FP&A Bootcamp

8.8

(129 ratings)

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2 Weeks

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Cohort-based Course

Create analysis, forecasts, and presentations that drive the business forward. Master the essential skills of Financial Planning & Analysis.

Hosted by

Christian Wattig

Founder FP&A Prep, with 12 years of FP&A leadership experience at P&G, Unilever

Course overview

You need to develop your FP&A skills quickly.

But:


You don’t have a mentor with over a decade of FP&A experience.


You don’t have time to watch hours of so-so educational videos.


And you can’t Google it because you don’t know what you don’t know.


That's why I built FP&A Bootcamp

Who the course is for

01

Finance professionals who want to develop their FP&A skills.

02

Accountants who recently took on forecasting and planning responsibilities.

03

Anyone who needs to tell the financial story of a business

What you will learn

Create reports and deliver financial presentations that inspire action


  • Visualize your financials effectively.


  • Separate signal from noise and insights from raw data.


  • Tell the story of your business and make it stick.


FREE BONUS: A downloadable cheatsheet, a guide on visualizations, and workshop slides with notes.

Take your business partnering skills to the next level


  • How to start the flywheel of effective business partnering


  • A framework to build professional relationships


  • How to create budget discipline without "policing"


FREE BONUS: A video on business partnering best practices, a downloadable cheatsheet, and workshop slides with notes

Develop your Financial Modelling skills


  • Match any business case to the right model


  • Learn the five most commonly used models


  • Machine Learning: Key Concepts


FREE BONUS: Discounted Cash Flow Template, Scenario Modeling Template, Volume Mix Modeling Template, Videos teaching Index/Match, 4 cheatsheets,slides with notes

Master Planning & Forecasting
  • Successfully navigate each of the five phases of the Annual Planning process


  • Best practices for Top-down and Bottom-up Forecasts


  • How to address the most common Planning concerns


FREE BONUS: Real-life examples of the three most common techniques, 2 cheatsheets,slides with notes

8.8

(129 ratings)

What two of the 200+ students say (more reviews at the end)

        I recommend this to everyone who is interested in understanding FP&A. I'm transitioning to an FP&A role and this course helped me get a jumpstart to prepare myself with the skills required to succeed.
Joey J.

Joey J.

Senior Accountant at Hala
        Chris' course was fantastic! It was the perfect refresher I needed to start a new job in FP&A. I thoroughly enjoyed the Zoom class sessions along with the exercises that we did in class.
Helen I.

Helen I.

Senior FP&A Manager at Citi
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Are you considering to enroll a group?


Email christian.w@fpaprep.com

Eight hours of live workshops via Zoom: Learn with a group of peers via role plays, case studies, and small group discussions.


Recordings, summaries, cheat sheets, and templates are yours to keep.


Receive a digital certificate upon successfully completing FP&A Bootcamp.


Course schedule

4-5 hours per week for two weeks
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays

    11:00am - 1:00pm EST

    Four 2-hour-long workshops and two optional Q&A sessions.

  • No required homework

    That way the time commitment is manageable for busy professionals.

  • You have to miss a session?

    All sessions are recorded, so you can watch them at your own time if you can't attend live.

Your investment is 100% risk-free

Your investment is 100% risk-free


If you attend the sessions, actively participate, and still don’t find the course valuable, we’ll happily refund your full payment until 7 days after the end of the course.


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Join an upcoming cohort

FP&A Bootcamp

March 2023

$997 USD

Dates

Mar 21 - 31, 2023

Payment Deadline

Mar 21, 2023

Learning together is more effective - and more fun

Learning together is more effective - and more fun

Active learning, not passive watching

This is a live online course, meaning you’re learning from Christian in real-time via Zoom. The workshops include breakout room discussions, case studies, role plays, and quizzes, so you can identify gaps and apply what you learned right away.

A community of peers

This course brings together a community of people just like you - professionals who want more out of their careers and are ready to work hard for it. You’ll make new connections who can support you throughout this course and beyond.

