Benefits of Certification


Finance professionals with the FP&A certification earned 18% more, on average, than did their peers without the certification.

Job CategoryAverage $ Difference% Difference of Base Salary
Chief Financial Officer $20,07510%
Vice President, Finance $7,5064%
Controller/Comptroller $16,99013%
Director Treasury/Finance $19,30014%
Manager Treasury/Finance $24,81625%
FP&A Director $9,3246%
FP&A Manager $6,4657%
FP&A Senior Analyst $6,1237%
Accounting Manager  $7,6038%
Cash Manager $11,16112%
FP&A Analyst  $2,8544%

*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.

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