FP&A Bootcamp

4.5

(262 ratings)

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4 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.

Previously at

Unilever
Squarespace

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.
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"


Develop your Financial Modelling skills


  • Match any business case to the right model


  • Learn the five most commonly used models


  • Machine Learning: Key Concepts
Master Planning & Forecasting
  • Successfully navigate each of the five phases of the Annual Planning process


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


  • Budgeting & Forecasting techniques


This course includes

5 interactive live sessions

Lifetime access to course materials

32 in-depth lessons

Direct access to instructor

Projects to apply learnings

Guided feedback & reflection

Private community of peers

Course certificate upon completion

Maven Satisfaction Guarantee

This course is backed by Maven’s guarantee. You can receive a full refund within 14 days after the course ends, provided you meet the completion criteria in our refund policy.

4.5

(262 ratings)

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FP&A Training Schedule

A total of eight hours of live workshops
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays

    9 am - 11 am pst | 12 pm - 2 pm est

    Four 2-hour-long live workshops where you learn with a group of peers via small group discussions, case studies, and role plays.

  • 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.

Earn 7.5 CPE credits with FP&A Bootcamp

Earn 7.5 CPE credits with FP&A Bootcamp

FP&A Prep LLC is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.  State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit.  Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its web site: www.nasbaregistry.org

Bonus: Live Group Coaching

Bonus: Live Group Coaching

I want to make sure that every FP&A challenge you face gets addressed.

So I added a group coaching session to the curriculum.

It’s a 1.5-hour live session where I answer your questions and we can go deeper into the topics we discussed during the workshops.

Bonus: The Art & Science of Forecasting

Bonus: The Art & Science of Forecasting

“The Art & Science of Forecasting” is a self-paced course featuring 45 video lessons amounting to 3 hours of insights.

It's designed to be flexible - go at your own pace, skip what you're already a pro at, and revisit lessons for deeper understanding.

This course is sold separately, but I have decided to include it as a free bonus for FP&A Bootcamp students.


You can learn more about the curriculum at ForecastingMastery.com

Bonus: 19 Handouts

Bonus: 19 Handouts

We cover a lot during the four workshops, so I want to make the material as easily accessible for you as possible.

I included 19 summaries, cheat sheets, checklists, and templates. In addition, you'll get the recordings and slides with my notes.

That way, you can easily refer back to the materials later on when you need them.

Bonus: Business Partnering Masterclass

Bonus: Business Partnering Masterclass

Business partnering is such a rich and important topic that I wasn’t able to fit all my insights into a two-hour workshop.

So I decided to record an additional class about how to master the four pillars of becoming a strategic advisor to the business.

You only get to the recording as a FP&A Bootcamp student.

Bonus: Speed-up your Reporting Masterclass

Bonus: Speed-up your Reporting Masterclass

A common issue is that the month-end close process and associated slide decks take so long to prepare that little time is left to do deep analysis and business partnering. 

So I created a class that covers my strategies to speed up your reporting process. 

It’s 18 tips covering challenges, such as:


  • How to speed up variance analysis
  • How to address data availability issues
  • How to get fewer last-minute change requests


Lifetime Access

Lifetime Access

I recognize that you will be able to apply some learnings right away, while you will run into other challenges at a later point in time.

So, I decided to give you lifetime access to all the FP&A Bootcamp resources and bonuses.

This includes full recordings of the workshops and the slides with my notes.

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.


What you are getting with FP&A Bootcamp

What you are getting with FP&A Bootcamp

The next cohort starts on May 21st 2024.


Join now while seats last.

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FP&A Course Reviews (more at the end)

        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

Meet your instructor

Christian Wattig

Christian Wattig

Christian Wattig is an FP&A expert and thought leader with over a decade of FP&A leadership experience at multi-national consumer goods companies Procter & Gamble and Unilever, as well as at the fast-growing tech companies Squarespace and Datarails. 

 

After completing his MBA at NYU Stern, Christian founded the education company FP&A Prep. He teaches FP&A skills to corporate finance teams through live seminars, online courses, and custom on-site training.

 

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.

