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Welcome to The CMA Show! In every episode we go inside the minds of the most successful Management Accountants i.e. CFOs, Corporate Controllers, VPs of Finance so you can learn how to move up the ranks just like they did. You'll learn the aha moments that led them to where they are today, lessons learned along their career trajectory, and how you can replicate their success. The show is sponsored by CMA Exam Academy, the instructor-led prep course helping professionals around the world pass ...
 
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Ransomware is on the rise. Organisations of all sizes are at risk, and finance departments are at the forefront of identifying and mitigating ransomware risks. However, that diligence comes with its own challenges. To help organisations identify the growing risks and cost of ransomware, we talk with Gerry Glombicki, CPA, director with Fitch Ratings…
 
Finance’s role is evolving rapidly, which means the skills needed by finance professionals are changing. A recent FM Q&A series with finance leaders from around the world provided insight on skills that matter most. Hear this conversation with Alexis See Tho, an FM associate editor, and Barry Payne, the Association’s director of external relations …
 
Kuldeep Kaur, ACMA, CGMA, England Hockey’s finance and administration director, explains how scenario planning, data-led decision-making, and effective communication combined to lead the sport during the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting Olympic Games scheduling uncertainty. What you’ll learn from this episode: An explanation of England Hockey’s …
 
In today's episode, I had the pleasure of interviewing Nick Buscemi. Nick shares his exam journey, career trajectory and what he looks for when he hires accountants to join his team. We also talk about how to be strategic when it comes to test prep and planning out your exam day, plus much more! Get ready for another value-packed episode. Click pla…
 
When finance and accounting professionals think about ESG, it shouldn’t be limited to churning out sustainability reports. To enable real change in a company’s impact on environmental, social, and governance issues, they need to be part and parcel of long-term strategy. But how can that be done? In this episode, we hear from Michael Bueker, senior …
 
In today's episode, I'll go over the best speed reading techniques to help you study faster and help you ace your exam as well. Speed Reading isn't talked much about in the test prep world but it's a superpower for those who invest time in nurturing this skill. Click play and let the learning begin! ---------- RESOURCES & LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EP…
 
Sustainability has become a prominent topic of discussion in business, but it can mean different things to different people. Jeffrey Hales, Ph.D., professor of accounting at the University of Texas at Austin and chairman of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), explains what it means to management accountants. As SASB chair, Hales h…
 
In today's episode, my guest is Reetu Narain. Reetu holds the CMA designation and shares how she achieved her designation, why and how she moved to the United States, how to succeed in the profession and much more! Hit play to listen in. ---------------- DOWNLOAD FREE EXAM CHEAT SHEET: https://cmaexamacademy.com/secret/ ACCESS CMA EXAM ACADEMY TODA…
 
Jame DiBiasio, financial journalist and author of Cowries to Crypto: The History of Money, Currency, and Wealth, describes the long history of money, what the shift from Internet 1.0 to 2.0 means for trading large illiquid assets, and considerations for companies when dealing with bitcoin. He looks to a fintech future of wearable and implanted tech…
 
In today's episode, I had the pleasure of interviewing Kevin Arvisais, CMA, MBA. Kevin shares his experiencing studying for the CMA exam, how he was able to remain focused, and so much more. You won't want to miss this episode. ---------------- DOWNLOAD FREE EXAM CHEAT SHEET: https://cmaexamacademy.com/secret/ ACCESS CMA EXAM ACADEMY TODAY: http://…
 
In today's episode, Cecilia Leung, CPA shares her life's journey as an accountant, entrepreneur and author. You'll learn how to figure out which area in accounting/finance to work in, which character trait is the most important when applying for a new job, how to find opportunities to travel as an accountant and much more. Cecilia is the author of …
 
Building trust has always been important in business, and COVID-19 has served to highlight it, according to leadership and workplace culture expert Liz Lugt. In this interview, Lugt sets out the elements of “vulnerability-based trust” and how finance leaders can focus on being effective rather than only efficient. Lugt is speaking at the upcoming A…
 
