CPA vs CMA


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I facing a huge dilemma of whether I should take the CMA exam or go back to school in order to take the CPA exam. The thing is, I did an internship at a public accounting firm and I absolutely hated it! I like the nitty gritty, number punching, reporting aspect of accounting. Thus, I could only see myself doing reporting or auditing aspect of the CPA. On the other hand, I do not enjoy the manufacturing and labor hours, ect., account on the CMA side. Since I lean more toward internal accounting, am I better off being a CMA or will I limit my job possibilities? All advice and suggestions are appreciated!
 
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You should pursue the designation that matches your strengths more, so you're better positioned to become the top in your field and you ultimately get career satisfaction. However, you mentioned a dislike for responsibilities that both the CPA CMA has. Being a CPA opens more doors for you - if the dislike is mutual.
 

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