Since last decade, profession of management accounting expanded strongly in Saudi Arabian market. Organizations realized the potential that only Management Accountants can deliver in contrast to other certified professionals.
Hard work supported by a rigorous and challenging professional education program from Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) of USA has become an undisputed standard of recognition of competency and resulted in demand for CMA qualified members in job market.
By the Grace of Allah, Saudi Arabia has shown remarkable economic and political stability making it a much-desired destination for job seekers throughout the world. Despite of challenges our industries are expanding at a sustainable rate creating on-going need for qualified professionals in all fields – of course, management accounting is no different.
Gone are the days when a simple graduation was enough to land someone in key position. Business norms and rules of the game have significantly changed over time, growth and competition in job market witnessed employers preferring candidates with recognized professional certification in addition to good academic background.
I always encourage students and career starters, be of any specialization and profession, to go an extra mile and obtain critically recognized certification in their respective profession. Those see their future as CFOs or Finance Directors are highly encouraged to join CMA program from IMA.
Apart from job market, our Board of IMA’s Riyadh Chapter has also grown from only few to 11 (eleven) directors who are dedicated professionals ready to serve our ever growing community of CMA professionals. In my opinion, this is only the beginning and we are just getting started, many challenges and a journey of thousand miles wait ahead of us.
Lastly, as President of Riyadh Chapter, I look forward to engage all IMA Riyadh members with us and to welcome you in our time-to-time free of cost professional seminars, educational events and most important encourage you to obtain prestigious CMA certification.
Hassan Abdulrahman Al Bahes
President of IMA Riyadh Chapter