The Certified Management Accountants (CMA) convocation recently celebrated the success and achievements of their Barbadian graduates in 2012.
CMA Nova Scotia, Bermuda and the Caribbean celebrated the success of its five Barbadian graduates, with CMA Nova Scotia’s CEO Nancy Foran congratulating them all on their “significant achievement” in earning the CMA designation.
Cassandra Dorrington, Chair of CMA Canada was on hand to award all graduates with their CMA designation.
Justin Cole and Tenika Drakes earned their CMA designation by graduating from the CMA Strategic Leadership Program, while Alexander Augustine, Curtis Moore and Peter Thompson graduated from the CMA Executive Program.
Justin Cole was awarded The E. L. Whitman Gold Medal for graduating as top student in Nova Scotia, Bermuda and the Caribbean.
Justin Cole and Tenika Drakes, along with their Trinidadian team members including Shaun Alleyne, Amanda Noel and Jerome Poon Tip, were awarded The Charles MacFadden Team Achievement Award for graduating as the top team in the Program. The Trinidadians received their award at a separate convocation ceremony held in Trinidad.
The Barbadian CMA community also celebrated the achievements of Vivian-Anne Gittens, CEO of the Nation Publishing Company Limited and Nation Corporation, who was presented with the Fellow of the Society of Management Accountants of Canada (FCMA) designation. As Barbados’ newest FCMA, Vivian-Anne Gittens was congratulated for her leadership, accomplishments and dedication.
Other high profile FMCAs were also on hand to share in the celebration, including Darcy Boyce, Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office; Christopher Sambrano, Head of Advisory Services at PwC; and Jeffrey Sealy, Director of CMA Nova Scotia, Bermuda and Caribbean.
The CMA designation was established in Canada in the 1920s and currently has over 50,000 members worldwide.
The majority of CMA members serve in senior management and executive positions providing strategic direction, business management and leadership to the private, public and not-for profit sectors.
The designation aims to go beyond the traditional accounting training offered by other accounting designations, by also focusing heavily on the management and strategic aspects of business. The goal is to create well-balanced management professionals with the skills and experience necessary to add value to every aspect of their organization.