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Topic Overview

Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) plays a crucial role in organizations and supports major corporate decisions of the C-suite. 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
CFI’s FP&A courses are fully online and completely self-paced, so you can learn on your own time. We use proprietary technology to enhance learning and retention and prepare you for your future career.

6 courses

Consisting of over 350+ lessons

50+ interactive exercises

Learn by doing with guided simulations

Expert instructors

Learn from the very best

New courses monthly

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Find the right FP&A course

Our courses are focused on finance only and intended for everyone from students to experienced finance professionals. The FP&A courses cover the fundamentals, advanced budgeting and forecasting, and more, so you can prepare for a future career as a finance analyst in the financial sector. Courses can be applied to specializations or certifications to advance your career in finance.

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Why Learn FP&A with CFI?

CFI is a top provider of online financial analyst certification programs and finance-focused training and skill development. Our courses leverage the skill of professional Wall Street trainers who have been teaching new hires at global investment firms for decades, as well as proprietary technology and innovative designers and instructors.

Our courses use the optimal combination of theory and application in condensed, self-paced programs, so you can learn real-world skills at the time and place that works best for you.

With our FP&A courses, you can learn:

The components that go into financial analysis
The key financial ratios that credit professionals use to assess companies
How to calculate the key performance ratios to determine profitability and efficiency
How to assess the competitive advantage of an organization
About the capital raising process
Key business valuation techniques

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 equity research, credit analysis, private equity, investment banking, and corporate development.

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 charter holders.

Courses include video lessons, 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 of organizations to determine their progress toward their strategic goals and plan future goals. These factors may include economic and business trends, potential risks and obstacles, past performance, and more. FP&A analysts oversee a variety of financial records, including capital expenditures, investments, cash flow statements, income, expenses, and taxes.
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