Recommended Prep Course

These preparatory courses are optional, but we recommend you to complete the stated prep course(s) or possess the equivalent knowledge prior to enrolling in this course:

  1. Building a 3 Statement Financial Model

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.

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Monthly cash flow modeling course objectives

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

FP&A Monthly Cash Flow Forecast Modeling

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Students must complete all core and elective courses (14 in total) and demonstrate mastery of the topics through successful completion of course materials, quizzes, and assessments.
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What Our Students Say

Dans Jurcāns
FP&A Cash Flow Forecast Model
The course is set up to demonstrate how to switch from annual to monthly models within the framework we've already been familiarized with. It also includes a practical demonstration of the bottom-up forecasting approach (as opposed to incremental in previous courses), and is a good opportunity to once again practice filling in a 3-statement model under Tim's tutelage. Excellent course overall!
Matome Tsholetsa Malema
FP&A cashflow Forecast Model
Very informative course on this very critical aspect of running a successful business.
Michael Nitto
Great Course
If you are interested in learning key fundamentals on forecasting for monthly, quarterly, and annual financial operations this course is hands down the best. Very intuitive provides a great amount of detail and valuable examples. I highly recommend this course.
Syed Agha Suhail Haider
Impressive course outlines, details, structure and High quality video
I am very impressed with the CFI course structures and their high class videos that I can applied at my job right away after learning. I recommend this program to every university student because you will learn practical skills which can certainly support you to land at good job or if you already working then it will make it easier for you to climb at growth ladder.
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Gift Nwakaji
This course was quite engaging. Thanks to Tim and his team.
Abhay Kumar Sinha
Enjoyed the course, got a very good grasp of how the forecast is conducted, involving income statement, balance sheet and cash flow statement, techniques used to protect and validate data, meaningful charts describing the company's status with respect to cash flow. Course is very well designed and instructors are really great to explain every bit of material, without wasting any time and very precise and always to the point.
Olga Nielsen, MBA
A great course that summarizes and further deepens the knowledge and skills presented in prior courses.
Ronnett Cummings Malcolm
The course was great at demonstrating how a cash flow model can be done without being complex. Great work to the Team I feel very empowered and confident.
Hendra Rakhmawan
This course covers all important topics for create forecast model. Hands-on practice through the course really helpful to understand the topics... Highly recommended
Adam Jimenez
As a financial analyst who has worked in the Oil & Gas and Technology industries this course was extremely beneficial. These are great examples which can be applied to any industry.
This course provide practical guidance on how to building cash flow forecast on a monthly (or quarterly or semi-annually basis) from scratch to a excellent final product that gives management the insights its needs to make strategic decisions. Very easy to follow and excellently delivered course.
Jose Olmedo
Samuel Suárez Marranzini
I learned very useful information from this course, I strongly recommend it to anyone who wants to create a monthly cash flow forecast model and analysis.
Panagis (Panos) Alivizatos
Very engaging and detailed course
Gabriela Mackie
I m still to due the assessment, but I can not stop myself commenting on the immense applicability of this course as well as the user friendly interface that makes you sail through , acquiring practical experience ! Excellent , thank you !
Sandeep Rai
The course touches upon the basic concepts of FP&A and its applications in the real world. A must for someone who wants to understand the FP&A modelling concepts
Christopher Ross
This is a great course with great illustration. I love it.
Bryan Caxton Njogu
With all the finance knowledge you might have, this course will definitely teach you something new with every topic they cover - old dogs can learn new tricks here. Very informative and educative. They simplify everything that you think is difficult.
Osama Gamal Abdulaziz
I have an issue in complete this course and view the certificate because i am not able to mark the survey section as completed
Laurent Lefebvre
This course was quick and effective, implementing what was learned in the three statement model course.
Charles Mbako Kenji
An excellent and very engaging course
David Eduardo Avalos Barrios
The quality of the course is excellent. FP&A Monthly Cash Flow Forecast Model course is clear and understandable, moreover, the approach applied is easy to follow.
Abdellatif A. E. Ibrahim
Thank you! Very professional course I enjoy it.
iulian Cojocaru
very useful
Vinodh Kumar Soundararajan
Mark Morse
Very challenging and the test was challenging.
Mahlogonolo Strayson Vermeulen
Excellent module
Samirah Tumsah
The course is both comprehensive and easy to understand. I highly recommend this course to anyone seeking to learn Cash Flow Forecast Modeling.
Omar Poventud Miranda
The course was straight to the point (2 to 4 hours) and covered several important topics as the Balance Sheet, Income Statement, and Cash Flow Statement. Very clear explaining key formulas and inputs. Highly recommended.
oscar coto
Easy to understand, friendly user and covers the important concepts of forecasting. Really adding value to the professional´s curriculum.
Nishant Kumar
It is one of the most developed and simultaneously brilliant and helpful sessions on the monthly forecast model. Tim Vipond is incredible as consistently by showing his super ability. It makes you increasingly certain about the tremendous objective of turning into a world-class Financial Analyst.
I Wayan Subagia
No Need to review, If we try We can Answer the all questions
Pamela Isidori
The CFI FP&A Monthly Cash Flow I really enjoyed everything about your program. I have learned so much. Thanks for this amazing opportunity. Pamela Isidori
Bryce Nie
Tim Vipond is a very good teacher. The notes were very well structured and good for the user. This is what should have been taught in "building a financial model." That course was absolute garbage, notes were bad and the teacher sucked.
Marco Pelser
