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Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A®) Certificate Program

Florida International University College of Business

Course description

Successfully forecasting the finances of your company has never been more important – or more difficult. The current economic climate makes the role of financial professionals more critical than ever. This program will teach you the latest best practices for analyzing trends, building forecasts and creating financial models. Strengthen critical FP&A skills in the areas of financial projections (planning, short-term cash flow analysis and forecasting), internal controls and financial reporting. At the same time, be prepared for AFP’s Certified Corporate FP&A Professional, both Part I & Part II of the Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A®) exam.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the entire decision support process, contribute to and be responsible for individual components of the process
  • Perform these functions accurately and in an efficient manner and identify, assess and adapt processes to changes in the business environment
  • Communicate effectively in a wide range of positions, internal and external to the organization, to understand and gather qualitative and quantitative information on factors affecting financial performance
  • Gain a clear understanding of the key concepts needed to pass the FP&A examination

Who should attend?

  • Finance managers and accounting managers
  • Accounting, treasury and financial analysts
  • Corporate controllers
  • Accounting professionals
  • Chief accounting officers
  • Chief financial officers
  • Finance business partners
  • Finance consultants

Training content

  • Gathering and Interpreting Information
  • Understanding Financial Concepts and Communicating/Coordinating Work with Other Professionals
  • Analyzing Information
  • Building Financial Projections
  • Using Technology/Software


The standard program fee is $2,250 /Early Bird Rate $2,150 expires February 18

Program fee includes:

  • Full access to AFP FP&A® Learning System
  • Interactive Web-based Testing and Study Tools
  • SmartStudy tool helps create a personal study plan and estimates study time
  • Two Pre-tests (one for each part) to assess initial knowledge and guide studies
  • Chapter quizzes and Domain quick quizzes offer immediate feedback
  • Interactive case studies feature real-life scenarios and questions to apply concepts
  • Flashcards test knowledge of relevant industry terms and definitions either online or available to download and print
  • A web-based glossary
  • Access to the Resource Center offering Ask the Expert, test-taking tips and links to valuable resources
  • Spreadsheet tutorial and practice questions to prepare you for the task-based Simulations
  • Progress reports to track activities and scores
  • Two timed post-tests to determine progress
  • Practice Exams emulate the format and functionality of the software used at the actual FP&A exam testing center
  • Florida International University Certificate of Completion

Certification / Credits

FIU Executive Education offers non-credit certificate programs that allow business professionals to enhance their professional development. At the conclusion of FIU Executive Education’s FP&A program, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from Florida International University College of Business.

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Florida International University College of Business

Modesto Maidique Campus
11200 SW 8th Street
33199 Miami FL

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