10 Best Certification Program for Accountants and Finance Professionals

There are several accounting certification program available in market, each certification program has unique benefits and they covers different functions of accounting, Despite of all, These 10  certification accounting certification program can take your accounting career to the next level

  1. Certified Management Accountant (CMA)

CMA is high value certification program which is suitable for professional who are working in management accounting or the professionals who are looking for a bright career in management accounting. CMA is the certification program approved by IMA (Institute of Management Accountant). CMA has two parts of examination to be certified as a IMA certified management accountant.

  1. Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Certified public accountant is AICPA’s Certification program for accounting professionals. CPA is the most popular certification in all over the world. Almost all the accountant can do CPA certification.

  1. Certified Finance Manager (CFM)

CFM is suitable for professional who are working in stock, investment, risk analysis and financial education. CFM is the best choice after CMA certification.

  1. Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)

CIA can understood by its name certified internal auditor, Those who would like to go for financial auditing for companies can go for this certification.

  1. ACCA

ACCA is known as American Chartered Certified Accountants. ACCA is also most popular certification after CMA & CPA, Any accounting professionals and students can do ACCA certification program. It is most valuable accounting certification  program for accounting professionals in starting level.

  1. Certified Fraud Examiner
  2. Certified Financial Planner
  3. Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM)
  4. Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
  5. Certified Cost Professional (CCP) – CCP is suitable only for cost accountant or cost controller who are working in construction, oil & gas and engineering industry.

Finally, choosing an accounting certification courses can improve your knowledge and skills in accounting, also it will help you to attain your certificate, but it is not sufficient for being a successful expert in accounting field, getting knowledge in other areas such as new technologies such as big data, cryptocurrency, business management, economics are essential for being a successful accounting professional. For example, if you want to go for a accounting job in software or data research company in Bangalore, having accounting certification is not alone essential to get job in these companies. Since data science and cryptocurrencies are playing major role in software companies, you needed to learn courses about cryptocurrency or getting data science course in Bangalore is essential for getting accounting job in software and IT related companies.