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