Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst

The FMVA is a certificate in the field of financial and administrative accounting, and it is provided by the IMA (Institute of Management Accountants), located in the United States of America.

Program Overview

The FMVA Program is a one-part exam that tests the fundamentals offinancial model, dashboard and presentation for specific project at the professional level. The FMVA Program is typically completed by those with backgrounds in Finance, Accounting, Excel, Financial modeling, Valuation, Forecasting.

In Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Middle East generally, we strongly believe that passing FMVA would give you a competitive edge in terms of CV screening for more thorough intense practical knowledge about everything related to financial modeling and Valuation, higher chances to answer technical interview questions, and more chances for promotions in work that is related to finance and Analysis.

Suitable careers related to FMVA

Investment Banking

Provide capital market financing and financial advisory services (e.g., M&A, restructurings).

Equity Research

Provide investors with financial analysis and recommendations on whether to buy, hold, or sell a particular investment.

Corporate Development

Pursue and execute organic and inorganic growth opportunities for a corporation.

Private Equity

Invest in businesses with the goal of increasing their value over time before divesting of the investment.

Financial Planning & Analysis

Develop budgets and forecasts that support a corporation’s strategic planning process.

Study Topics Overview

Accounting (5% of course weight)

  • • Identify key items on the financial statements and describe the interrelationship between all the components
  • • Explain the fundamental accounting principles that underly detailed accounting standards
  • • Identify the key accounting standards commonly encountered by financial analysts and explain the impact on financial statements and financial models

Excel (17% of course weight)

  • • Utilize the keyboard shortcuts to save time and be more efficient in Excel
  • • Conduct data analysis using data tables, pivot tables, and other common functions
  • • Use advanced formulas and functions to enhance the functionality of financial models

Finance (23% of course weight)

  • • Explain key concepts around capital investments, the capital-raising process, different forms of financing, and the optimal capital structure
  • • Assess the profitability, efficiency, returns, and value of a business using common financial ratios and analytical tool
  • • Use key statistical measures to assess trends and relationships within sets of data

Financial Modeling (25% of course weight)

  • • Build a dynamic, logically designed, well-structured 3-statement financial model
  • • Create multi-year forecasts for the income statement, cash flow, and balance sheet
  • • Perform scenario and sensitivity analyses to enhance the robustness of the financial modeling

Valuation (10% of course weight)

  • • Identify the different valuation methodologies and discuss the pros and cons of each
  • • Perform a valuation analysis using comparable company and precedent transactions analysis
  • • Calculate the weighted-average cost of capital and construct a DCF model in Excel

Budgeting and Forecasting (8% of course weight)

  • • Apply various forecasting techniques to develop a robust financial forecast
  • • Track actual performance against budgeted amounts using variance analysis and other techniques
  • • Analyze the impact of a variance analysis on the financial statements and use the results to improve the budgeting process

Presentations and Visuals (8% oof course weight)

  • • Create insightful dashboards and advance data visualization techniques to communicate the results of financial analysis
  • • Create aesthetically pleasing and insightful charts, graphs, and tables in Excel
  • • Design impactful presentations to communicate key messages to a wide variety of audiences

Strategy (4% of course weight)

  • • Differentiate between the different levels of a company’s strategy
  • • Perform an analysis of external forces and internal competencies and assess the impact on a company’s competitive advantage
  • • Generate, evaluate and select optimal strategic alternatives and tie these to a company’s mission, vision, and goals

FMVA Course & Exam Details


Finance Coach offers FMVA courses in Cairo (Dokki, Nasr City) in Egypt. We also provide FMVA online courses to Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Kuwait


FMVA course duration is 60 hours, with two lectures per week (3 hours per lecture)


2 instructors per each course, with different experience and way of teaching


Instructors are certified with 10 -15 years of experience

FMVA Fees: CFA registration and exam fees are USD 497


The exam doesn’t have a specific schedule.


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