Every day, CGMA designation holders are making better business decisions for their organisations. They are visionaries, leaders and strategists — in the office and outside of it. Take a peek into the lives of a few CGMA designation holders who recently went through the CGMA Program, and have experienced firsthand both the rigor and the value of going through the Program.
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Nora Merriman, CPA, CGMA
Financial Analyst, Unum
“Thanks to the CGMA® Finance Leadership Program I have a greater understanding of financial concepts as well as general business knowledge.”
Sheila Barnes, CPA, CGMA
CFO, Maine Lobster Outlet LLC in York, ME
“I believe the CGMA designation reflects a skill set that businesses are looking for in their hiring. In achieving this designation, I believe that potential employers would be confident that I have mastery of these advanced skills.”
Susan Groover, CPA, CGMA
Associate Director - Revenue Accounting
“The CGMA Finance Leadership Program really pushed me to think about taking my knowledge one step further beyond just producing accurate financials.”
Amin A. Mohomed, CPA, CGMA
Technical Accounting Project Manager, NextEra Energy, Inc.
“The CGMA Finance Leadership Program is truly a global credential and gave me broader perspective into the world of management accounting.”
Lindsay Stevenson, CPA, CGMA
VP-Finance, 1st Financial Bank USA
“The CGMA Finance Leadership Program strengthens your skills as a CPA and expands your ability to service your clients, whether they are internal to the organization or external to your practice.”
Jeffrey Mitch, CPA, CGMA
Internal Audit Manager, AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS INC.
“The CGMA Finance Leadership Program is definitely something I would list as an accomplishment. I worked very hard through the self-study courses and preparing for this exam and I think it showcases the value I can bring to an organization.”
Hank Windhorst, CPA, CGMA
Financial Planning Consultant, Chick-fil-A Corporate
“The CGMA Finance Leadership Program is almost like a mini/drive-by MBA. It's tough to get ""in the weeds"" with any one area.”
Timm Bellazzini, CPA, CGMA
Partner, Sikich LLP
“The CGMA demonstrates our commitment to our clients, the profession, and continual learning. It demonstrates that we can help our clients address a variety of challenges, both domestically and internationally.”
Holly Rodillo Bernstein, CPA, CGMA
Director of Accounting, Assistant Controller at SoulCycle
“The CGMA is a test of practical knowledge from a finance and accounting professional’s perspective as a leader and innovator.”
Tim Russell, CPA, CGMA
Finance Director at Koch Equity Development
“I have gained an ability to think about things differently, to see the bigger picture, and to understand how all of the aspects of a business fit together.”