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As a finance manager, you know that the role of finance is crucial to the success of any organization. Our program is designed to provide you with the advanced skills and knowledge necessary to excel in this field. Whether you're looking to advance your career or stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends, this certification program will help you achieve your goals. Our program is designed for senior-level finance professionals who are looking to take their careers to the next level. Whether you're a CFO, financial controller, or finance manager, this certification program will provide you with the tools and knowledge you need to succeed. 

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Format:  Multiple choice | Language: English, French, Chinese simplified, Arabic and Portuguese | Questions: 50 | Duration: 60 minutes | Passing Score: 70 % | Exam mode: online and proctored based 

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  • Access to online study tools with quizzes and practice exam
  • Exam Content enriched with real-world examples and case studies
  • valuable study tips and exam techniques
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  • Use a webcam and a reliable internet connection
  • Take your exam anywhere and anytime
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Certification Toolkit
  • Comprehensive Learning System with exam voucher
  • Premium digital badge and certificate
  • Unique link for online verification anytime, anywhere
  • Up to 3 years of certification validity (Renewable)


The Certified Finance Manager certification is a senior-level designation that signifies a high level of proficiency in the field of finance for CPFA and CPFC certified professional. This certification is designed for finance professionals who have at least 3 years of experience in finance management roles, and who have demonstrated a mastery of the key competencies and skills required for success in this field.

To earn the Certified Finance Manager certification, candidates must pass a rigorous examination that covers a wide range of topics, including financial analysis and reporting, budgeting and forecasting, risk management, investment analysis and portfolio management, and strategic financial planning. Candidates must also demonstrate a strong understanding of the regulatory environment in which finance professionals operate, including tax laws, accounting standards, and other financial regulations.

Beyond the technical skills required for success in finance management, Certified Finance Managers must also possess strong leadership and interpersonal skills, as they are often responsible for managing teams of finance professionals and working closely with other senior leaders within their organization. They must be able to communicate complex financial information in a clear and concise manner, and to make sound financial decisions based on data-driven analysis and strategic thinking.

Overall, the Certified Finance Manager certification is a mark of excellence in the finance profession, and is highly valued by employers and clients alike. It signifies a commitment to ongoing professional development and a dedication to maintaining the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior in the field of finance management.

Why getting certified?

Obtaining a CFM certification demonstrates to employers, colleagues, and clients that you have a deep understanding of financial management principles and practices, as well as a commitment to ongoing professional development. This certification can help you stand out in a competitive job market and can increase your earning potential.

By completing the CFM program, you will not only gain a broad understanding of important financial concepts, but also demonstrate your ability to apply them in real-world situations.

In addition to the knowledge and skills you will gain, obtaining a CFM certification can also help you build a valuable professional network. CFM holders are part of a global community of certified finance professionals, and the certification can help you connect with others in your field, exchange ideas and best practices, and potentially open up new career opportunities.

Overall, getting certified as a senior-level finance manager with the CFM designation is an investment in your career that can pay dividends throughout your professional life.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for our senior level certification program, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Holding a CPFA designation
  • Holding a bachelor's or higher degree in finance, accounting, economics, or a related field from an accredited institution
  • Having a minimum of three (3) years of experience in finance, financial control, accounting and financial management or related fields

Completion of at least 30 hours of training with a GECB approved partner.

Note: The self-study option is available only to candidates who can demonstrate extensive experience in the field of finance or equivalent.

