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What is Certified Management Accountant:

IMA's CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) certification is a professional certification credential in the management accounting and financial management fields. The CMA® credential is your key to greater career potential. Pursue the CMA® and demonstrate your mastery of the critical accounting and financial management skills needed on the job today. CMA® professionals earn the credential through work experience, a rigorous two-part exam, and continuing education.

Why Certified Management Accountant is important?

For more than 40 years, the CMA®(Certified Management Accountant) certification has been the global benchmark for management accountants and financial professionals. Why? Because CMAs can explain the "why" behind numbers, not just the "what." And that can give you greater credibility, higher earning potential, and ultimately a seat at the leadership table.

Why is Quadra Plus Different?

Expert Trainers

QuadraPlus trainers are industry experts with hand on experience and practical knowledge, thus making them most sought-after trainers in UAE.

KHDA Approved

QuadraPlus is licensed under KHDA to provide professional and management training in Dubai and thus all our courses are approved by KHDA.

Free Replacment Classes

QuadraPlus assures candidates to repeat the course partly if any portion of the course is not clear to the candidates or he/she has missed the classes for any reasons.

Small Batches

QuadraPlus limit it batch size to 15 candidates per batch in order to assures a proper attention to individual candidates and a fruitful communication between trainer and the candidates.

COURSE OUTLINE

Course Content:
Part-1 - Financial Reporting, Planning, Performance, and Control

A. External Financial Reporting Decisions (15%) (Level C)
Preparation of financial statements: balance sheet, income statement, statement of changes in equity, statement of cash flows; valuation of assets and liabilities; operating and capital leases; impact of equity transactions; revenue recognition; income measurement; major differences between U.S. GAAP and IFRS.

B. Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting (30%) (Level C)
Strategic planning process; budgeting concepts; annual profit plans and supporting schedules; types of budgets, including activity-based budgeting, project budgeting, flexible budgeting; toplevel planning and analysis; and forecasting, including quantitative methods such as regression and learning curve analysis.

C. Performance Management (20%) (Level C)
Factors to be analyzed for control and performance evaluation including revenues, costs, profits, and investment in assets; variance analysis based on flexible budgets and standard costs; responsibility accounting for revenue, cost, contribution and profit centers; key performance indicators; and balanced scorecard.

D. Cost Management (20%) (Level C)
Cost concepts, flows and terminology; alternative cost objectives; cost measurement concepts; cost accumulation systems including job order costing, process costing, and activity-based costing; overhead cost allocation; supply chain management and business process performance topics such as lean manufacturing, ERP, theory of constraints, value chain analysis, ABM, continuous improvement and efficient accounting processes.

E. Internal Controls (15%) (Level C)
Corporate governance; internal control risk; internal control environment, procedures, and standards; responsibility and authority for internal auditing; types of audits; assessing the adequacy of the accounting information system controls; and business continuity planning.

Part-2 - Financial Decision Making

A. Financial Statement Analysis (25%) (Level C)
Calculation and interpretation of financial ratios; evaluate performance utilizing multiple ratios; market value vs. book value; profitability analysis; analytical issues including impact of foreign operations, effects of changing prices and inflation, off- balance sheet financing, and earnings quality.

B. Corporate Finance (20%) (Level C)
Types of risk; including credit, foreign exchange, interest rate, market, and political risk; capital instruments for long-term financing; initial and secondary public offerings; dividend policy; cost of capital; working capital management; raising capital; managing and financing working capital; mergers and acquisitions; and international finance.

C. Decision Analysis (20%) (Level C)
Relevant data concepts; cost-volume-profit analysis; marginal analysis; make vs. buy decisions; income tax implications for operational decision analysis; pricing methodologies including market comparable, cost-based and value-based approaches.

D. Risk Management (10%) (Level C)
Types of risk including business, hazard, financial, operational, strategic, legal compliance and political risk; risk mitigation; risk management; risk analysis; and ERM.

E. Investment Decisions (15%) (Level C)
Cash flow estimates; discounted cash flow concepts; net present value; internal rate of return, discounted payback; payback; income tax implications for investment decisions; risk analysis; and real options.

F. Professional Ethics (10%) (Level C)
Ethical considerations for management accounting professionals and for the organization.

OTHER DETAILS

Eligibility requirements:

• Bachelor degree from a accredited college or University.
• Two years of work experience in the management accounting or financial management.

CMA Examination:
Part 1: Financial Reporting, Planning, Performance, and Control (4 hours – 100 multiple choice questions and two 30-minute essay questions)
Part 2: Financial Decision Making (4 hours – 100 multiple-choice questions and two 30-minute essay questions)

Course Outcome:
Upon completion of the course candidates shall be able to understand and apply concepts of management accounts. In summary following would be the outcome of the course:
Part-1 - Financial Reporting, Planning, Performance, and Control
• Prepare Financial Statement
• Prepare Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting
• Conduct Performance Management
• Manage Costs
• Perform Internal Controls
Part-2 - Financial Decision Making
• Analyze financial statement
• Analyze Corporate Finance
• Perform Decision Analysis
• Conduct Risk Management
• Analyze Investment Decisions
• Understand Professional Ethics

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