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Financial modeling designation - Yves Seybel review

Yves Seybel

Consultant

The depth and breadth of each course are remarkable.

Why did you choose to take CFI training?

As an independent consultant in supply chain and business processes, several of my interactions are at C-level, specifically at CFO level and many projects involve FP&A. Coming from the non-financial world, I came to realize my weaknesses in finance and was compelled to correct them. Years back, I took a “finance for non-financial people” course through AMA; I needed more than a refresher.

I first found CFI through a YouTube search. I was immediately appealed by the quality of the videos and the delivery. The depth and breadth of each course are remarkable. CFI offers certificates of completion for each course; the bonus Excel tips are very useful.

How has our training impacted your skills and improved your career?

Since taking the CFI courses, I have been able to interact with more confidence in FP&A projects and gain additional expertise.

What did you enjoy most about your experience with CFI?

The structure of each course is very thorough: delivery, objectives, content, reviews, quizzes, and additional tips to improve efficiency on the job. Taking the online course, I can pace myself and choose which module is best fitted for me at the time.

Which was your favorite course?

Hard to say, each one brought different value to me; I enjoyed the Excel Crash Course since I was able to apply immediately some of the Excel tips to other parts of my job. I also loved the Dashboards and Data Visualization; it was very timely since I was working on a similar type of dashboard for their financial reporting.

What advice do you have for new and future students?

CFI offers a broad range of courses, all of them are high quality; I have had the chance to take several courses throughout my career (online and on-site); CFI has a way to engage with the audience even on rather difficult topics for the newcomer. Coming from the non-financial world, CFI has helped me bridge the gap in FP&A and raise my knowledge base. CFI training is not just a generic FP&A course; it is a complete curriculum which can help any financial or non-financial manager; I strongly recommend CFI to any person who wants to increase their skills in the finance world.

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