An accreditation conferred by the Institute of Management Accountants that indicates the designee has passed an examination and attained certain levels of education and experience in the practice of accounting in the private sector.
Title bestowed by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) on persons meeting certain basic requirements, principally an examination covering economic theory, financial management, cost accounting, etc.
Certified professional accountants specializing in management accounting. This certification is accorded to professionals who have passed a stipulated examination, met the educational pre-requisitions and demonstrated their competency through experience acquired.
In the United States, the profession of accounting includes the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation. A CMA is granted a certificate from the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), provided that the candidate passed a rigorous examination of four parts, and met educational and practical experience requirements. Due to the non-statutory status in United States, a CMA generally provides their services directly to their employers rather than to the public.