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FP&A Exam Preparation Boot Camp

Virtual Seminar


January 17, 19, 24, 26 & 31, 2017
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

$550 | $650
Not Applicable
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The FP&A Exam Preparation Boot Camp prepares participants for earning the FP&A certification. This program consists of four learning modules that focus on the FP&A exam’s key knowledge areas. The majority of each session’s time allotment will be dedicated to exam preparation. Following a review of the specific knowledge area, participants will review multiple choice questions and task-based simulation problems that pertain to the knowledge area. These questions and problems will challenge the participants to think critically and to apply their FP&A knowledge to specific subject matters.

Module 1, Financial Statement Analysis: January 17
This module covers financial statement analysis and financial ratios. Specific topics include:

  • Constructing and analyzing financial statements
  • Calculating and interpreting financial ratios
  • Using financial statements and ratios to assess firm performance and to perform risk analysis

Module 2, Capital Budgeting: January 19
This module focuses on the application of capital budgeting measures to investment decisions. Capital budgeting measures covered include the payback period, discounted payback period, net present value, internal rate of return, and profitability index. Specific topics include:

  • Calculations and interpretations
  • Model assumptions
  • The strengths and weaknesses of each model
  • Risk assessment via sensitivity analysis and scenario analysis

Module 3, Managerial Accounting: January 24
This module covers key aspects of managerial accounting that aid in assessing the viability of operations. Specific topics include:

  • Cost behavior
  • Cost-volume-profit analysis
  • Break-even analysis
  • Variance analysis

Module 4, Applied Statistical Concepts: January 26
This module focuses on the application of statistical concepts to the FP&A environment. Statistical tools are used primarily in the context of capital budgeting to forecast financial values and to assess risks. Specific topics include:

  • A review of measures of location (e.g., mean, median, and mode) and measures of dispersion (e.g., range, variance, and standard deviation)
  • Confidence intervals
  • Z-scores
  • Regression analysis
Module 5, Question and Answer Session : January 31
This session will provide a forum for open dialogue and general Q&A. In addition, the instructor will discuss general test-taking strategies.

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Matthew Hill, PhD, CTP, FP&A
Assistant Professor of Finance, Arkansas State University

Dr. Matthew Hill is an Assistant Professor of Finance at Arkansas State University. Previously, he was an Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of Southern Mississippi and the J. Ed Turner Chair of Real Estate at the University of Mississippi. His research focuses on real estate investment trusts (REITs), corporate liquidity strategies, and political connections. Journals publishing his research include Financial Management, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Journal of Real Estate Research, Real Estate Economics, and The Financial Review. 

Matt teaches courses on commercial real estate investment, real estate finance, and short-term financial management. He completed his Ph.D. in Finance at Mississippi State University in 2006.