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Learn FP&A with CFI

Topic Overview

Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) plays a crucial role in organizations and supports major corporate decisions. Organizations need to utilize careful financial planning and cash flow management to stay profitable. FP&A analysts are not only in demand, but education in this field offers a wide variety of career opportunities. Read more
At CFI, our FP&A courses are 100-percent online and completely self-paced, so you can develop your FP&A skills at the time that works best for you. All courses leverage proprietary technology to enhance learning and retention and to prepare you for a future in finance.

6 courses

Consisting of over 340+ lessons

50+ interactive exercises

Learn by doing with guided simulations

Expert instructors

Learn from the very best

New courses monthly

On need-to-know subject matter

Blockchain certificate

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Why Learn FP&A with CFI?

As one of the leading providers in online finance certification programs, CFI helps current and aspiring finance professionals reach their career goals. All of our FP&A courses are designed by professional trainers with decades of experience training FP&A at a wide range of organizations around the globe.

We offer comprehensive FP&A education that combines theory with application to build real-world skills for a future in finance. All programs are online and self-paced, so you can learn in your free time and develop your skill set anytime, from anywhere.

With our FP&A courses, you can learn how to:

Analyze and interpret key corporate profitability, asset utilization and capital structure financial ratios
Assess a company’s capital structure
Build a monthly cash flow forecast
Build a best practice budgeting process
Present data using data visualization techniques
Extract data from multiple sources and transform it
Tell meaningful stories with data
Create Power Pivot tables in Excel
Write and execute Python code

Who should take these courses?

The FP&A course topics cover the important aspects of financial analysis techniques, budgeting and forecasting, performance reporting, capital markets, and more. Our topics are ideal for current and aspiring finance professionals looking for a career in financial planning & analysis.

Investment professionals

Management consultants

Financial analysts

Registered Provider: National Association of State Boards of Accountancy

All courses are accredited by the Better Business Bureau (BBB), CPA Institutions in Canada, and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) in the US. Most courses qualify for verified CPE credits for CPA charterholders.

Courses include video lessons, templates, quizzes, and final assessments.

Frequently asked questions

What is Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A)?
FP&A supports an organization’s financial health with planning and budgeting, management and performance reporting, forecasting and modeling, and integrated financial planning. Organizations need FP&A to manage their performance and connect corporate strategy to execution.
What Do FP&A Analysts Do?
FP&A analysts use both quantitative and qualitative analysis to determine a business’ progress towards its strategic goals and plan future goals. These factors may include economic and business trends, potential risks and obstacles, past performance, and more.
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