Certification Process

  • Step 1: Determine Your Eligibility Before embarking on your journey to becoming a GECB Certified Finance Manager (CFM), it's crucial to evaluate your eligibility. Review the prerequisites and criteria to ensure you meet the necessary qualification and experience level.
  • Step 2: Submit Your Application Once you've confirmed your eligibility, submit your application for the CFM program. Our streamlined application process is designed to make it easy for you to take the next steps towards achieving professional excellence.
  • Step 3: Application Review, Approval, or Denial Our dedicated team will thoroughly review your application to assess your eligibility. You'll receive prompt notification of either approval or denial. In the case of denial, we'll provide feedback and guidance on how to meet the requirements.
  • Step 4: Purchase Your Certification Toolkit (Upon Approval) Upon approval, you can proceed to purchase your CFM certification toolkit. This bundle includes access to essential study materials and resources to help you prepare efficiently for the examination.
  • Step 5: Prepare for Your Exam To excel in your CFM exam, you are encouraged to join an official training course with a GECB-approved partner, benefitting from a thorough exam preparation, expert guidance and a second chance exam retaking with 50% discount. Alternatively, self-study candidates opting for independent exam preparation should have extensive experience in the field to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the content.
  • Step 6: Schedule Your Exam GECB offers multiple opportunities to take your online exams. CFM exams are held four times a year, at the end of each quarter. However, additional exam windows can be requested by GECB approved partners. Select a suitable exam date and write to us for scheduling.
  • Step 7: Take Your Exam Online Sit for your CFM exam, and upon completion, receive your instant results. Our automated system will swiftly assess your performance and provide you with your exam outcome.
  • Step 8: Become Certified Upon successfully passing the exam, the certification committee will review the report submitted by our proctor. Within seven days, you'll receive your prestigious digital premium certificate suitable for framing. Our digital badges and certificates are accessible and verifiable anytime, anywhere, on any device with an internet connection. You can easily showcase your achievements to potential employers, partners or colleagues, enhancing your professional reputation and visibility on a global scale.

  • Step 9: Receive Your Hard Copy Certificate (Optional) For those who prefer a tangible symbol of their achievement, GECB offers the option to receive an official hard copy certificate with a premium stamp. Upon your request and for additional cost, our certification committee will expedite the production of this prestigious document. Within 30 days, your hard copy certificate will be dispatched through internationally recognized courier services such as DHL, UPS, FedEx, or equivalent, ensuring its safe and timely delivery to your doorstep.
  • Step 10: Maintain Your Certification At GECB, we understand that professional development is an ongoing journey. To keep your designation current and continuously reflect your expertise, each GECB certificate is valid for three (3) years. The process of maintaining your certification is straightforward. You are required to provide proof of a minimum level of continuing professional development (CPD) and renew your membership within the GECB community of certified professionals. For a nominal fee of 149 USD, your certification is extended for another three years period. There's no need to undergo the examination process again. The GECB Certification Committee will promptly issue a new premium digital certificate, ensuring your professional standing remains at its peak.

Note: With our membership policy, you will enjoy the benefits of renewing all your certifications by paying a single fee, rather than incurring separate renewal cost for each certification obtained, as our competitors do.

Join the ranks of distinguished professionals who have chosen GECB for their career development. Experience the quality and excellence that set GECB apart in the world of professional certification.

  • Module 1 Understanding the Finance Function
  • Module 2 Financial Planning and Strategy
  • Module 3 Capital Management
  • Module 4 Managing the accounting department
  • Module 5 Managing the treasury department
  • Module 6 Managing the Finance Team
  • Module 7 Performance management and development
  • Module 8 Leadership and Communication Skills for Finance Managers
  • Module 9 Conflict resolution and negotiation skills
  • Module 10 Digital transformation in finance

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2024 Exam Windows

  • March 25 or 31
  • June 24 or 30
  • September 22 or 30
  • December 22 or 30

Learning options available

Instructor-Led Learning

  • Structured Learning Environment: Ideal for individuals who thrive in a structured study environment. Instructor-led classes provide a well-organized and guided approach to your certification journey.
  • GECB-Approved Partners: These classes are conducted by GECB-approved partners worldwide, ensuring quality instruction.
  • Peer Interaction: Benefit from valuable peer discussions and networking opportunities, enhancing your understanding of the subject matter.

Instructor-Supported Learning

  • Flexible Support: Designed for candidates who seek instructor support but have unpredictable schedules.
  • Personalized Assistance: Receive personalized assistance online from GECB-approved partners.
  • No Set Meeting Times: There are no required meeting times, allowing you to complete assignments and study at your own pace.

Corporate and Group Learning

  • Tailored for Groups: Ideal for both small and large groups, offering flexibility for self-study or instructor-led classes.
  • Virtual Learning: GECB assists in organizing groups, whether participants are in one location or geographically dispersed.
  • Structured Progress Tracking: Utilize online group reporting to monitor progress, ensuring your training investment is optimized.

Self-Study Option

  • Eligibility: Suited for experienced professionals with busy or unpredictable schedules.
  • Learn at Your Own Pace: Study independently with complete autonomy in your learning process, aligning with your unique schedule.
  • Exam Flexibility: Schedule and take your exam online within the allotted period, providing convenience and control over your certification journey.
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