Benefits of Certification
Finance professionals with the FP&A certification earned 18% more, on average, than did their peers without the certification.
|Job Category||Average $ Difference||% Difference of Base Salary|
|Chief Financial Officer||$20,075||10%|
|Vice President, Finance||$7,506||4%|
|FP&A Senior Analyst||$6,123||7%|
*Source 2017 AFP Compensation Report
The financial planning & analysis profession has experienced rapid growth over the past decade and there is a significant amount of knowledge required to perform at the highest level.
The FP&A credential establishes a set of core competencies for the profession and addresses areas that are not necessarily covered by a traditional degree, such as an MBA. And it’s the only credential that is specific to FP&A – it is forward looking and assesses technical skills as well as the ability to see the big picture.
Earning a certification credential is a voluntary activity, but it demonstrates that you have the proper knowledge and skills, as well as a high level of dedication to your profession.
Get the most out of your career with the FP&A credential - enhance the value you bring to your current team and set yourself farther along the path to your career goals.
Earning the FP&A credential:
- Makes you more marketable when you compete for FP&A positions
- Shows mastery of core FP&A knowledge and principles
- Raises your professional reputation among your staff and your peers
- Expresses career long-term commitment through ongoing professional development
- Demonstrates that you understand industry best practices
- Opens the door to more opportunities for career advancement
- Validates employer confidence in your skill set
- Connects you with a network of FP&A-certified peers
For more on the benefits of certification, please review the "Why the Certified Corporate FP&A Credential?" webinar.