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  • 1.  No jobs after CMA

    Posted 04-24-2024 01:27 AM
    Hi everyone, 

    I'm a 21 year old CMA. I'm from Bangalore, India. Even after clearing my CMA I'm not able to land in a good job. 

    I feel I'm not getting what I wanted even after putting all the efforts for clearing CMA. 
    All the jobs in IMA portal is for experienced people. 

    So what should I do now?
    Someone please guide me.

  • 2.  RE: No jobs after CMA

    Posted 04-24-2024 04:54 AM

    Dear Preetham,

    CMA/CA/ACCA all these are additional certification courses,they provide their certificate after we complete the course.They do not promise job in their C/O .

    But finance job market is well aware about these courses so they will give consideration if we are certified.

    Job requirements set by Employer even needed experience that is being posted in IMA site.

    But there will job offers for inexperienced professionals too 

    More over unemployment rate in country is very high now,that is also effecting

    I recommend to follow all the channel to find a job not just IMA and apply for all suitable vacancies ,accept almost suitable one Later By professional experience you can grow enough in you career. Hope you will get a good one very soon

    Best of luck


    Abdul Kunnam Padath

  • 3.  RE: No jobs after CMA

    Posted 04-25-2024 12:55 AM
    Dear all,

    Even if you are experienced also, CMA certification is less demanded in the industry. Right now I am looking for a job change. It is very difficult to find a job with a requirement of CMA designation. I had searched everywhere for IMA job portals, Linkedin, Naukri, Indeed & MNC's company websites. It does not give a positive result. 
    All the required qualifications I am seeing are CA/CPA. I think our institute needs to contribute to solve the issue. As per my knowledge the majority of companies aren't aware about CMA (Certified Management Accountant). We all are entered into the course because the course curriculum is quite challenging and professional. 
    After completing the two exams, and gaining required experience we are rewarded with CMA Certification. IMA Institute needs to take good actions to determine whether all candidates who are certified are placed for the job or not. 

    Congratulations to all who pass the exam.
    All the best to all who are going to attend the exam.



  • 4.  RE: No jobs after CMA

    Posted 04-26-2024 07:01 AM

    Hi All,

    Despite my experience, I've encountered similar challenges with the CMA certification. Currently in the midst of a job search, I've scoured various platforms-IMA job portals, LinkedIn, Naukri, Indeed, and even MNC company websites-with little success in finding opportunities that specifically require CMA designation. Instead, it seems like the market heavily favors candidates with CA/CPA qualifications.

    It's disheartening that despite the rigorous curriculum and professional nature of the CMA course, many companies remain unaware of its value. While completing the two exams and gaining requisite experience should ideally lead to CMA certification, the reality is far from promising. It's evident that the IMA Institute needs to take proactive steps to ensure that certified candidates are adequately placed in jobs.

    I share the sentiment that the CMA certification doesn't hold the same weight in the job market as CPA, CFA, or CA qualifications, despite how it's marketed. It's becoming increasingly clear that there's a gap between the perception and the reality of the demand for CMA-certified professionals. 

    Additionally, the issue extends beyond just the US market; even in the UAE, the CMA certification doesn't seem to carry much weight. It's disheartening to find that regardless of geographical location, the recognition and demand for CMA certification remain consistently low. It seems that across borders, the sentiment is the same-CA/CPA qualifications reign supreme, while CMAs are often overlooked.

    This underscores the broader issue that needs addressing by the IMA Institute. Simply obtaining the CMA designation shouldn't be a dead end in terms of career prospects. There's a pressing need for the institute to bridge the gap between certification and employability, ensuring that CMAs are valued and sought after in diverse global markets.

    Ajinkya Dhabe CMA

  • 5.  RE: No jobs after CMA

    Posted 04-26-2024 07:31 AM

    We can not compare CPA and CMA ,yes CPA has more value than CMA

    IMA do more campaign about CMA with companies, is a valid point you said and agreed.

    But in Middle east i see job opening for CMA certified candidate, Qualification required like CMA/ACCA/CPA or any equal 

    Actually we need to get a job after post graduation in finance ,coz that knowledge is enough to preform the accountant job in entry level later by training and experience we will be a good senior finance professional .But due to high unemployment rate in country we are unbale to find a job in this qualification easily( But few candidate gets).

    CA/CPA/CMA is not easy to pass as our post graduate program ,so pass rate will be less here ,so passed candidate get additional knowledge and certification. While companies post job qualification CMA then num