
About IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants)
IMA®, the association of accountants and financial professionals in business, is one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession. Globally, IMA supports the profession through research, the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) program, continuing education, networking, and advocacy of the highest ethical business practices. IMA has a global network of more than 60,000 members in 120 countries and 200 local chapter communities. IMA provides localized services through its offices in Montvale, N.J., USA; Zurich, Switzerland; Dubai, UAE; and Beijing, China. For more information about IMA, please visit www.imanet.org.