Member Spotlight: Credit Managers Use Education to Adapt
In the ever-changing atmosphere of credit management, credit professionals must be adaptable. They must be prepared when changes happen within the department, company or industry. Credit professionals can adapt by earning a designation through NACM's Professional Certification Program. After earning each designation, trade creditors are not only building their credit knowledge but refining their skills so that they can better adapt to any changes that come their way.
Anthony Mitchell, Jr., CBF, CCRA, credit manager at Nutrien Ag Solutions, Inc. (Pittsford, NY) recently earned his Certified Credit and Risk Analyst (CCRA) certification, an academic-based designation which signals mastery in the analysis and interpretation of financial statements and the ability to make informed credit risk assessments.
"It validates my 30 years of experience in credit," Mitchell said. "There were a couple things that I picked up and noticed and I learned how I can do certain tasks differently, like my write-ups. This was based on the material provided by the instructor and what we were given as our case studies for the final exam."
Overall, Mitchell's journey for the designation was a success. "It's a good program that provides a lot of knowledge and I just can't promote it enough. I recommend it to all credit professionals."
For more information about each designation within NACM's Professional Certification Program, visit our website.