Financial Modeling Time-Lapse

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CFI Financial Modeling Time-Lapse (With Music!)

In celebration of the 2018 CFI Financial Modeling Competition and World Championships, we released this financial modeling time-lapse video of a financial model being built in under 2 minutes! We hope you enjoy watching this Excel model being built, set to the music of Les Toreadors. You can register for the competition at



Financial Modeling Time-Lapse FAQ

Q: How long did the model take to build in real life?

A: Approximately 2 hours.

Q: What is the financial model from?

A: CFI’s Advanced Excel Course.

Q: What music is playing in the background?

A: Georges Bizet – “Les Toreadors” from Carmen Suite No. 1

Q: Who is the person building the model?

A: Tim Vipond

Q: What is the CFI Financial Modeling Competition?

A: An annual event to compete to be the best in the world and showcase your skills.

Q: Are there any prizes?

A: There are $10,000 USD of cash prices.

Q: Where can you register?

A: At


Additional Resources

Thank you for checking out this financial modeling time-lapse video, we hope you enjoyed it!  CFI is the official global provider of the Financial Modeling and Valuation Analyst (FMVA)® designation. To learn more and advance your career as a world-class financial analyst, please check out the additional CFI resources below:

Analyst Certification FMVA® Program

Below is a break down of subject weightings in the FMVA® financial analyst program. As you can see there is a heavy focus on financial modeling, finance, Excel, business valuation, budgeting/forecasting, PowerPoint presentations, accounting and business strategy.


Financial Analyst certification curriculum


A well rounded financial analyst possesses all of the above skills!


Additional Questions & Answers

CFI is the global institution behind the financial modeling and valuation analyst FMVA® Designation. CFI is on a mission to enable anyone to be a great financial analyst and have a great career path. In order to help you advance your career, CFI has compiled many resources to assist you along the path.

In order to become a great financial analyst, here are some more questions and answers for you to discover:


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