FP&A Monthly Cash Flow Forecast Model


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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.

Become a certified Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA)®

FP&A Monthly Cash Flow Forecast Model is part of the Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA)® certification, which includes 30 courses.

Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA)® Certification
  • Skills Learned Financial Modeling and Valuation, Sensitivity Analysis, Strategy
  • Career Prep Investment Banking and Equity Research, FP&A, Corporate Development

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7 courses from beginner to intermediate level.


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11 courses from beginner to intermediate level.


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Take 3 out of 11 courses at an advanced level.


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FMVA® Financial Analyst Certification courses are offered 100% online, allowing you the flexibility to start the financial analyst program anytime and learn when it’s most convenient for you.

The program is a part of the All Access Subscription, which includes all programs and courses.

CFI courses are designed by instructors with over 21 years of financial analyst training experience.

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.
Within 48 hours of program completion, your Blockchain Verified FMVA Certification will be emailed to you.

What Our Students Say

FP&A Monthly Cash Flow Forecast Model
Very good explanations and detailed models

Delbert Adivnovak

Awesome as always!
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.

Marco Pelser

Excellent....as usual!
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.

Omar Poventud Miranda

Awesome Explanation and Model
This is the best Model with explanation I have ever seen!!! Keep up the good work

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