Benefits of Certification

Stand Out in the Field

CFOs are seeking professionals with planning, forecasting and analysis skills combined with an ability to see the overall strategy of the organization. FP&A Credential holders naturally step to the forefront as financial experts, strategic and adept communicators, and trusted advisors to the business..


Earn More with an FP&A Certification

JOB TITLEAVERAGE DOLLAR DIFFERENCEAVERAGE % BASE SALARY DIFFERENCE
FP&A Analyst 
$10,565 13%
CFO $17,526 7%
Director FP&A/Finance $9,266 6%
FP&A Senior Analyst $2,985 3%
*2019 AFP Compensation Survey: Salary difference for FP&A credential holders vs non-holders.

 

Establish Yourself as a Leader in FP&A

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COMPETENCY VALIDATION

Exhibit your understanding of the core competencies of FP&A, especially those that are not necessarily covered by a traditional degree, such as an MBA. And it’s the only credential that is specific to the field—it is forward looking and assesses technical skills as well as the ability to see the big picture.

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DEMONSTRATE YOUR PASSION FOR FP&A

Earning and maintaining the FP&A certification confirms your commitment to your profession and identifies you as someone ready to drive FP&A and the organization forward.

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STANDARDS OF ETHICAL CONDUCT

FP&A credential holders have an obligation to their employers, co-workers, customers, shareholders, the profession and themselves to maintain the highest standards of conduct and to encourage their peers to do likewise. FP&A holders must agree to abide by these ethical standards.

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BUILD A GLOBAL PROFESSIONAL NETWORK

FP&A credential holders work in 65+ countries and can connect through AFP. Be part of a global network via the virtual AFP Collaborate group or attend the largest conference for treasury and finance professionals each year.


Gain Knowledge and Skills as You Prepare

96% of FP&A credential holders say the certification and its study material are relevant to their job. That's because the Certified Corporate FP&A Professional credential was created by FP&A Professionals for FP&A Professionals. And almost 90% see the certification as valuable to their career. The top reasons?

> I added knowledge and skills when preparing for the exam
> The prep materials are relevant to my job
> I received a salary increase upon earning the credential
> It assisted my transition into an FP&A role 
> It differentiated me from others in finance


Watch the video: Why the FP&A Credential?