Tactics, Cheatsheets, and Frameworks

Don't expect just theory and principles. Christian shares best practices that he has seen work across industries. Expect to walk away from each workshop with tools and resources that you can immediately apply to your day-to-day at work.

Meet your instructor

Christian Wattig

Christian Wattig

Christian held various FP&A and leadership roles at Procter & Gamble, Unilever, Squarespace, and Datarails. During this time, he has been responsible for career development, coaching, and daily tasks of over 20 direct reports. 


Christian discovered his passion for teaching when he led the Finance Learning and Development team at Unilever, creating Finance courses for his colleagues.


To continue to develop his own skill set, Christian earned his MBA at NYU Stern School of Business, specializing in Leadership and Change Management.


He created FP&A Bootcamp to help Finance professionals who don’t have access to experienced mentors as Christian had at P&G and Unilever.


FP&A Bootcamp is proudly sponsored by Datarails.

Don't take our word for it:

What prior students have to say about FP&A Bootcamp
        The course takes you through a practical approach to FP&A and you walk away with ideas and strategies you can begin to utilize in your business right away.
Anthony L.

Anthony L.

VP of Finance at Smokey Mos BBQ
        If you are new to FP&A, or have been doing it for years, this is a great course to ensure you are on the correct path. The time commitment isn't so much that you take too much time away from work, but enough that you feel you are getting plenty of resources to take back to your job.
Sara B.

Sara B.

Director of Financial Planning and Analysis at Mosaic
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Join an upcoming cohort

FP&A Bootcamp

March 2023

$997 USD

Dates

Mar 21 - 31, 2023

Payment Deadline

Mar 21, 2023

Course syllabus

01

Financial Storytelling

Effective reporting can achieve more than simply sharing the latest business results.

You can provide early detection of potential issues before they become problems. You can influence strategy setting, by highlighting the metrics that matter. And you can use reporting as a tool to create more accountability in areas that lack critical visibility.

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Presenting Financials

How you present financial information matters. If you don’t just want to inform, but also influence senior decision-makers, then you need to learn how to tell stories with numbers. You need to do so in a way that is clear, concrete, credible, and memorable.

03

Business Partnering

You add value by being a sparring partner for your business partners on strategy and execution, by creating visibility of results, and by raising accountability. You need to do all that without having formal authority. As a result, you need to learn how to build professional relationships and trust.

04

Budget Management

FP&A can be seen as a neutral third party whose mission is to ensure company funds are spent wisely. It's your role to help find the right balance to achieve sustainable growth at the right level of profitability. You will learn how to challenge your business partners on the budget while building the relationship at the same time.

05

Financial Modelling

The magic of a well-crafted financial model is that it results in one number declaring the potential of a complex project. You will become intimately familiar with the most commonly used models, understand their advantages and shortcomings, and gain confidence in knowing when to apply them.

06

Planning & Forecasting

Annual planning can get hectic. It’s also a time to take a step back and think about the business strategically. Having the right approach to planning is critical. You will learn to lead the planning process end to end. You’ll master top-down and bottom-up forecasting to improve accuracy and enable organizational learning in-year.

Get reimbursed by your employer

Get reimbursed by your employer

Use your firm's Learning & Development Budget

Since FP&A Bootcamp teaches job-relevant skills, many of our past students received tuition reimbursement from their employer.

Make the request with a ready-made template

We drafted an email for you listing the course benefits to make it easy to ask for company funding.

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8.8

(129 ratings)

What students say

        The FP&A course material and pace of the presentations strike the perfect balance between learning new insights & key reminders, as well as putting into practice by means of useful interactive small group exercises. I would highly recommend this course, whether you are new to FP&A or have been in the game for 20 years!
Gerrit C.

Gerrit C.

Vice President Finance – FP&A at Clickatell
        The slides were very clear, and the breakout sessions made the materials stick. We also built P&Ls, financial forecasts, and more importantly learned the WHY behind each of these things, which I'll now take back to my business. Would 10/10 recommend this class to anyone interested in enhancing their professional development in finance (and beyond!)
Hannah S.

