Patricia Montanez, CBA – CMA Student of The Month – January 2013

In 2014, CMA is celebrating those that are making the extra effort to enhance their credit career. We will be highlighting a new student each month. Sharing with you what they love about Credit and their motivation for furthering their education.

Patricia Montanez, CBA
Patricia Montanez, CBA

Patricia Montanez, CBA – Accounting Supervisor at Oldcastle Precast, Inc. is our first CMA Student of the Month. Patricia achieved her CBA in July 2013 and is currently on track to the CBF designation.

What do you like best about your job? 

What I like best about my job is that I learn something new every day. In Credit there are always new scenarios and circumstances to resolve and learn from no matter how many years of experience you may have there is never a dull work day.

Motivation for taking classes toward the Professional Certification:

Our Director of Credit Management (Josh Nolan, CCE) encouraged me to pursue the CBA designation through NACM because he believed that it would help with my everyday work activities. I took Financial Analysis and Business Credit Principles in 2013 through the NACM on-line courses and was successful at completing the CBA designation in July 2013. Not only has this designation helped me career wise but it has helped me tremendously improve in my daily business credit decisions. I am now currently pursuing the CBF designation as my Business Law NACM on-line course starts today. I have no doubt that this new designation will only make me better at what I do in my career as I continue to move forward.

Background and/or Special Interests:

I’ve been doing different Accounting functions over the past 14yrs. In my career I have enjoyed doing Bookkeeping, Collections (consumer and b2b), Accounts Receivables, Customer Service and Credit Specialist. My special interest is to spend time with my daughters and being the best role model possible to them.

If you are interested in learning more about the Professional Certification program and classes required for each Designation, contact Cheryl Hammond, Education Counselor, chammond@emailcma.org or 831-475-9482.