Compare and Contrast Accounting/Finance Certifications
THIS SHOULD BE NEWLY WRITTEN AND IN APA CITATION WITH A REFERENCE PAGE. NO MINIMUM PAGE REQUIREMENT, HOWEVER, BASED ON INFORMAITON BELOW IT SHOULD BE AT LEAST 2 PAGES OR MORE.
Choose two accounting industry certifications to research. THE TWO I CHOSE ARE CERTIFIED MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANT (CMA) AND THE OTHER IS CHARTERED FINANCIAL ANALYST (CFA).
Compare the requirements of the two certifications. Include at a minimum the below comparisons:
- Educational requirements
- Experience requirements
- Exam requirements
- Ethics requirements
- Membership requirements
- Topics covered by the exam (if one is required)
- Review/refresher courses available
- Ongoing requirements including continuing professional education (CPE), membership, etc.
Include in your evaluation a summary of your findings on the benefits of each certification and your opinion on which you would choose to pursue and why.