Course Topics

The AFP FP&A Learning System is an interactive review program that teaches and reinforces the five knowledge domains outlined in the FP&A Certification Test Specifications.

Part 1: Financial Acumen

Domain A: Gathering and Interpreting Information

  • Chapter 1: Information and FP&A
  • Chapter 2: Strategy
  • Chapter 3: Organization
  • Chapter 4: Industry
  • Chapter 5: Macroenvironment

Domain B: Finance Fundamentals

  • Chapter 6: Finance Principles and Processes
  • Chapter 7: Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Chapter 8: Ratio Analysis
  • Chapter 9: Managerial and Cost Accounting
  • Chapter 10: Microeconomics
  • Chapter 11: Managing FP&A Projects
  • Chapter 12: Effective Communication

Part 2: Financial Analysis

Domain A: Analyzing Information

  • Chapter 1: Specifying Outputs and Getting Inputs
  • Chapter 2: Improving the Quality of Information
  • Chapter 3: Refining Data, Risks and Opportunities, and Plans
  • Chapter 4: Building and Refining Models
  • Chapter 5: Using Models and Sensitivities/Scenarios
  • Chapter 6: Making Conclusions and Recommendations
  • Chapter 7: Analyzing Information and Giving Feedback

Domain B: Building Financial Progressions

  • Chapter 8: Looking Forward
  • Chapter 9: Sales Volume and Revenue Projections
  • Chapter 10: Financial Statement Projections
  • Chapter 11: Valuing Projects, Customers, Deals and Products
  • Chapter 12: Risk Analysis

Domain C: Using Technology/Software

  • Chapter 13: Applying Best Practices to FP&A Technology/Software
  • Chapter 14: Using Worksheets and Worksheet Functions
  • Chapter 15: Working with Databases, ERP/GL and BI Systems