GREG BEDARD, MBA, CPA, CGMA
Director, Corporate Development / M&A
"The CGMA designation will allow me to express the skills I have developed while in business and industry – showcasing my ability as a management accountant, to move forward in higher-level roles where I add value to senior business leaders by providing strategic value. I see the CGMA credential as capturing the skills that will help me to achieve that recognition on a global scale."
ADRIAN CRONIN, ACMA, CGMA
Business Development Analyst
Bord Gais Networks
"As a CIMA member I see the new CGMA designation as an immensely positive step forward for all members. CIMA, in its partnering with the AICIPA, is raising the profile of management accountants in the United States which in turn will give greater exposure to the wider word. This will lead to greater recognition of management accountants by US companies."
FRANK McLEOD, JR., CPA, CGMA
Director, Financial Reporting & Accounting Policy
Acuity Brands, Inc
"There are other organisations that have credentials, but to have an actual global standard, like the CGMA designation, while working for an international company means a bit more. To be recognised when I go to our Spanish or UK location, and for someone to say, "Oh, you're CGMA? So am I." You don't get that right now, so to have a global certification that recognises what you've done in your career path would be invaluable. I think this is a great first step – a big first step."
ELIZABETH NILSEN, CPA, CGMA
West Yost Associates
"If you’re a management accountant, I can’t think of any reason why you would not earn the CGMA designation. It’s going to give you a lot of credence. Once the brand is established globally, it’s going to lend itself to letting the world know what you stand for, that you have the integrity, you have the ethics, you have the training and you have the capabilities to help -- help manage a business into the future."