Hannah S.

Investor Relations and Communications at Carta Healthcare
        I think both experts and folks new to FP&A can learn something from it. Highly recommend.
Michael P.

Michael P.

Finance Manager at NexHealth
        I'm a CFO for a nonprofit and have been preparing financial reports and budgeting/forecasting for over 10 years. This is course is helping me think through how to improve my financial reports and how to improve by budgeting & forecasting processes.
Prudence D.

Prudence D.

CFO at Adjoin
        Best practices on FP&A across the board. As a self-taught individual, this definitely taught me some new processes, reinforce certain ones, and have me rethink some too! Christian is clearly a passionate and knowledgeable teacher. He has created an engaging and very informative course!
Caitlin Z.

Caitlin Z.

Finance Manager at ConvertKit
        For someone who is new or even has some basic knowledge of FP&A, this course would be a very good stepping stone to understanding what goes into the entire FP&A process and how they can apply those techinques to their current jobs.
Danial M.

Danial M.

Regional Financial Controller at Recordati Rare Diseases
        It was a very good refresher on best practices for both FP&A and excel. Having the data and resource sheets to refer back to will be very valuable.
Tommy F.

Tommy F.

VP, Finance & Business Operations at Human Systems Integration
        I've learned A LOT, I'm really glad I took this class at this point in my career. This course taught me a lot that they don't teach in college. Finally getting out of that learning curve!
Maritza O.

Maritza O.

Financial Analyst, Osceola Regional Health Center
        What I have taken away from the course was not only improving on my financial presentations, planning, and forecasting but also how to improve my financial leadership skills within my organization.
Danny T.

Danny T.

CFO at Tedd Todd Insurance
        This course did a great job including both some theoretical and analytical ways of going about working through a plan or forecast. The environment is relaxed and very professional put together.
Brandon L.

Brandon L.

Senior Accountant at CountryMark
        This course was extremely informative about many aspects of FP&A. The different platforms used (kahoot, breakout rooms, case studies) kept everyone engaged. I would definitely recommend it to anyone in the FP&A field.
Mary B.

Mary B.

Senior Manager FP&A
        Christian does an excellent job explaining both the art of presenting information to management and the technical skills needed to construct the story that management needs to hear.
Bradley N.

Bradley N.

FP&A Analyst at Syfan Logistics
        I would recommend the course to FP&A professionals that want to expand their horizons. Chris is really experienced and provides a very interactive and experience-sharing environment.
Luiz P.

Luiz P.

FP&A Lead at Nubank
        Even if you aren't in FP&A, getting a baseline for what the forecasting process looks like will help in other parts of a business. Having more people understand the forecasting/planning and reporting processes will help everyone make better-informed decisions. And this class will certainly help with that.
Dan D.

Dan D.

Financial Analyst at Perform CB
        Insightful course teaching the key FP&A content that every FP&A leader should know. The content is there to utilize even after the course, so it becomes a useful reference area when you need to go back to it. There were plenty of opportunities to practice the content in class, including role plays, modeling, and discussions. Thanks, Christian.
Jitesh J.

Jitesh J.

Senior Financial Analyst at Zendesk
        This course was really great! I am new to FP&A, so I had concerns that it would be so far over my head that I wouldn't really be able to grasp the concepts. Nothing could be further from the truth! I walked away from each lesson with an additional piece of insight on FP&A I previously lacked. Absolutely great course for both beginners and experts!
Colleen R.

Colleen R.

Director of Accounting at Perform CB
        There is a lot of value in gaining the insights of a seasoned veteran. This course delivers without a huge time commitment.
Patrick D.

Patrick D.

VP of Financial Planning & Analysis at Xpansiv
        This course gives a good overview of standard FP&A processes & engages the students with workable hands-on exercises to help them learn firsthand.
Lauren F.

Lauren F.

Financial Analyst at Wounded Warrior Project
        Really helpful course with amazing insights and suitable for every Finance Professional!
Anna A.

