The Chartered Accountancy qualification opens the door to a vast range of exciting career opportunities, in every sector of business and finance, both in Ireland and internationally. Chartered Accountants are in constant demand both at home and abroad, being recognised for their technical competence, professional standards, and veracity.
The Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation is a highly respected credential awarded by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) which is a US-based worldwide association for accountants and financial professionals working in business. The CMA designation provides an objective measure of an individual’s knowledge and competence in the field of management accounting and financial management.
In corporate accounting world, CMA is a very respected designation.500 companies are known to have CMAs in their key management roles. The credentials and knowledge base of a CMA is a big advantage when working with MNCs, financial services or consulting firms.
Career Opportunities in India:
Careers in accounting & finance with the CMA qualification will certainly prove to be extremely rewarding in terms of increased credibility, opportunities and pay. With increasing globalization, FDIs, outsourcing, off-shoring, US financial service MNCs in India and Indian companies listed in the US, CMAs with an international perspective are in very high demand.
Career opportunities for CMAs include but are not limited to:
- Multi-national companies
- Financial services or consulting firms
- US-based firms & organizations
Opportunities for CMAs are boundless as they often expand their careers beyond the traditional management accounting realm to provide related services for many different types of organizations.
CMAs are required in all areas of the business world:
- Management & Cost Accounting
- Financial Accounting
- Financial Risk Management
- Management Consulting & Performance Management
- Financial Planning & Analysis
- Corporate Finance (M&A, IPO, Share & Debt Issues)
- Venture Capital
- Internal Auditing
- Information Technology (especially as applied to accounting)
- Corporate Governance