(MENAFN - Gulf Times) The Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA), in association with IMA Doha Chapter (G), has conducted the CMA P1 Free Bootcamp to facilitate Certified Management Accountant (CMA) students with the programme highlights.
Held at the Intercontinental Doha, the event aimed to update accountants on new CMA practices and prepare them to be at par with the changing dynamics, QFBA said in a statement.
With Asham al-Masri, CMA, CIA, CFE, CRMA, CCSA, as facilitator, the event kick-started with a brief info session about the CMA certificate, its contents, eligibility criteria, exam, and membership fees, among others. Al-Masri is the vice-president for Admin and Finance at the IMA Doha Chapter.
The second part of the event was moderated by Ahmed Mahmoud, CPA, CMA, CIA, ACMA, ACCA, CertiFR, ACCA CertIA, who facilitated a workshop about the CMA part one preparation for over seven hours.
Mahmoud is a professionally and globally-certified CA with a wide experience in accounting, auditing, financial management, financing consulting, and assurance services. He currently works as the head of accountants in one of the leading private entities with public interest in Qatar, managing more than 18 separate companies under its control.
Dr Mohamed al-Emadi, head, Sales and Marketing, QFBA, said: 'We are pleased to host this facilitation meet for our CMA students, in association with IMA Doha Chapter. This event offered the participants a sneak peek into the programme offerings and how can they enhance their professional skills by way of this course.
'We also provided our students some of the most effective exam tips to excel in their academic profile. At QFBA, we have been constantly challenging our students to stand the test of times and this course would steer their skillsets in the right direction to carve a great future for themselves and their
IMA- Doha Chapter president Moamen Omar Ali said, 'We take pride in joining hands with the academic institution of such a great repute. By coming together, we are not only moulding the mindsets of young financial professionals but also creating the bright future for the financial sector of Qatar.
'Our country has been witnessing interesting economic growth and we have the calibre to condition our young generation to spearhead this growth through right knowledge and academic insights and this course aims to do just that and more by precisely honing their skills and making them the most suited financial professionals in times to come.
Earning the CMA credential certifies that professionals have the skills needed to succeed at financial planning, analysis, control, decision support, and it also represents their commitment to professional ethics.
In addition to these basic skills, the CMA certification focuses on advanced skills such as budgeting, forecasting, and managing costs. All these are required to effectively evaluate investment opportunities and support strategic financial decisions based on solid analysis and sound ethics. Employers value the CMA because it drives long-term growth, representing comprehensive and thorough financial analysis, plus accurate financial reporting.
Being a CMA sends a clear message to the professional world and companies. It shows the mastery of advanced financial and accounting skills, a high-level of competency, and a serious commitment.
This makes the CMA essential for accounting and financial professionals. Earning the certification also opens the door to a worldwide elite professional network through the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) that connects more than 30,000 CMAs.
Leading employers selectively recruit CMAs to fill positions that require vital accounting and financial management skills from multinational corporations to private firms, academic institutions, and non-profit organisations.