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 ladder 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 cmacoach.com 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.
Lukas Sundahl, CMA
Lukas is a Certified Management Accountant with nearly 10 years of experience in accounting/finance functions. Thanks to the CMA Exam Academy Lukas earned his CMA in 2019 and then earned his CSCA designation from the IMA in 2020. Lukas enjoys helping the CMA Exam Academy with updates to study materials and supporting those who are working towards the credential. Lukas resides in the US with his wife and three children. Lukas loves spending time with family, fitness training, and reading.
Anastasia is the Operations Manager of the Academy. She’s versatile and enjoys coming up with new ideas to improve our products 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 loves to host game nights with friends, play snooker, and go on spontaneous adventures with her like-minded boyfriend. She has a passion for neuroscience and enjoys hoarding science books.
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 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.