Fully Accredited Financial Forecasting, Budgeting and Modeling Program Chartered Financial Forecasting, Budgeting and Modeling Professional (CFBM™)

In this unpredictable and erratic business environment, organizations need to harness its financial forecasting and models to futureproof their future financial health and performance to weather any unexpected setbacks. By building a solid financial model, organizations will be in better position to create accurate financial forecast as well as building effective budget plans that allow them to timely respond to any potential scenarios in future.

This Chartered Financial Forecasting, Budgeting and Modeling Professional (CFBM™) is designed to help you to harness your organization’s financial performance and health with comprehensive techniques in reviewing your financial forecasts and building effective budgeting plans through designing solid financial models. You will discover how to develop reliable and accurate financial forecasts, prepare a solid budgeting plan and leverage the power of Excel to create sophisticated financial models. This program will also help you to discover many forecasting functions and techniques available including advanced Excel functions and R Statistical Language to analyze your financial forecast statements as well as creating and applying financial decision making models. In addition, you will also walk away with the application of various types of budgeting techniques such as Activity Based Costing, Activity Based Budgeting, Zero Base Budgeting and so on that can help your organization to save considerably on discretionary spending.

By the end of the program and upon passing the Chartered exam, you will have earned the Chartered Financial Forecasting, Budgeting and Modeling Professional (CFBM) which you can use to demonstrate your professional credentials and track record in the field of financial modeling, forecasting and budgeting. 

 

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This program will entitle you:

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  • Attain your Chartered Financial Forecasting, Budgeting and Modeling Professional (CFBM™) designation that you can use across your professional credentials (including LinkedIn and CV)
  • Over 90 lectures, 10 Modules and 14 hours of comprehensive Financial Forecasting, Budgeting and Modeling Learning
  • Powerful industry case studies including Harvard Business School case studies
  • Full lifetime access
  • For enquiries, chat with our Program Advisors at [email protected] or call us at
    • Singapore & Asia Pacific: +65 6716 9980
    • Australia/New Zealand: +61 3 9909 7310
    • Europe/UK: +44 (020) 335 57898

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Accreditations

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The Chartered Financial Forecasting, Budgeting and Modeling Professional (CFBM™) is a mark of excellence and distinction that signifies a fully qualified finance professional with financial forecasting, budgeting and modeling expertise and skill sets. It is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Professional Certifications, which maintains the governing standards for all members. The CFBM™ charter is a trademarked charter available only professionals who have completed and passed this program. The certification is governed and maintained by Chartered Institute of Professional Certifications with over 90,000 members around the world. It is also endorsed by prominent associations and organizations worldwide.

What Can You Expect From This Certified Program

This accredited program will provide you with a complete framework of financial forecasting, budgeting and modeling in a practical and accessible way, helping finance leaders reduce uncertainty in their planning and budgeting process. With thorough coverage of financial models and proven applications, this program will guide you through a step-by-step process to improve your financial forecasts and build solid budgeting plans with sophisticated financial models.

You will be exposed to a wide array of financial forecasting techniques that will increase the accuracy of your forecasting, harness the power of Excel to create dynamic time series forecasts and improve your overall budgeting framework with proven techniques including Activity Based Costing, Activity Based Budgeting, Zero Base Budgeting and so on to help your organization save considerably on discretionary spending.

By the end of the program and upon passing the Chartered exam, you will have earned the Chartered Financial Forecasting, Budgeting and Modeling Professional (CFBMTM) which you can use to demonstrate your professional credentials and track record in the field of financial modeling, forecasting and budgeting.

Globally demanded and recognized, this designation is an industry-recognized trademarked charter developed by the Chartered Institute of Professional Certifications and has lifelong validity. It’s also fully accredited by CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development), with 160,000 membership organizations worldwide.

Key Skills You Will Gain

  • Financial Forecasting
  • Financial Modeling
  • Financial Budgeting
  • Financial Analysis
  • Advance Excel Functions
  • Excel Forecast Functions
  • Qualitative Forecasting
  • Time Series Analysis
  • Functional Budgeting
  • R Statistical Language
  • Budgeting
  • Activity Based Costing
  • Activity Based Budgeting
  • Zero Base Budgeting
  • Financial Decision Making Models
  • Financial Statements Review
  • Goal Seek
  • Variance Analysis
  • Strategic Financing Planning

Your Faculty Director

Duncan Williamson
Duncan Williamson
Award Winning Author, Faculty Leader and Contributor

Duncan Williamson is an author, trainer and business consultant specializing in Financial, Management Accounting and Spreadsheet Modelling with a sustained record of success established in the Financial and Commercial marketplaces. He is an inspirational presenter whose excellent communication skills have been demonstrated across countries and cultures assisting executive professionals to achieve their full potential. 

Duncan’s international experience includes multimillion dollars projects and consultancies carried out in the Middle East, Africa, Central Asia, South Asia, the Caucasus, the Balkans, Central Europe and Denmark. In addition to working as a consultant and trainer, Duncan worked in a wide variety of settings, ranging from working as a management accountant in process industries in the UK to product cost consulting in several industries in Eastern Europe and the Oil and Gas industry in the Middle East. 

Duncan has published widely over the years on cost and management accounting, and is a major contributor to various magazines, journals and websites. Duncan is best selling author across many financial books include "Excel Power Query". Prior to that, he has written “Excel Solutions for Accountants” in three volumes in June 2015, and “The Accounting and Bookkeeping Coach”, published in April 2014.

