Advanced Financial Modeler Accreditation
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Financial models have become the most important decision-making tools in finance, especially as companies need a clear picture of their financial trajectory during periods of disruption and uncertainty.
The Financial Modeling Institute's AFM Accreditation enables you to validate your financial modelling acumen.After viewing the tutorial videos on how to develop best-in-class, effective, transparent and well-structured models, you will write a rigorous, proctored, four-hour exam to validate your financial modelling skills.
Exams are offered virtually.
By achieving the AFM accreditation, candidates will be able to:
The Financial Modeling Institute (FMI) promotes awareness, excellence and discipline in financial modelling globally through its world-class accreditation programs.
The Institute was founded because of the increased need for accounting and finance professionals to strengthen and validate their financial modelling skills.
The world's best financial modelers have collaborated to create the FMI and develop accreditation programs that assure that candidates can build best-in-class financial models. Candidates must pass a rigorous, proctored, four-hour exam to demonstrate their financial modelling acumen.
You will be working towards the exam date listed and it is estimated that it will take around 40 hours of prep to prepare for the exam. Exams are offered virtually.
The FMI’s programs and accreditations are relevant for professionals working in banking, private equity, accounting, asset management, business development, venture capital, and other areas of finance.
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You will be provided with access to the AFM community which offers a variety of resources to help you succeed in obtaining the Advanced Financial Modeler accreditation. In addition to the learning resources, our community also provides an opportunity for you to network with other financial modelers around the world. You’ll have access to a community forum where you can ask questions, share your own knowledge, and connect with others. It hosts exclusive community events, such as webinars, meetups, and networking events, where you can learn from industry experts and connect with other members of the community ensuring you have everything you need to prepare and succeed. You will also be provided with: Video Tutorial Series, Body of Knowledge, Skills Checklist, Sample Models, and Practice Exams.
Ch. 1 – Getting StartedCh. 2 – The Front EndCh. 3 – RevenuesCh. 4 – CostsCh. 5 – DepreciationCh. 6 – Income TaxCh. 7 – Working CapitalCh. 8 – Capital StructureCh. 9 – Financial StatementsCh. 10 – Outputs and Troubleshooting
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Ian Schnoor, Executive Director, Financial Modelling Institute Ian Schnoor is the Executive Director of the Financial Modeling Institute (FMI), the world’s only financial modelling accreditation body.
Ian is also the founder of The Marquee Group, a leading provider of financial modelling training and consulting to professionals in the financial community. Over the years, Ian has taught thousands of business professionals and university students in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. Ian is passionate about teaching and brings a hands-on, interactive approach to every session.
Ian teaches a course called Advanced Financial Modeling at Queen’s University and is a past recipient of the Professor of the Year award in the Master of Finance program at the Smith School of Business.
Ian began his career in the Investment Banking departments at Citigroup and BMO Capital Markets. Ian completed a Bachelor of Commerce Honours degree with academic distinction and is also a CFA charterholder.
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