Financial Modeling Certificate

Our financial modeling certification courses give you the skills and confidence you need to take your career to the next level.

Financial Modeling Certificate

The “Financial Modeling Certificate” from the Corporate Finance Institute will set you apart in a competitive job market. Stand out with employers my mastering financial modeling.

In this course you will learn to build a financial model from scratch by working in Excel and following along with the video instruction. Downoad the Excel templates and complete your own model.

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How do I earn my modeling certificate?

To earn the financial modeling certificate you must:

  1. Enroll in the financial modeling course
  2. Download the included Excel files
  3. Complete all of the video-based chapters
  4. Pass all of the quizzes with a 100% grade (you can always retake the quizzes)
  5. Complete the exercises in your downloaded Excel files

Your certificate will be automatically emailed to you in PDF and you can add a verified link to your LinkedIn profile. We will also verify certificates for employers if you request us to.

What will I learn?

This step-by-step financial modeling course has been taught to thousands of finance professionals at top financial institutions around the world by Scott Powell. In this course you will learn to build a financial model from scratch by working in Excel and following along with the video. Upon successfully completing the course and all quizzes you will obtain your Financial Modeling Certificate from the Corporate Finance Institute.

A structured approach to financial modeling:

  • Apply a structured approach to financial modeling in Excel
  • Outline the hallmarks of good financial models
  • Explain the importance of planning your model structure
  • Building from operating revenues down to operating profit

Forecasting income statement and balance sheet items:

  • Forecast property, plant and equipment and other operating assets
  • Forecast the various components of working capital:
    • Accounts receivable
    • Inventories
    • Accounts payable

Building a free cash flow forecast:

  • Understand the importance of error checking
  • Derive a forecast cash flow statement based on a forecast income statement and balance sheet
  • Derive a free cash flow statement that can be used for equity valuation

Are CFI Certificates verified?

Yes, we verify all certificates at your request. Examples of verification requirement include confirming your CPE credits or a reference check for a new job. Simple contact us to notify us who you would like your certificate verified with. Our mission is to help you advance your career, and proving your skill level to an employer is an essential part of being hired or moving up the ladder.

We are an approved provider of continuing education with the CFA Institute.

Why hire someone with a CFI Certification?

There are many reasons that employers hire professionals with CFI Certifications.

CFI has a unique focus on practical learning. We bridge the gap between academic theories and professional careers with practical, hands on training.

The CFI is one of only a few financial modeling focused online certifications taught by industry leading training professionals, which ensures best-practices.

The full suite of CFI courses is equivalent to an investment banking analyst/associate training program. Our program was designed by professional Wall Street training firms and modeled after bank training programs.

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Read our detailed Frequently Asked Questions about CFI Certificates.