Governments around the world are tightening anti-money laundering regulations and increasing noncompliance penalties. Management accountants are at the frontlines of money laundering risk. In this FM podcast episode, Matthew Russell, a London-based financial crime partner at PwC, discusses how finance professionals can address the changing anti-mon…
 
In this episode, I have the pleasure of interviewing Andrew Wright. Andrew shares his journey as a professional musician turned entrepreneur, and how the CMA impacted his career in a positive way. Andrew also shares his extensive knowledge in cybersecurity and what management accountants can do to make their systems more secure. Andrew dives into h…
 
Alnoor Bhimani, Ph.D., professor of management accounting at the London School of Economics, thinks the finance and accounting profession has yet to fully understand the sweeping implications of today’s digitalised business models and operations. In this episode of the FM magazine podcast, he shares key findings from his new book, Accounting Disrup…
 
CIMA Member in Practice Fiona Bevan, ACMA, CGMA, describes recent trends in the UK SME sector and how her company, Bevan Financial Management Ltd, adapted to the COVID-19 crisis. She offers advice for SMEs — and larger businesses — on effective customer feedback and how businesses can improve and speed up their decision-making without losing contro…
 
In this episode, I have the pleasure of interviewing Sidharth Dhunna. Sidharth is a CMA living in San Francisco, CA. He shares his experience about the exams, why he chose the CMA over the CPA, great career advice and how to finish your test prep fast. Sidharth shares so many golden nuggets throughout the episode. You won't want to miss it. RESOURC…
 
Would you like to practice your CMA exam at Prometric instead of at home? Now you can! Stress and anxiety on exam day can debilitate many candidates. The biggest reason is that they’ve never taken a Prometric CMA exam before. The unknown creates a lot of unnecessary test anxiety. I get, you’ve taken many CMA practice tests at home, but nothing beat…
 
The IMA has released the 2020 annual salary survey and thought it'd be great to share some of the highlights with you in this episode. As a CMA Coach who’s helped thousands successfully go through a Certified Management Accountant exam prep, I know exactly the best CMA exam secrets to bring you exam success. RESOURCES & LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS VIDE…
 
Amy Radin, who serves on the board of directors of the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, wrote an article in the December 2020 issue of FM with the headline “How CFOs Can Enable Innovation Now”. Radin is an author, adviser, and former corporate innovation executive, so she has keen insight into the topic, including ho…
 
In today's episode, let's dive into an analysis of the CMA certification and compare it to the CPA license. Both are fantastic accounting designations but oftentimes professionals don't know which one to choose. The intent of this episode is to help clarify questions and doubts and help you choose the certification that aligns with your career obje…
 
Are you curious to know more about IMA's scholarship program? Are you eligible for it? I answer these questions and more in today's episode. As a CMA Coach who’s helped thousands successfully go through a Certified Management Accountant exam prep, I know exactly the best CMA exam secrets to bring you exam success. RESOURCES & LINKS MENTIONED IN THI…
 
Jeremy Hawkins, senior European economist at Econoday, provides an overview of the UK and Europe’s economic landscape two months on from the signing of the UK-EU post-Brexit trade deal and a year from the start of the coronavirus pandemic. He highlights the sectors likely to bounce back more rapidly and those that could struggle to regain lost grou…
 
It's confession time! I'm going to share my 8 biggest test prep mistakes so you can avoid them. I want you to accelerate your learning and success and that's why I'm sharing these mistakes with you in this episode. As a CMA Coach who’s helped thousands successfully go through a Certified Management Accountant exam prep, I know exactly the best CMA …
 
Rhymer Rigby shared advice for how to deal with co-workers’ annoying habits and how to succeed in remote meetings in previous FM podcasts. This episode is the conclusion of a three-part conversation with Rigby, a regular career contributor to FM. He responds to questions about how career management has changed since the onset of COVID-19, how recru…
 
