ACCA partners with the Financial Modeling Institute offering members its Advanced Financial Modeler accreditation

The Financial Modeling Institute (FMI) gives the ACCA community a further competitive edge by providing them with the opportunity to further distinguish their skills and progress their careers by completing its world-class Advanced Financial Modeler accreditation.

The Financial Modeling Institute (FMI), the only financial modelling accreditation body in the world, serving candidates in over 50 countries, announced today its collaboration with ACCA. The new partnership highlights both organisations’ commitment to provide the most relevant, cutting-edge education in the field. ACCA members will have the opportunity to obtain FMI’s Level 1 Advanced Financial Modeler (AFM) accreditation, enabling them to differentiate themselves by demonstrating that they have the advanced financial modelling skills most valued by employers worldwide. FMI is recognized globally for providing the most respected accreditations in financial modelling.

“Financial modelling has never been more important for accountants, and our new partnership with FMI provides our members with the ability to further strengthen their value to any company or organisation,” said Reza Ali, Director of Learning and Commercial at ACCA. “FMI provides accreditation unlike any other finance qualification, it sets the standard in financial modelling because it teaches candidates to elegantly structure, efficiently build, and clearly communicate. This collaboration will have an important role in leading our members into the future of the accounting profession.”

“We’re thrilled to be able to partner with ACCA to provide them with a new accreditation that allows its members to clearly demonstrate their hands-on abilities,” said Ian Schnoor, Executive Director of the FMI. “We are committed to developing and delivering accreditation programs that allow candidates to significantly advance their careers. The Advanced Financial Modeler (AFM) program covers the design and creation of a best-in-class three-statement model of a company that adheres to industry best practices. To be able to offer our programs to ACCA’s 241,000 members in 178 countries and regions is an honour.”

ACCA Chief Executive Helen Brand said: “This exciting accreditation marks the global gold-standard for financial modelling, so we’re delighted to be working with FMI on this. Through this partnership and by offering this qualification we’re supporting our members’ career success as well as opening the door to connections with fellow professionals.”

ACCA members interested in obtaining FMI’s AFM accreditation can find more information and enrol at the ACCA Learning website

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About ACCA

ACCA is the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. We’re a thriving global community of 241,000 members and 542,000 future members based in 178 countries and regions, who work across a wide range of sectors and industries. We uphold the highest professional and ethical values.

We believe that accountancy is a cornerstone profession of society that supports both public and private sectors. That’s why we’re committed to the development of a strong global accountancy profession and the many benefits that this brings to society and individuals.

Since 1904 being a force for public good has been embedded in our purpose. And because we’re a not-for-profit organisation, we build a sustainable global profession by re-investing our surplus to deliver member value and develop the profession for the next generation.

Through our world leading ACCA Qualification, we offer everyone everywhere the opportunity to experience a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management. And using our respected research, we lead the profession by answering today’s questions and preparing us for tomorrow.

ACCA and CA ANZ have formed a strategic alliance for the benefit of members and to help shape the future of the profession. Find out more about us at

About The Financial Modeling Institute (FMI)

The FMI’s mission is to promote awareness, excellence and discipline in financial modeling globally through its world-class accreditation programs. Through research and testing, the FMI has developed exams that set the bar high with regards to modeling skills and validation. The FMI provides learning resources to support candidates, and offers proctored, rigorous financial modeling exams. 

The FMI offers the Level 1 Advanced Financial Modeler (AFM) accreditation, the Level 2 Chartered Financial Modeler (CFM) accreditation, and the Level 3 Master Financial Modeler (MFM) accreditation. The FMI also offers an introductory program to financial modeling called FMI Foundations. 

The FMI’s accreditations are relevant for professionals working in accounting, asset management, banking, business development, credit, private equity, venture capital, and other areas. Find out more about The Financial Modeling Institute at