Financial Analyst Designation

CFI’s Financial Analyst Designation

The most practical financial analyst designation in the world is CFI’s Financial Modeling and Valuation Analyst (FMVA) designation. CFI’s rigorous online certification covers the most important financial analyst career skills such as strategic analysis, budgeting, forecasting, building Excel models, and creating presentations and dashboards.

To earn CFI’s financial analyst designation, candidates much complete nine core courses on finance, accounting, Excel, and PowerPoint, and then complete three elective courses of their choosing on more advanced financial modeling and valuation topics.


Financial Analyst Designation

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:

  • What is financial modeling?
  • How do you build a DCF model?
  • What is sensitivity analysis?
  • How do you value a business?


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