People and leadership skills

Competency and Learning

The AICPA l CIMA Competency and Learning website is a professional learning and development experience built for CGMA designation holders.

Sponsored report: Joining the dots

Quality decision-making has never been more critical or more difficult. Senior finance leaders are striving to position their organizations to thrive in the short-, medium- and long-term, but they’re having to do so in a volatile, uncertain operating environment. According to a survey of 300 C-suite executives at major global

Balance, flexibility and success: A CGMA perspective

Amy Vetter, CPA, CITP, CGMA, is global vice president for education and learning and head of accounting for Xero, a cloud-based accounting software provider. She oversees employees across the globe and travels extensively, meeting with customers and speaking at conferences. She is married and has two school-age children. She also

Mastering the language of business: A CGMA's perspective

Hubert Glover’s evolutionary path, like his favorite animal the giraffe, lent him the ability to attain entrepreneurial heights out of reach to others who may only possess the technical skills of an accounting education.

Salsa, scenery, and the CGMA

Bikram Sachdeva loves salsa and bachata dancing. You might also find him capturing landscapes, skyscapes, and nature scenes with his camera during travels to Senegal, Ghana, Tanzania, Mongolia, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Jordan—countries where he’s monitored over $ 1.5 billion portfolio of projects.

Passion for performance: A CGMA’s perspective

Lindsey Branston, CPA, CGMA, is director of financial operations for the 70,000-member BMW Car Club of America and director of finance for the club’s charitable foundation in Greenville, S.C.

Lifelong learning and leadership: A CFO perspective

From humble beginnings, Yousef Awwad, CPA, CGMA, worked hard and committed himself to education. Today, he is CFO of Portland Public Schools in Oregon, managing an annual operating budget approaching 1.2 billion.

Management Accounting for a healthy bottom line

Shan Staka lives half a world away from the Albanian farm where he grew up, but it's very present in his life. Respect for creatures big and small is a guiding principle for Staka, a CPA, CGMA and CFO at Western Foods.

Member profile: Rebecca McNeil, CPA, CGMA

Right and left brain play together wonderfully in Rebecca McNeil's life. The CPA, CGMA and CFO of The Arts Finance Cohort in Pittsburgh plays clarinet - in a community band, woodwind ensemble and folk group.