What is FMAA and Who is it for

What is FMAA?

The Financial and Managerial Accounting Associate (FMAA) is a foundational certification designed to equip early-career professionals with essential accounting and finance knowledge and skills. FMAA was introduced by IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) and marks a significant addition to the accounting and finance sector.

Who should consider getting the FMAA certification?

The FMAA certification is an excellent starting point for individuals beginning their careers in accounting and finance. It provides a straightforward and effective way for those looking to demonstrate their business knowledge and make a strong impression on potential or current employers. Individuals who have management positions outside of accounting or finance may find that the skills covered in FMAA will help them gain the needed accounting and finance skills to take the next step in their career into higher levels of management. Mike DePrisco, IMA's president and CEO, emphasizes the growing need for foundational accounting knowledge in business and the FMAA's role in reducing entry barriers, welcoming individuals from various backgrounds and industries.

Why pursue the FMAA certification?

Pursuing the FMAA certification equips professionals with a globally relevant skill set in accounting and finance, enhancing their confidence and value to employers. This credential distinguishes early-career professionals, setting them apart as certified experts in their field. It offers a cost-effective and attainable path to gaining a competitive edge at the outset of one's career.

What are the FMAA eligibility requirements?

The FMAA certification stands out for its openness, requiring no prior qualifications from applicants. This welcoming policy enables a wide variety of business professionals to pursue the certification and start their careers in accounting and finance, regardless of their educational history and work experience, or learn foundational accounting and finance skills to help them advance in their career.

What is tested on the FMAA exam?

Candidates will be evaluated on five key areas in the FMAA exam, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of crucial accounting and finance concepts:

  • 25% General Accounting and Financial Management
  • 25% Financial Statement Preparation and Analysis
  • 20% Planning and Budgeting
  • 20% Cost Management and Performance Metrics
  • 10% Professional Ethics

Click here to download the Learning Outcome Statements (LOS) for the FMAA Exam.

What is the FMAA exam format?

The two-hour exam consists of 80 multiple-choice questions. The examination structure is designed to assess a candidate's proficiency in the core areas of accounting and finance.

How long does it take to study for the FMAA exam?

It is recommended that candidates allocate approximately 75 hours to prepare for the FMAA exam.

How much does the FMAA exam cost?

The total cost has two components:

  • FMAA Exam Registration: $299*
  • HOCK FMAA Study Materials Subscription: $49 per month, or $149 for 1 year

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Where and when do I take the FMAA exam?

The exams will be conducted globally at Prometric testing centers, with the next testing window in June 2024.

How do I start studying for the FMAA exam?

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