Hello, my name is Stephanie, and I am the author of How to Pass The CPA Exam (published by Wiley) and the publisher of several accounting professional exam prep sites.
After a few years in investment banking at Morgan Stanley, I went to work for my client in their Finance Department specializing in internal corporate finance. It was apparent that all senior guys in the department have a CPA qualification, and I figured I better get mine some day, soon. I went ahead to register and study for the CPA exam diligently every weekend and got the CPA certificate within 9 months.
Having said that, it has never been my intention to work as a certified “public” accountant. After 5 years in the internal corporate finance I went to work as director of strategic planning in a global bank. I am currently running my own series of accounting and finance career websites on exam preparation, resume preparation and job hunting.
Although CPA is still more prestigious, CMA is getting traction and in my opinion a more suitable certification for non-public accountants.
I also find the topics on how to manage, operate and strategize a business more interesting than the relative theoretical subjects covered in the CPA exam syllabus.
Guess You are Interested in Management Accounting?
Some of you are working in corporate accounting and others are exploring the opportunities. In any case, if you visit my site, you are at least interested in management accounting and the CMA exam.
CMA Exam is the Necessary Evil
Taking the CMA exam isn’t the end game; it is the necessary evil in your path towards a successful accounting career in the corporate world. Therefore, our goal is to pass the CMA exam in the simplest, fastest, and the most efficient way possible.
You will find two types of articles on this site. The first being the basic facts, such as registration process, exam dates, location and so on. They are all listed on my frequently asked questions page.
The second, which is more important, is the tips on how to nail this exam.
Don’t Miss My Tips Pages
The most important page on my site, if you were to ask me, is the CMA review course comparison. Getting the most suitable course is extremely important for your passing success. You’ll see that I list out the pros and cons for each, but my general recommendation is Gleim CMA review, and I explain why on a page dedicated to this excellent review course.
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