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 financial planning and analysis 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 financial planning and analysis best practices and resources that you can immediately apply to your day-to-day at work.

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

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More FP&A Workshop Reviews

        This course covers a broad range of topics, but Christian does a wonderful job going through it all without it becoming overwhelming. The handouts and additional content that become available in the course afterward are worth the price of admission alone! The Q&A sessions each week outside of the courses were also very much appreciated. 
Joshua B.

Joshua B.

Director of Finance at Spire
        This is both a good refresher for seasoned professionals and a good introduction for individuals with less experience. Time went by very fast as it was an enjoyable course.
Steve D.

Steve D.

CFO at WAFLA
        Very enjoyable class covering a wide range of material. Fast paced with plenty of time for questions.
Teresa D.

Teresa D.

Controller at Biocidin Botanicals
        A welcome refresher on how to achieve best in class FP&A standards. Starts off with high level concepts and goes progressively deeper with live case-studies and worked examples to aid in retention. Would recommend for rookies and more experienced folk alike.
Lambro A.

Lambro A.

CFO at Modern Milkman
        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 course was incredibly beneficial. Christian's teaching style was exceptional as he meticulously covered each and every topic, ensuring that we stayed focused throughout. I particularly appreciated the valuable insights he provided on handling challenging situations, allowing me to enhance my skills in that area.
Eddie W.

Eddie W.

Manager of Accounting Automation & Financial Planning at CFO Squad
        The course was a game-changer in understanding FP&A techniques. I really enjoyed learning from Christian's experience as well as my classmates.
Josh H.

Josh H.

FP&A Manager at Graybar
        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
        I recently took part in this course and I can confidently say it was an amazing experience. The bootcamp provided an interactive learning environment and featured a variety of activities and exercises designed to help participants apply their knowledge and continue learning. Overall, the experience was invaluable.
Gaurav S.

Gaurav S.

FP&A Manager at Waystone
        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
        It was really helpful to network with others in the session and bounce ideas off each other.
Bryce V.

Bryce V.

Vice President, Finance & Administration at Education Canada
        Really enjoyed the course. Full of great content and delivered in a clear and concise way with frequent interactive situations. Definitely recommend it.
Shari S.

Shari S.

Senior Accountant
        The course covers some really practical advice that I can implement immediately in my budgeting and planning process.
Ikram K.

Ikram K.

Manager, Corporate FP&A at Cruise Saudi
        A lot of insights, well rounded class! 
Anna Y.

Anna Y.

Director of Finance at Interlaced.io
        I would recommend every one to join the course with Christian, everything is so practical and all of the questions you have will be responded by him or even by the professional group of students that are with you in the class.
Claudia S.

Claudia S.

Financial Analyst FP&A at Stori
        I enjoyed this course and how much I feel I now know about best practices when doing forecasting. 
Courtnee B.

Courtnee B.

Financial Analyst at Mity Inc.
        Provides a great overview for those beginning in or transitioning to FP&A. Discussion and live examples, very helpful.
Kyla J.

Kyla J.

Controller at Cadence
        The course provides a great overview and in-depth discussions of the fundamental topics for FP&A. I think every analyst and Finance manager should take the course as a good foundation to set them up on the right growth path for their career. 
Kristine K.

Kristine K.

Senior Finance Manager at Fluidigm
        The bootcamp was very effective and useful, great way to learn, very interactive, and right mix of relevant topics and material.
Ragini S.

Ragini S.

FP&A Manager at Edge 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
        I looked forward to each session. The pace was very good, and Christian was clear and concise. There was a lot of collaboration and opportunity to practice, which was really great. I would highly recommend this course if you are looking to brush up on your current fp&a skills or if you are trying to make a jump from more of an accounting role.
Amy W.

Amy W.

Controller at DB Insurance
        Extremely helpful regardless of your level of experience. Real world examples that are helpful to learn and use in your job. Excellent
Gregory F.

Gregory F.

FP&A Consultant at Falcon Financial Consulting Services
        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
        I took Christian's class and really took home a lot. I also realized that cohort-based courses were much better than buying a class and watching whenever. The accountability component was huge.
Marc A.

Marc A.