Anna A.

Finance Manager at Capmo GMBH
        One of the most complete practical professional development courses I have had. From business partnering soft skills to analytical and performance management.
Mike O.

Mike O.

Vice President Finance at ConnectWise
        Excellent course to get exposure to various aspects of FP&A. It adds value for both FP&A beginners and veterans.  The course is jam-packed with valuable tips, best practices, and frameworks. And it stays interesting throughout with lectures, group breakout exercises, and open-ended Q&A sessions. Highly recommended to all FP&A professionals.
Hassan K.

Hassan K.

FP&A Manager at Ocado Group
        Great approaches to both the planning and forecasting process that I can take back to my company.
Tom I.

Tom I.

VP of Finance at Slingshot Aerospace
        Cuts through to the core issues with each topic. What I found really useful was the importance of storytelling and driving value by generating meaningful conversations across the organization.
Tim P.

Tim P.

Head of Financial Planning and Analysis at Capital Economics
        In my role, I don’t always have the chance to ask for feedback. The course gave me concrete tips I could use on a daily basis. The exercises were very helpful in learning the skills to help me become a more well-rounded Finance professional. I highly recommend the course to anyone who wants to get better at Analysis and Finance Business Partnering.
Anouk B.

Anouk B.

Business Analyst at Randstad
        I work closely with my business partners so improving collaboration is important to me. The real-life techniques for how to build trust were especially helpful.The checklists for forecasting and finding mistakes in Excel will be something I’ll use on a regular basis. Overall, I absolutely enjoyed the course and I already recommended it to a friend.
Nataly C.

Nataly C.

Sales Finance Associate Manager at Upfield
        The course was filled with practical examples and exercises which really were a lot of fun and getting to meet many like-minded people in the course was definitely nice. Overall the course was super informative, practical, and relevant to today's times and covered all major aspects of FP&A.
Jash Y.

Jash Y.

Senior Analyst at Priceline
        The most important thing I took away from the course was how to engage stakeholders in the planning process. Often times we get lost in the data and financials without understanding how to engage other departments. This allows finance to add value across an organization.
Ryan S.

Ryan S.

VP of Finance at M9 Solutions
        This has definitely allowed me to find ways to really own the role in FP&A. I learned ways to be more credible and confident in my role and tools to take away to communicate and align with functional leads in a more effective way. Thank you so much, Christian!
Bianca R.

Bianca R.

Senior Manager, Accounting & FP&A at Super (hellosuper.com)
        As an early-stage startup the planning and budgeting process outline was super helpful to think about our processes and frameworks.
Kishen R.

Kishen R.

Director, Finance & Strategy at Slingshot Aerospace
        The framework and tools provided are a good starting point for anyone who wants to embark in FP&A.
Bao N.

Bao N.

FP&A Manager at NTD APPAREL INC
        Excellent overview of FP&A concepts that make me feel like I have a good base to orient myself in the world of financial reporting and planning.
Jon W.

Jon W.

Accounting Advisory Manager at CFGI
        NPV/IRR exercise was great.  Also, learning to ask better questions to gather better information and data was very valuable.
Ryan M.

Ryan M.

Sr. FP&A Analyst at Teal
        The course gave a solid overview of the FP&A process, which was particularly helpful for me as I have worked with FP&A teams but have not been involved in driving the process.  I also found the excel tips very helpful, along with the demo of DataRails, which was a good example of a real-world FP&A tool.
Matt D.

Matt D.

Corporate Accounting Supervisor at Arcadis
        The most important thing I took away from this course was the high-level process of planning, its goals, pitfalls, and how to create buy-in from business units.
John C.

John C.

Strategic Finance, Techspring Partners
        Process Frameworks in general were most helpful to me. For example, frameworks on modeling design, the financial planning process, and business partnering will be a critical part of my toolkit going forward.
Nakul T.

Nakul T.

Head of Finance, Adarza BioSystems
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Payment Deadline

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