CFI Financial Planning & Analysis Monthly Cash Flow Forecast Model Course

Who should take this FP&A course?

This monthly cash flow modeling course is critical for anyone working in Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), accounting, or finance departments and is required to build monthly financial models in their job.  Career paths may include accounting, finance, treasury, and corporate development.

Recommended Prerequisite

You are expected to have either completed the stated prerequisite course(s) or possess the equivalent knowledge prior to enrolling in this course:

  1. Building a Financial Model in Excel

Monthly cash flow modeling course overview

Master the art of building a rolling 12-month cash flow forecast model in our Financial Planning & Analysis FP&A class. In this monthly cash flow modeling course, you will learn to build an Excel model from scratch complete with assumptions, financials, supporting schedules and charts.

This FP&A course will look at how to forecast revenues, operating expenses and changes in balance sheet items to arrive at monthly cash flow. From there we will assess the financial impact of the forecast on the business, decide if capital needs to be raised, evaluate credit metrics, and create elegant charts to inform management and make executive decisions.

Monthly cash flow modeling key Learning Objectives:

  1. Apply a structured approach to monthly cash flow modeling in Excel
  2. Build up the assumptions and formulas required to forecast the business month by month
  3. Understand how to forecast the financial statements based on the business plan
  4. Calculate the monthly cash flow
  5. Analyze the impact of the forecast on the company’s balance sheet and capitalization
  6. Output relevant graphs to illustrate the cash flow profile to management

What’s covered in this FP&A Excel modeling course?

This FP&A Excel modeling course covers best practices such as building an organized assumptions section, designing better formulas, and creating informative charts and graphs.  More specifically, students will learn how to forecast the income statement, balance sheet, and resulting cash flow, as well as creating schedules for accounts receivable, accounts payable, inventory, property plant and equipment (PP&E), debt and interest.

Excel skills that will be emphasized in this course include conditional formatting, data validation, IF statements, and other formulas and functions required to complete the financial model.


FP&A training and analyst certification

From beginner to advanced, this FP&A training course is designed to teach you how to be a complete financial analyst. This class is one of the 9 required “Core” courses for CFI’s financial analyst training program, which grants the Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA) accreditation.