Saturday, August 1, 2009

Certified Management Accounting (C.M.A.) Entrance Exam

So back in June I wrote the CMA Entrance Exam. I was thinking about bettering my career given all the recession and no jobs.

Now I have been out of school since 2003, so to suddenly get back into it was tough to say the least. I started the prep course 2 months before the Exam itself and considered postponing the exam a few times because I didn't think I was ready.

My prep class instructor pushed me and told me to write the exam. So June 16, 2009 came and I was at Exhibition Place in downtown Toronto writing the exam.

I came out of the Exam thinking discouraged and thinking about what my study strategy is going to be when I am forced to write the exam again in October. The marking process took 6 weeks and they were 6 LONG weeks.

So I woke up to an email from my instructor saying the marks were now posted. I must say, I was very nervous while checking the marks but was pleasantly surprised to see a "Pass - Congratulations" listed.

The whole experience is really nerve racking. Just wanting to do well, while keeping your cool. Just a tough experience.

Now I'm on my way to starting the Strategic Leadership Program in Fall. My main quest however, is finding a job now. So if you have any leads, send them my way!

Until next time...


  1. did you end up finding that job? I'm planning on starting SLP in the fall as well, but not sure where to start in terms of looking for work. Any advice?

  2. I'm writing the exam in June 2011. And from what i asked from my manager, a junior role is planned for the EE. But when you do pass the EE, the expected role would be an intermediate. That way you get exposure to management and financial reporting as well. Im currently in the junior role and probably will start looking for an opportunity to move up as well to get experience i need to pass the SLP. But i hope i pass the EE first!

    1. Hello...

      Nice information. The CMA, designation adds credibility to the accountant's abilities. Many accounting professionals who pursue the CMA choose to study and acquire the CMA on their own. Thanks a lot..