Registration!The first CMA (Certified Management Accountant) Quiz Bowl in the Philippines sponsored by Insights Financial Review Services and the Institute of Management Accountants in cooperation with hosting schools took place yesterday with more than 190 graduating students and accounting instructors vying for the top honors and prizes that include CMA Program scholarships and other major prizes. Delegates from top schools in the country were mostly Bachelor of Science in Accountancy (BSA) and BSBA-Management Accounting graduating students.

CMA Quiz Bowl AspirantsThe quiz event, held at the University of Baguio, De La Salle University-Dasmarinas, Wesleyan University Philippines, and Insights office in Makati, welcomed the participants from 8:00 am for assignment of seats and registration formalities. The contest officially started at 9:00 am and the last participant submitted his exam booklet at 1:00 pm to close the event. While there was only about a 50% turnout (about 332 have enlisted), the organizers of this event believe that this will grow in number in the future as some of the best Accountancy schools from Metro Manila were not able to participate. CMA Quiz Bowl Aspirants - Wesleyan University Venue 2Participants were classified and grouped in to three categories: BSA students, BSBA-MA students, and accounting instructors. The top two performers in each category will be awarded the grand prizes. The examination comprised of 100 multiple-choice questions which were carefully selected and drawn based on the official CMA Learning Outcome Statements (LOS). A lone essay in the form of a case-study was likewise included which dealt with the topic on ABC (Activity-Based-Costing). College professors who took the exam found the questions challenging but equally relevant to enhance the skills and knowledge of accountants intending to work in the private sector. CMA Quiz Bowl Aspirants - De La Salle-Dasmarinas VenueThe results and announcement of top performers and winners of the quiz event will be known in the next three weeks once all scorecards are tallied. Awarding of Certificates of Participation will take place in Manila and will coincide with the testimonial celebration for the first batch of Filipino CMAs who have successfully completed the CMA Program. There are at least 8-10 candidates who are expected to be conferred the CMA Certificates next month. The exact date and location of this event will be announced over the coming weeks. This early, a few of those who have participated in the Quiz Bowl are now contemplating on pursuing the CMA credential and use this title as gateway to an illustrious career as a management accountant. About Insights Insights Financial Review Services is a professional CPA, CMA and CIA review course provider that seeks to become a key partner in the development of Filipino accountants and finance professionals in making them globally competitive. Through its courses and certification programs, accountants will be able to augment and update their skills as well as prepare for international certification as a CPA, CMA, CIA, among others. We offer well-balanced course programs that suit the busy schedule of working professionals like you. In addition to offering training and review services, Insights provides a suitable venue that allows students and professionals to share their knowledge, resources, and best practices in accountancy. We believe such interaction helps establish an extensive professional network of Filipino accountants and finance professionals around the Philippines and across the globe, allowing members to have access to career opportunities, new information and approaches, and potential business contacts. About IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) IMA®, the association of accountants and financial professionals in business, is one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession. Globally, IMA supports the profession through research, the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) program, continuing education, networking and advocacy of the highest ethical business practices. IMA has a global network of more 20,000 CMA members in more than 100 countries and 300 local professional and student chapters. IMA provides localized services through its offices in Montvale, N.J., USA; Zurich, Switzerland; Dubai, UAE; and Beijing, China. For more information about IMA, please visit

All Set for the CMA Quiz Bowl in Four Locations!

CMA Quiz Bowl_March 30 2014There’s no stopping now. The CMA Quiz Bowl is all set to take place in four different locations. In cooperation with the Institute of Management Accountants, the Insights Team have been privileged to co-sponsor the event in three prominent schools of Accountancy in the country.

For Baguio and the Cordillera region, where a record 150 participants will be heading to the University of Baguio (UB) campus to vie  for the top prizes at stake, we would like to acknowledge the efforts of UB Dean Kareen Leon and Sir Rhad Vic Estoque, together with CPA Reviewer Mark Alyson Ngina, for making this dream a reality. Students from University of the Cordilleras, Colegio de Dagupan, King’s College of the Philippines, and Saint Louis University comprise the strong 150-delegates who will put to test their skills in the area of management accounting, cost accounting, and corporate finance.

De La Salle University-Dasmarinas co-sponsors the event in the Cavite region. Special thanks to Dr. Mary Felidora Amparo, Dean of the College of Business Administration and Accountancy, and Ma’am Eden Cabrera, Department Head, for allowing the use of their room facilities where a total of 103 students and college instructors from DLSU, Lyceum of the Philippines University, and Emilio Aguinaldo College-Cavite, will partake in the quiz contest.

In Nueva Ecija area, Wesleyan University Philippines and Araullo University-PHINMA students spearhead the 72-man competitors from Cabanatuan City. Special thanks go to student leader, June Jorie Barlis, who assisted in organizing this event despite heavy schedule as a new graduate this year.

A lone participant from Lyceum of the Philippines University in Manila and six participants from San Pablo Colleges complete the cast of hopefuls who stand the chance to earn the coveted title as winners of the first-ever CMA Quiz Bowl.

Visit this page on or before April 25 to find out who the top performers are this year!