CMA designation, professional development, and networking are three of the biggest reasons to join the IMA. The San Francisco Institute of Management Accountants is committed to helping its members towards all three of these goals.
Certified Management Accountant - The CMA designation recognizes one's knowledge and competence in the field of management accounting, and can be decisive factor in one's career.
Achieving the CMA is not easy. Starting in May 2010, candidates must past a comprehensive 2-part exam. Those seeking the CMA designation must first become an IMA member before they are eligible to take the CMA exam.
Benefits to SFIMA members include:
- Access to our CMA Study Group
- Discounts on Gleim CMA study guides
Professional Development - The SFIMA offers classes to help members enhance their professional skills and gain CMA-required continuing education credits:
- Microsoft Excel training - accounting and finance specific techniques
- Ethics in Accounting seminars
- Professional mixers - where SFIMA members meet socially
- Career seminars - for advice on jobs
- Board of Directors- leadership opportunites
Check www.imanet.org to learn about professional membership in the IMA. Those seeking the CMA designation must first become an IMA member before they are eligible to take the CMA exam. Then, IMA membership must be maintained in order to keep the CMA designation.
Other types of IMA membership are available for students, young professionals, educators, and others. Discounts may be available. Check the national IMA Membership web pages for details.