Over the years, I've heard it all in terms of mistakes candidates make studying for their exam. In today's episode, I'll share the ones that I see often to help you avoid them. I want to help you succeed and pass your CMA exam on your first attempt. As a CMA Coach who’s helped thousands successfully go through a Certified Management Accountant exam…
 
If you want to become a CMA, kicking procrastination to the curb is key. In this episode, I’ll show you 10 ways to stop procrastination to help you study and take your CMA exam. As a CMA Coach who’s helped thousands successfully go through a Certified Management Accountant exam prep, I know exactly the best CMA exam secrets to bring you exam succes…
 
CIMA President Nick Jackson, FCMA, CGMA, says finance leaders have a fundamental role in building resilience -- both for themselves and their teams. They also need to invest to ensure employees are equipped with the right tools and have access to the right data to do their job effectively. What you’ll learn from this episode: The meaning of “resili…
 
I felt it was necessary to record an episode to help candidates looking to retake the CMA exam. As a CMA Coach who’s helped thousands successfully go through a Certified Management Accountant exam prep, I know exactly the best CMA exam secrets to bring you exam success. RESOURCES & LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS VIDEO: 👉 Get a free copy of my CMA exam sec…
 
Wonder how hard the CMA exam is? In this episode, I'll go over the CMA exam difficulty level and the skills you need to develop to succeed. As a CMA Coach who’s helped thousands successfully go through a Certified Management Accountant exam prep, I know exactly the best CMA exam secrets to bring you exam success. RESOURCES & LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS…
 
At the end of 2020, Rhymer Rigby addressed how workers could deal with some of their colleagues’ annoying habits. In 2021, discussion of remote-work relationships continues with Rigby, a regular FM magazine contributor and the author of the book The Careerist: Over 100 Ways to Get Ahead at Work. In this episode, Rigby is prompted to revisit a comme…
 
Ringing in the new year with a brand new episode going over changes to the CMA exam in 2021 and actionable advice to set you up for exam and career success! As a CMA Coach who’s helped thousands successfully go through a Certified Management Accountant exam prep, I know exactly the best CMA exam secrets to bring you exam success. RESOURCES & LINKS …
 
CMA Exam Secrets REVEALED // In order to pass your CMA exam, I’ve got CMA exam secrets and CMA exam tips for you today. Your CMA exam preparation is the most important but using my best CMA exam secrets, you will learn how to pass the CMA exam. As a CMA Coach who’s helped thousands successfully go through a Certified Management Accountant exam prep…
 
Are you looking for the best CMA exam time management tips? Look no further! To pass your CMA exam, you’ll need to arm yourself with the best CMA exam tips and exam time management tips. Time management for the CMA exam is key. There’s no question about it. if you can manage your time wisely, you will pass the CMA exam Part 1 and CMA exam Part 2 on…
 
For some of us, pet peeves or complaints regarding co-workers have been diminished or taken away by COVID-19 and remote work. But the new remote realm has created more ways in which others get under our skin, even from a distance. Career expert Rhymer Rigby shares more on the quibbles we have with colleagues and how to resolve them in the first of …
 
CMA Accounting Jobs: 6-FIGURE SALARY // Are you a newly minted Certified Management Accountant and wonder what the CMA jobs opportunities look like, or perhaps how high the CMA accounting salary goes? Finding 6-figure CMA jobs in the USA can be challenging. This is why I’ve created a weekly newsletter called CMA Dream Jobs, and it’s totally free. A…
 
CMA Accounting Exam Prep 2021 // As we get close to the end of the year, most candidates are beginning to plan their CMA exam for 2021. They are now wondering how to become a CMA 2021. There’s a lot that goes into planning a successful CMA exam prep 2021, so I’ll help you out in today’s episode. First, you need to make sure you use CMA study materi…
 
