December 16, 2013 - Cleveland, Ohio - Skoda Minotti Partner Kenneth M. Haffey, CPA/CVA, has been awarded the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation from the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

The CGMA designation recognizes professionals who have demonstrated a deep understanding of finance and have expanded their business skills through experience as management accountants to help drive better business decisions.

“I am honored to receive the CGMA designation, and I am delighted that the accounting profession recognizes the value that management accountants bring to organizations,” Haffey said. “This designation represents a commitment to advanced education, ethics and professional development that is critical to delivering superior outcomes for our clients and leading them to business success.”

Haffey, who has 28 years of experience in the field of public accounting, has been with the firm for 20 years; he focuses on audit and management advisory and merger and acquisitions.

AICPA and CIMA, two of the world’s most prestigious accounting bodies, established the Chartered Global Management Accountant designation in January 2012 to elevate the profession of management accounting. The designation recognizes the most talented and committed management accountants with the discipline and skill to drive sustainable business success.

To qualify for the CGMA in the U.S., finance professionals must have trained as a CPA, passing the Uniform CPA Examination and meeting educational requirements in their states.

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