☐ Prepare through a unique blend of real time online lectures and on-demand videos.
✔ Differentiate yourself with the modeling community’s most highly sought after model building accreditation.
✔ Financial modeling plays an integral part in business decision making, with modelers informing key transactions and critical business decisions.
✔ The application of consistent spreadsheet and model design best practices is the single biggest impact you can have on reducing spreadsheet risk.
✔ You want a foundation that will provide you with the confidence and skills to build and oversee models.
✔ Get upskilled and build a mindset of best practice financial modeling.
✔ Separate yourself from your competition and develop models that are simple and transparent.
FMI offers a global financial modelling certification, comprised of three levels, structured similar to the CFA certification scheme.
This certification is the level 1 of the Financial Modeling Institute’s qualification scheme (official link). This certification exam is held twice a year and will be a proof of your financial modeling skills.
During the online 4-hour Advanced Financial Modeler (AFM) exam, candidates will be given a case study of a company and an accompanying Excel file that contains 3 years of historical financial statements.
Candidates will be required to build an interactive financial model of a company, including interrelated:
–LEARN how to integrate and model the three major financial statements (balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement) based on real life study.
–DEVELOP a financial statement forecast using information from annual report based on industry best practices
–MODEL business operations (including revenue, costs, taxation, and inflation/indexation/escalation)
–UNDERSTAND how to model business assets (including non-current assets, accounting depreciation and working capital – and impacts on tax) and how to model financing (including debt principal & interest calculations)
–BUILD a detailed debt schedule and cash sweep mechanism.
–DESIGN transparent models which minimize errors.