I'm not even done with this course yet—in fact, I just started it—and I'm very happy with it already! It's awesome. I work a lot, sometimes I work multiple jobs per week—each highly complex, requiring a lot of top–bottom level skills. Balancing my studying of these courses with my working schedule has never been easier, however not if you are a lazy person. Make no mistake, these tasks are not doable without challenge, but as the saying goes, "Give a busy man/woman the job and you can rest assured it will get done." That's why, if you want to be seen as a world-class analyst in any field, whether exclusively for the money or for a more passionate reason (and I have nothing against the collectively balancing powers of self-interest, provided they are sustainable), you should not just attempt these courses but really push yourself to complete the entire process, and go after the FMVA designation. It's not the same otherwise... Whether for the perks, for the profits, or for the passion you have to protect the environment, financial planning and analysis as offered by the CFI is a must if you want world-class insights and skills. I can attest to that because all of the experts I cross paths with, as a data analyst in the pharmaceutical industry, echo the relevance of several topics I've discovered that is being taught at the CFI. Better still, people at the CFI will teach you to understand; the key to retaining and applying all forms of knowledge. In order for me to become successful as a data analyst—and my dream being to help the UN shape policies that will make greener economies more profitable—I must hammer down on my craft daily, to make sure I'm on the right track. I must have the advanced insights into finance, economics, and earth sciences, all of which take a high degree of detail into consideration; for the real-world application of data. But make no mistake, regardless of your career path, these FP&A skills are vital. Moreover, CFI's FP&A is just one of the many things the CFI is offering which is going to take you places, but the designation is what you are really, truly after. Whether your career is for-profit or not, risk management, environmental auditing, enterprise resource planning, inventory or overall asset management, corporate finance as a whole, and pretty much anything else to do with business today, you will require what is being taught comprehensively at the CFI, through its FMVA program. This is why the FMVA designation is your access point, your way of saying, "This is what I have to bring to the table. And, this is where I see myself." For that reason, I recommend that you not just attempt the courses but rather pursue an FMVA designation... My chosen career path is about helping to save the environment, but only because making money has not been an obstacle for me my entire life. For that reason, I wish to pursue my passion in life which involves coming up with ever more advanced and feasible energy alternatives, or uses in every industry. The only way to do that is to help shift investments towards a sustainable direction. I see the pharmaceutical industry as a great way to start doing that because plant-based medicines encourage a sustainable supply of plant-life, and increasing research into various different kinds of plant-life helps us to protect their existence. The biomes that are important to the survival of such plant-life also, as a consequence of financial interests, garner support for their sustainability and study. More so, this also has implications industry-wide, and not just in the pharmaceutical industries. For example, EP&A (environmental planning and assessment) is crucial for the survival of all industries—in terms of R&D (research and development), which feeds into developing IP (intellectual property)—and the ability for industries to maintain their future supplies, study samples, and much, much more... This is where FP&A comes in! It fulfills a crucial role, if not the most crucial in keeping those whole show alive, by keeping the procurement, production, administration, and distribution processes in strong cohesion with the overall financial plan. Without that it is next to impossible to strike up a balance between profits and sustainable development. This is no small task. It requires advanced competencies, so just take my word for it! As this is an industry-wide concern—transcending supply chain management and logistics—I can promise you that you will be vetted by industry leaders in your FP&A capabilities, most definitely. The CFI's FMVA program will help you to get it right from the start, the right way, and right away! Don't waste your time, start today.
Arkadi Avagyan
Really very good course! A lot of new knowledge and all useful! I am very satisfied and will recommend to best friends!
Alvin Tezi
Practical, step by step approach to learning FP&A Forecasting has no doubt been very helpful in understanding this concept. Glad I took this course
CFI is my Master this was awesome. I went through all the excel calculations and got my certificate. What a master piece I love it CFI THANKS!
Delbert Adivnovak
Very good explanations and detailed models
Saroj Kumar
This is the best Model with explanation I have ever seen!!! Keep up the good work
Kaushik Agarwal
The course is a win-win situation for all. Along with being comprehensive, it explains and breaks down everything in a very simple manner. Though, I do believe, some more content could be incorporated into the same, to make it feel like a Level 2 Course.
Andy Coleman
I work in Asset Based Lending where short-term financing needs are key. I used this template and changed it to a 13-week cash flow spreadsheet. I have been able to modify credits using the quantitative data this spreadsheet provides.
sanjoy roy
I am grateful to Tim for explaining to me such a complex concept in an extremely lucid manner. I can summarize what I had learned in this course in these words: What I had learned in this course would have taken me months on my own. It is very well guided, well crafted and well explained.
Teka Derick Tikum
Highly recommendable for my colleagues out there. Awesome Course in your day-to-day finance career
Mike Glennon
A great basic introduction to the rolling cash flow concept.
Olga Filatova
Dear Tim, I never leave any feedback. But in this case I have found your course just awesome! A long time I have struggled to find a course on the internet with the combination of high professional Financial & Excel modelling skills. Yours is a profound hallmark, and due to your practical background in finance, your model is in all aspects very highly rating. Not only the model, but the training organization itself is great - structure, logic is easy to follow, clear explanation. I believe it is worth much more than I paid for it and I feel myself very lucky that I have taken your amazing courses.
Yembondame Dahmtaré LARE
The FP&A Rolling Cash Flow Forecast Course was very helpful and a good review of the financial modeling in Excel course. I like the way the instructor used the First principles approach in the course. Awesome!
Barbara Alvarez
This courses does a great job at explaining how to build a cash flow model from scratch. Very useful information well taught.

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