Your Test Prep Built by CMAs for Future CMAs


“I’m a Certified Management Accountant and soon you will be too.”

Hi! My Name Is Nathan Liao

I’m thrilled you’re here—because we’re a lot alike, you and me. We’re both looking to make a difference at work and at home by increasing our knowledge, influence and income.

Which means neither of us can avoid one super important key to all of this… being a CMA. As a professional, I bet you know first-hand how competitive and challenging it is to move up the latter in the corporate world. To wonder how long does it take to become a CMA.

The only thing standing between you and where you deserve to be in your career and life is the CMA designation. Well, not anymore. I created this program, what I believe is the best CMA review course around, after passing the CMA exam in 2010 to help you do the same but in less time while saving more in the long run. My scores were 420 in Part 1, and 360 in Part 2. Both on my first attempt.

I know what it’s like to hit the CMA textbooks hard for the Exam while trying to balance a full-time job, a side business, family commitments, friends, a mortgage, travel, etc.

Whatever your circumstances, I can probably identify with them. This test prep was built with your busy schedule in mind.

Why I Created This Academy

Helping candidates through my blog was an absolute success, but I kept getting emails each day from candidates who wanted me to teach them the CMA subject matter.

Self-study courses are super frustrating because candidates feel alone in the process. I know it because that’s what they tell me and also because that’s exactly how I felt. There’s a reason why 65% of candidates who self-study fail the exam each year.

In this online program, I coach each candidate through my video lectures and weekly accountability follow-ups and check-ins. This has proven to be the key to my students’ outstanding success, and to attaining their dream of a Certified Management Accountant salary!

Today, everything I do—from my CMA Exam Academy prep course to my Youtube videos and weekly blog articles is about helping professionals like YOU get results, not brain freeze, from the exam.

I believe that the CMA designation is crucial to career success—but I don’t believe it needs to be stressful or take up most of your life to prepare for the exam.

Meet the Dream Team

Steve Christos, CMA

Steve is a Certified Management Accountant with over 20 years’ experience in FP&A as well as financial systems implementations. Steve secured his CMA in 2016 and credits both the accreditation as well as the CMA Exam Academy for paving the way to a career that helps visualize driving Finance teams and individuals to become more strategic. The true value of an accountant is not in recording what has happened; rather into driving an organization towards its ultimate goals and strategies. Steve lives in the USA and an avid fitness nut that has completed multiple Ironmans.

Cassie Sweeney, CMA

Cassie is a Certified Management Accountant who works with the Academy to provide student support to current CMA candidates. Cassie graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in Business, specializing in Accounting. She has nearly a decade of experience working in the manufacturing industry as a management accountant and has recently delved into the nonprofit sector. Cassie earned her CMA in 2017 and is passionate about helping others work toward that same goal. She resides in the United States with her husband, Tyler, daughter, Layla and dog, Brooks. Cassie enjoys good food and a good book, spending time with her family, and is an avid long-distance and trail runner.

Anastasia Driga

Anastasia is part of the Academy’s customer support team. She’s versatile and enjoys coming up with new ideas to improve our product by listening to our students and understanding their needs. Her interests span multiple fields and she takes pleasure in discovering their unseen interconnectedness and bringing disparate ideas together in creative ways. Anastasia is a neuroscience enthusiast, she loves to play the piano, play volleyball and poker with her friends, and go on spontaneous adventures with her like-minded boyfriend. She’s also the lucky owner of the most adorable and intelligent cat.

Nassim Kazemi

Nassim is part of the Academy’s customer support team. She was born and raised in Brussels, Belgium. She is fluent in English, French, Dutch and Persian. After obtaining her Bachelor’s degree, Nassim started working in Human Resources for 4 years. In 2015, she got married and moved to California. Since then Nassim has been working as an Administrative Assistant. She enjoys traveling and exploring new places with her husband and son. During downtime, she loves to go shopping and to cook.

Anastasia Sidenko

Anastasia is the talented Graphic Designer responsible for the Academy’s overall look and feel. Her career began at the age of 16 working with many companies and entrepreneurs. She admires freelancers, young entrepreneurs, and digital nomads because of the their freedom to work from anywhere in the world, So she became one too! Anastasia loves music and art, adores fluffy cats and can’t stop drinking oolong tea. On her own time, she enjoys painting and reading motivational books.

our students are from all over the world

so…what should you do next?

– Explore the courses in the Academy
– Watch my free videos on Youtube

And thank you for stopping by.

Here’s to de-stressing and simplifying your CMA exam prep work… for good!