Senior Director of Research at CB Insights
        Being away from Finance for a couple of years, this course was a great refresher. It also gave me a great framework on how to build an FP&A team, and how to ask better questions. 
Dustin M.

Dustin M.

Financial Planning Analyst at Mountainland Supply Company
        It is practical and helps to structure the experience which you might have figured out already in practice. Helps to get best FPA techniques and get confident enough to implement it as a best practice in your company. 
Aksana M.

Aksana M.

CFO at Novakid
        Great course for understanding how to best run FP&A at a company. 
Jemini P.

Jemini P.

Head of Finance at Office Hours
        This was a great crash course on FP&A. It helped clarify some gray areas I've had in my current role, and helped validate some assumptions I've had but haven't been able to confidently support. The schedule also didn't compete too much with my work schedule and didn't feel too overwhelming. I would definitely recommend it.
Julie E.

Julie E.

Director of Finance at Propel
        Really insightful course which can provide good foundations for working in an FP&A role. Helps you understand what you already know and where your knowledge gaps may be.
Jonathan E.

Jonathan E.

Financial Controller at Distributed
        This is a great course to review FP&A principals and understand execution. The supplement materials are great and helpful to use in your course of business.  
Angela C.

Angela C.

Finance & Operations Consultant
        Definitely for you if you are starting out/looking to grow as an FP&A leader providing value in whichever organisation you work.
Adetayo S.

Adetayo S.

Divisional Finance Manager at DemandScience
        I'd recommend this course to anyone trying to learn more about how FP&A functions at different organizations. This subject matter is not a part of any college coursework. The practical tips and content within this course are helpful to any professional working in data science, finance, accounting fields.  
Shweta R.

Shweta R.

Controller at Palantir Technologies
        If you're looking to grab best practices around how to be a strategic FP&A leader vs. "preparing the company report card", this is a great course. Christian covered lots of actionable content on business partnering, forecasting, and "telling the story". Highly recommend; lots of knowledge relative to the time investment that I made.
Matt V.

Matt V.

COO at SaaS Academy
        Someone thinking of transitioning to FP&A role or expanding their responsibilities to cover FP&A would greatly benefit from this course. Gives a great reference to what you are in for.
Michel C.

Michel C.

VP of Finance at Excel Impact
        A solid overview of FP&A, with some nice interactive exercises to get you thinking about how to implement what you're learning. 
Douglas P.

Douglas P.

FP&A Manager at Butternut Box
        Very thorough deep dive into FP&A issues and best practices. Interactive with student participation helps crystallize the subject matter. 
Ivan B.

Ivan B.

Strategic Finance Manager at Pricefx
        Amazing course. It has everything from the structured frameworks on FP&A, supplemented by experiential advice from Christian and your fellow boot campers.  Regardless of your skill level, whether you just landed your first-time role in FP&A or you've been in the industry for decades (like me), you will walk away having expanded your skill set.
Andrew B.

Andrew B.

Head of Finance at Xanadu
        If you want to sharpen what you already know, this is a great refresher which makes you think differently. If you want to understand the key areas, this is your go to course. Highly recommend. My manager who has 10+ experience did this course and he recommended it to me.
Hiral S.

Hiral S.

FP&A Analyst
        The course was very informative. I found the Storytelling part of the course really useful as I have to do that as part of my role but sometimes it's hard to know where to focus. Thanks Christian, you have really helped me get started with my FP&A journey.
Abigail M.

Abigail M.

Management Accountant at Quill
        Christian does a great job going over high level concepts, but also highlighting granular details that will help our budgeting process going forward.
Ryan D.

Ryan D.

Financial Reporting Manager at Xanadu
        This course provides a depth of knowledge in a short amount of time as well as additional resources that can be accessed at your own pace. It is great for anyone wanting to learn more in the FP&A space as it covers a wide range of topics and additional Q&A sessions for specific participant needs.
Renee B.

Renee B.

Vice President - Controller at Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative
        The BootCamp is a great crash course on FP&A fundamentals. Christain does a great job teaching and engaging the class. I highly recommend it!
Midhat A.

Midhat A.

Financial Analyst at Biome Renewables
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