Rebecca McCaffry, FCMA, CGMA, associate technical director–Research & Development, Management Accounting at the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, is author of the recent CGMA report, The Power of People: Business Relationships in Difficult Times (CIMA member login required). She describes in this episode how managemen…
 
CMA Study TIPS and TRICKS to PASS YOUR EXAM // Are you looking for CMA study tips and CMA study tricks? Look no further! You’ll be able to pass the CMA exam on your first attempt if you apply what you’ll learn in today’s episode. As your CMA Coach, I’ll help you earn your Certified Management Accountant designation. If you’re wondering how to pass …
 
When shopping for vegetables, do you look for “aubergine” or “eggplant”? What you say depends on where you learned English. US copy editor Pam Nelson and UK writer Samantha White discuss the rise of “awesome”, why some seemingly simple words have different pronunciations in the UK and US, and more. What you’ll learn from this episode: How English s…
 
CMA Study Plan for Working Professionals // If you’re considering taking the Certified Management Accountant exam, you will need a CMA study plan at a minimum. Studying for the CMA exam is not easy, but not impossible either. I’ve been a CMA Coach for over 7 years helping thousands of candidates develop a CMA study strategy and a CMA study plan for…
 
COVID-19 has reinforced the importance of adaptability for Jo Hunter, ACMA, CGMA. She has been living that lesson for much of 2020. Hunter works part time in a finance role with GlaxoSmithKline. She also plays forward for Great Britain’s national team in field hockey. Team GB is the reigning Olympic champion from 2016, but its quest to win a second…
 
Even without the disruption of COVID-19, budgeting and forecasting for the year ahead are challenging tasks requiring months of back-and-forth negotiations between departments and senior management. Prabhu Sivabalan, professor of accounting at the UTS Business School in Sydney, who has spent years researching budgeting, talks about the problem with…
 
CIMA President Nick Jackson, FCMA, CGMA, is a strong advocate for responsible business. The theme for his presidential year is “responsible financial leadership”, and in this episode he shares how businesses can go beyond shareholder considerations and adopt a sustainable, multi-stakeholder approach to value creation. What you’ll learn from this ep…
 
In this interview recorded before COVID-19 had fully taken hold, Heather Baxter, ACMA, CGMA, administrative director at the Royal Ballet in London, describes the company’s funding model and complex multi-season budgeting process. She also gives advice for management accountants on developing careers in the arts that are interesting if sometimes non…
 
During this live Q&A episode, you'll learn when to expect your CMA exam score to be released by. I know first hand how nerve-racking it can be to sit there and wait not knowing when to expect your CMA exam score so that's why I'm tackling this question today. Plus, I'll answer all YOUR questions so get ready for a value-packed hour with your CMA Co…
 
During this live Q&A episode, I'll share the one thing that you should think about if you want to pass the CMA exam on your first try. It's often overlooked but it's key to your exam success and become a Certifed Management Accountant. Plus, I'll answer all YOUR questions so get ready for a value-packed hour with your CMA Coach. Over 37,000 candida…
 
The remote work revolution has been accelerated dramatically as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. How our work environments look in the next year remains unsettled, but some changes are already evident. Career expert and author Rhymer Rigby, a regular contributor to FM, offers advice for workers who no longer commute to an office, wonders why v…
 
During this live Q&A episode, I'll show you how to choose the best CMA review course to help you pass your exam the first time. Plus, I'll answer all YOUR questions so get ready for a value-packed hour with your CMA Coach. Over 37,000 candidates worldwide have sought my guidance and help to earn their CMA certification, and I'm happy to do the same…
 
During this live Q&A episode, you'll learn what the CMA exam is like on exam day and also how it's structured. Plus, I'll answer all YOUR questions so get ready for a value-packed hour with your CMA Coach. Over 37,000 candidates worldwide have sought my guidance and help to earn their CMA certification, and I'm happy to do the same for you during t…
 
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