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Provided by James R. Martin, Ph.D., CMA
Professor Emeritus, University of South Florida

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Citation: Martin, J. R. Not dated. Accounting Certifications. Management And Accounting Web. http://maaw.info/AccountingCertifications.htm

Organizations, Certifications and Links

Accreditation Council for Accountancy and Taxation (ICAT)

The ACAT page includes links to the following:
ABA - Accredited Business Accountant
ATA - Accredited Tax Advisor
ATP - Accredited Tax Preparer
ARA - Accredited Retirement Advisor

American College of Forensic Examiners

CrFA - Certified Forensic Accountant

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

CPA - Certified Public Accountant

Specialty Certifications for CPA's include the following:

ABV - Accredited in Business Valuation
CFF - Certified in Financial Forensics
CITP - Certified Information Technology Professional
CGMA - Chartered Global Management Accountant
PFS - Personal Financial Specialist

American Payroll Association

CPP - Certified Payroll Professional

American Society for Quality

CBA - Certified Biomedical Auditor

American Society of Appraisers

ASA - Accredited Senior Appraiser

American Society of Military Comptrollers

CDFM - Certified Defense Financial Manager

Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist

CAMS - Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

CFE - Certified Fraud Examiner

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

CCA - Chartered Certified Accountant
CERTIA - Certificate in International Auditing
CERTIFR - Certificate in International Financial Reporting
DIPIFR - Diploma in International Financial Reporting

Association of Financial Professionals

CTP - Certified Treasury Professional
FP&A - Certified Financial Planning & Analysis Professional

Association of Government Accountants

CGFM - Certified Government Financial Manager

Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors

CIRA - Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor

Association of Professionals in Business Management

CABM - Certified Associate Business Manager
CBM - Certified Business Manager

Bank Administration Institute

CBA - Certified Bank Auditor
CRP - Certified Risk Professional
AMLP - Anti-Money Laundering Professional Certification

Board of Environmental Health & Safety Auditing

CPEA - Certified Professional Environmental Auditor

Chartered Financial Analyst Institute

CFA - Chartered Financial Analyst
CIPM - Certificate in Investment Performance
CIC - Claritas Investment Certificate

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards

CFP - Certified Financial Planner

Forensic CPA Society

FCPA - Forensic CPA Certification

Government Finance Officers Association

CPFO - Certified Public Finance Officer

Healthcare Financial Management Association

CHFP - Certified Healthcare Financial Professional

Information Systems Audit Control Association

CISA - Certified Information Systems Auditor
CISM - Certified Information Systems Manager
CGEIT - Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT
CRISC - Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control

Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts

CDFA - Certified Divorce Financial Analyst

Institute of Certified Construction Industry Financial Professionals

CCIFP - Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional

Institute of Internal Auditors

CIA - Certified Internal Auditor
CGAP - Certified Government Auditing Professional
CFSA - Certified Financial Services Auditor
CCSA - Certification in Control Self-Assessment
CRMA - Certification in Risk Management Assurance

Institute of Management Accountants

CMA - Certified Management Accountant

Internal Revenue Service

EA - Enrolled Agent

Investment Training and Consulting Institute

CIDA - Certified Investments and Derivatives Auditor

National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts

CVA - Certified Valuation Analyst
AVA - Accredited Valuation Analyst
ABAR - Accredited in Business Appraisal Review
MAFF - Master Analyst in Financial Forensics - Formerly CFFA - Certified Forensic Financial Analyst

National Association of Certified Public Bookkeepers

CPB - Certified Public Bookkeeper

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Articles and links related to Digital Badges:

Pope, K. R. 2015. Overhauling ethics education: Engaging students digitally will give them a better learning experience and will help them remember the lessons throughout their careers. Strategic Finance (August): 40-47. (Recommends adopting a multimedia learning approach, integrating digital badging, promoting social learning, and incorporating microlearning platforms. For more on digital badges see Alliance for Excellent Education: Expanding education and workforce opportunities through digital badges and DigitalBadges.pdf).

Stone, E. 2015. Digital badges: A hot career booster. Strategic Finance (June): 19-20. (According to Stone a recognized credentialing organization issues digital badges and those who receive them can post their digital badges on LinkedIn using a procedure provided in LinkedIn's help section. For example, IMA issues digital badges to members in the IMA leadership recognition program (http://bit.ly/1EjJIT4), and to students in the new IMA Accounting Honor Society program (http://www.imanet.org/iahs). For more on digital badges see Mozilla wiki - Badges at https://wiki.mozilla.org/Badges).

Related summaries:

Brausch, J. M. and D. Whitney. 2009. CMA: The quest for increasing value. Strategic Finance (December): 9-10, 12. (Summary).

Hargadon, J. M. and L. R. Fuller. 2010. Take less - and earn more. Strategic Finance (March): 47-53. (Note).

Krippel, G. L. and S. Mitchell. 2011. What's your CMA worth? We show you how to estimate the lifetime value of the certification. Strategic Finance (November): 41-47. (Note).

Krippel, G. L., J. Moody and S. Mitchell. 2016. CPA credential delivers high value. Journal of Accountancy (May): 32-36. (Summary).

Martin, J. R. Not dated. Accounting Job Boards. Management And Accounting Web. http://maaw.info/AccountingJobBoards.htm

Martin, J. R. Not dated. Training programs for accounting graduates. Management And Accounting Web http://maaw.info/TrainingPrograms.htm

Schiffel, L., K. A. Smith and D. L. Schroeder. 2011. IMA 2010 salary survey: How's that recovery workin' for you? Strategic Finance (June): 26-46. (Summary).