Chartered Financial Forecasting, Budgeting and Modeling Professional (CFBM™) Program Agenda

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90 Lectures

14 hours 10 minutes

Module 1 - Introductory Material
Module 2 - Overview of Forecasting
Module 3 - Excel’s Built in Forecast Functions
Module 4 - Time Series Analysis
Module 5 - Qualitative Forecasting Techniques
Module 6 - Budgeting
Module 7 - Application of Budgets
Module 8 - Modeling in General
Module 9 - Financial Modeling in Particular
Module 10 - Charting in Excel and RStudio Spectacular and More Ordinary Charts
Examination

Chartered Exam

At the end of the program, there will be a Chartered exam comprised of 50 multiple choice questions. Upon passing the exam, you will be accredited with your Chartered Financial Forecasting, Budgeting and Modeling Professional (CFBM™) designation

  • 98% of students who have taken this exam have passed the exam successfully. Almost all professionals who have taken our courses have passed this exam and attain their Chartered Financial Forecasting, Budgeting and Modeling Professional (CFBM™) designation
  • The exam has 50 multiple choice questions and you need to answer 25 out of 50 questions correctly to pass the exam
  • You can re-take the exam online as many times as you want, with no additional charges for retaking of exams
  • The program cost already includes the exam fees, so there are no additional charges for taking the exam

If you have challenges passing the exam, you can secure assistance from our team and faculty leader to help you pass the exam.

Chartered Financial Forecasting, Budgeting and Modeling Professional (CFBM™) Designation

After completing the program and passing the exam, you will be awarded the: Chartered Financial Forecasting, Budgeting and Modeling Professional (CFBM) designation that can be used in your resume, CV and other professional credentials. This designation is a global trademark and industry-recognized with lifelong validity.

Globally demanded and recognized, this designation will help you distinguish your financial forecasting and budgeting skillsets and demonstrate that you have attained expertise in one of the most powerful financial tools in business: a reliable financial forecast that will help your company make better financial decisions. According to Robert Half salary review, finance leaders with solid financial forecasting and budgeting skillsets is one of the most desired skills in finance today and typically see up to 20% increase in compensation.

Program Pricing

On Demand Learning

USD 490


  • Lifetime access to high-quality self-paced eLearning content curated by industry experts
  • 24x7 learner assistance and support
  • Attain your Chartered Financial Forecasting, Budgeting and Modeling Professional (CFBM™) designation that you can use across your professional credentials
  • Demonstrate your professional expertise in financial forecasting, financial budgeting and financial modeling
  • Over 14 hours of professional financial forecasting, budgeting and modeling learning
  • 4 industry case studies including Harvard Business School
  • Full lifetime access
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Corporate Training

Customized To Your Needs


  • If you have more than 30 participants from your organizations, you can contact us to host a program customized to your training needs through a blended learning or physical classroom model
  • By customizing your program, the faculty leader can tailor the content that is specific to your needs
  • Prior to the commencement of the bespoke program, we will schedule conference calls to identify your training needs and map out the sessions most relevant to your organization
Contact Us

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You can download our program brochure below. If you have any inquiries on this program, please contact our Client Service Officer in charge of your account, Alvin at [email protected] or call us at +65 6716 9980 (Singapore) / +44 (0) 20 7129 1222 (London) / +61 3 9909 7310 (Australia)

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Chartered Financial Forecasting, Budgeting and Modeling Professional (CFBM™) Reviews and Testimonials

The CFBM course gave me a more practical knowledge in financial forecasting and budgeting. The course is presented in a logical, structured manner that makes it easy to follow the steps. The case studies are relevant and give you the opportunity to apply your new found knowledge.
I have been in the finance industry for almost 15 years. I have come across a few financial forecasting courses, but none as intense or as well-structured as this one. I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to understand forecasting and budgeting better.
The Chartered Financial Forecasting, Budgeting and Modeling Professional program was absolutely fantastic! It provided me with the tools to apply a lot of the theoretical knowledge I have gathered over the years and implement it into financial dynamic forecasting! The models you learn to build through this course bring projects to life, giving you a lot of control and also appreciation towards structured financial forecasting and budgeting. All in all, it was a great experience! I would love to see industry-specific seminars that would allow
The program was extremely well-presented, and it highlighted the most important points to be considered when doing financial forecasts. The sessions were very interactive and informative; I gained a lot of insights from the instructors and peers in class. Overall, I am very satisfied with this program and I am looking forward to putting my knowledge into practice.
I would highly recommend this course to anyone who is looking to improve their skills in financial forecasting and budgeting. Very good applications to my work at HP
I would highly recommend this program for anyone who is interested in learning the theory and practical application of budgeting, forecasting and modeling.

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Supported By The Following Global Associations

New Zealand Financial Markets Association

The New Zealand Financial Markets Association is the professional body for wholesale (institutional) banking in New Zealand. The Association represents the interests of its members in ensuring the sound management of the over-the-counter financial markets.

ASEAN Chartered Professional Accountant Coordinating Committee (ACPACC)

With 500 members, the ASEAN Chartered Professional Accountant Coordinating Committee ( ACPACC ) established and have the authority to confer and withdraw the title ASEAN Chartered Professional Accountant (ASEAN CPA)

Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB)

With 42,000 members, The Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB) is an Australian Government agency that develops and maintains financial reporting standards applicable to entities in the private and public sectors of the Australian economy.

Chartered Financial Forecasting, Budgeting and Modeling Professional (CFBM™)

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