Best Practices

As CMAs you all have great leadership and strategic management tips, stories and experiences that we hope you share with your fellow members. The aim of this blog is to allow you to engage in meaningful dialogue with your peers. It is intended to be a place for you to ask questions, learn more and express any comments or concerns you may have.

We look forward to your feedback and hope that this resource will be helpful to you, as members.

BC’s Accountants Unite under Chartered Professional Accountant Designation

Vancouver, BC May 9, 2013 – The Chairs and CEOs of the Certified Management Accountants Society of BC (CMA BC) and the Certified General Accountants Association of BC (CGA-BC), and the President and CEO of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC (ICABC) have signed an agreement to pursue a merger. The three self-regulated accounting professions are working to unite [...]

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CMA Spotlight: Carolyn Rogers

Walking into the office of the Financial Institutions Commission (FICOM), British Columbia’s financial markets regulator, you expect talk of financial statements and regulation of markets. But you don’t expect to learn that the leader of the organization is a self-professed “huge sports fan,” who closely follows hockey and NFL football, skis, golfs, plays tennis and runs. But that’s how Carolyn [...]

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Accelerated Program for CMA members!

Do you need a refresher in concepts you learned in the CMA Accelerated Program?  Begining in Spring 2013, CMA BC will, once again, be offering the modules that make up the Accelerated Program to CMA members*. Whether you took the program a few years ago, and are looking for a refresher on a key topic area or the Accelerated Program [...]

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Nominate a CMA for Fellowship or Life Membership

Nominate a CMA for Fellowship (FCMA) or Life Membership. 2013 nominations close March 31, 2013.

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BC Merger Update: CGA-BC re-enters unification discussions

CGA-BC re-enters unification discussions with CMA BC and ICABC

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CMA BC responds to BC Budget 2013-14

Certified Management Accountants of BC commend government’s commitment to balancing the budget. CMA BC responds to the BC Budget 2013-14.

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CA + CMA

Have you spotted the new CA + CMA advertising campaign, introducing the new CPA education program? The advertising campaign is now appearing in newspapers, online, on campus and on transit. Here in British Columbia, the ads are encouraging prospects to visit the new recruitment-focused website bccpa.ca, to learn more about the program and sign up for an information session. Have [...]

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Hobbies: Fillers or strategic transferable pieces?

A Guest Blog post by Tanya Behrisch, SFU Co-op Coordinator Why do people put hobbies on their resumes? To fill up white space? To give the impression that they are more than two dimensional beings with boring little  routines outside the practical realms of career, status, love, and health? Or is there intrinsic value in pursuing something over the long [...]

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2012 Volunteers of the Year

CMA British Columbia thanks all members and students who generously give their time to help support the Society’s initiatives. After all, the best ambassadors for the CMA designation are the successful Certified Management Accountants who demonstrate through their work and volunteer hours the strategic leadership competencies integral to the CMA designation. This year, we honoured four CMAs who distinguished themselves [...]

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The importance of professional liability insurance

LMS PROLINK President, Derrick Leue, explains the importance of professional liability insurance and how the CMA Canada professional liability program provides a cost effective solution to cover CMA’s unique coverage needs. LMS has been a valued insurance partner to CMA members since 2005, providing them with a Professional Liability and Commercial Office Insurance Program. With 30 years in the industry, [...]

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