Certified Finance Manager
Gecb - Certified Finance Manager. Get Certified
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.
Format: Multiple choice | Language: English, French, Spanish, Arabic and Portuguese | Questions: 50 | Duration: 60 minutes | Passing Score: 70 % | Exam mode: online and proctored based | Renewal: After 3 years
- Personalized digital books (Newest edition)
- Online study tools with quizzes, practice exam, learning activities and resource center (instructor support not included)
- CFM Exam Content Manual (ECM)
- Study tips and exam techniques
- Exam cost, not included
- Your Exam is online and proctored based
- Use a webcam and a reliable internet connection
- Take your exam anywhere and anytime
- Get results immediately
- Receive your digital badge and share your achievement instantly
- Use your premium certification right away
- Access our certification registry anytime for online verification
- Study materials, not included
- CFM Learning System and exam voucher
- 2nd Chance Exam (restrictions apply)
- Digital books, online quizzes and test with immediate feedback
- Online study tools with quizzes, practice exams, learning activities and resource center
- CFM Exam Content Manual (ECM)
- No additional costs for up 3 years
- A digital badge and premium certificate
- 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.
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.
To qualify for the CFM designation, candidates must have a bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, economics, or a related field, and at least 3 years of experience in finance, financial control, accounting and financial management. They must also pass a rigorous examination that tests their knowledge and skills in financial management and strategy.
- Being CPFA or CPFC certified
- Three (3) or more years of practical experience in financial management or related fields
- Completion of an E-Course is not mandatory from GECB portal, but is highly recommended
Application and exam
- Step 1: Determine your eligibility
- Step 2: Choose your learning option
- Step 3: Purchase your CFM bundle
- Step 4: Prepare for your exam through self-study or take a GECB-approved preparation course
- Step 5: Schedule your exam. GECB exams take place 4 times a year, every end of term. Additional windows may be requested by GECB-recognized partners.
- Step 6: Get certified in case of successful completion and receive your digital badge and certificate
- Step 8: Shareable and globally accessible: Your digital badges and certificates can be accessed and verified anytime, anywhere, on any device with an internet connection. You can easily showcase your achievements to potential employers, customers or colleagues, enhancing your professional reputation and visibility on a global scale.
Each GECB certificate is valid for three (3) years. To renew your designation, you need to provide proof of a minimum continuing professional development (CPD) and renew your membership to the GECB community of certified professionals by paying the required fees (149 USD). Your certification is then extended for three more years and a new premium digital certificate is issued by the GECB Certification Committee. No need to write the exam again.
- 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
2023 Exam Windows
- March 25 or 31
- June 24 or 30
- September 22 or 30
- December 22 or 30
Learning options for any study style
Ideal for self-starters and those with unpredictable schedules. The self-study option means you can learn on your own anytime, day or night — whatever best accommodates your schedule. The Learning System includes both digital books and access to an online, interactive platform. Contact us.
Ideal for individuals who prefer a structured study environment. Instructor-led classes are offered by approved GECB partners worldwide. These traditional classes combine the Learning System with the guidance of a GECB-recognized instructor and provide valuable peer discussion and networking. Contact us.
Ideal for those who want instructor support but can’t attend classes at a set time. Instructor-supported online classes are offered either through pre-recorded video courses or personalized assistance. You may be assigned one instructor for the duration of your program, but there is no required meeting time, so you can complete assignments on your own schedule. Contact us.
Corporate and group
Ideal for small and large groups for self-study or instructor-led classes. We’ll help you organize groups of self-study or instructor-led classes virtually. Whether participants are local to one site or geographically dispersed, structured learning and online group reporting will help track progress and optimize your training investment. Contact us.