CMA magazine spring issue now online

Learn how ethics affects financial performance and review the new CPA Competency Map

TORONTO, March 5, 2013 /CNW/ - The March/April issue of CMA magazine is now online at The spring issue examines ethics and corresponding responsive shifts in the business world. Published by CMA Canada1, CMA magazine is the go-to read for accountants and business professionals interested in the latest trends in accounting, management and strategy.

"There's a strong link between ethical and financial performance," says Mara Gulens, CMA magazine's editor-in-chief. "Ethical trailblazers offer a better way to harness numbers to create a good future. Studies show that the better way pays off."

Highlighted features in this issue of CMA magazine include the anticipated Spring Conference Calendar and an article on the importance of intangible assets in Secret Formula. And in an analysis of ethics, Held to Account showcases the positive effects ethical standards have on financial importance.

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About CMA Canada
With 50,000 members around the world, CMA Canada grants a professional designation in strategic management accounting® and is responsible for standards-setting, accreditation, and the continuing professional development of Certified Management Accountants (CMAs). CMAs provide an integrating perspective to business decision-making, applying a unique blend of expertise in accounting, management and strategy to identify new market opportunities, ensure corporate accountability, and help organizations maintain a long-term competitive advantage. To optimize the performance of global enterprises and build strategic management accounting skills, CMA Canada offers innovative executive development programs, advanced online courses, and internationally recognized knowledge management publications.

About CPA Canada
CPA Canada is the national organization representing the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) profession in Canada. The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) and The Society of Management Accountants of Canada (CMA Canada) created the organization on January 1, 2013, to support unification of the Canadian accounting profession under the CPA banner. CPAs will serve the public interest across all sectors of the economy with integrity, sound ethical practices, disciplined regulation and proven strategic management and financial expertise. Accounting bodies representing over 80 per cent of Canada's professional accountants are committed to unification or have already merged under the CPA banner.

1 CMA Canada and the CICA joined together January 1, 2013, to create CPA Canada as the national organization to support unification of the Canadian accounting profession under the CPA banner.

Image with caption: "The new CPA Competency Map is built on the best of the best. Here's why: (CNW Group/Certified Management Accountants of Canada)". Image available at:

SOURCE: Certified Management Accountants of Canada

For further information:

Cindy Ruocco, Manager, Communications and Public Affairs
CMA Canada |
Tel. (905) 949-3116 | Toll-free: 1-800-262-7622, ext. 3116

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