Top 10 Finance Certifications

10 Finance Certifications

Young finance professionals always ask me about certifications.

Here are the 10 most important certifications.

1. CPA

  • Full description: Certified Public Accountant
  • Issued by: Local Boards of Accountancy
  • Skills demonstrated: expertise in accounting, tax preparation, and financial planning

2. CMA

  • Full description: Certified Management Accountant
  • Issued by: Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)
  • Skills demonstrated: management accounting, planning, analysis, control, and decision support

3. CFA

  • Full description: Chartered Financial Analyst
  • Issued by: Chartered Financial Analyst Institute
  • Skills demonstrated: investment analysis, valuation and portfolio management


  • Full description: Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst
  • Issued by: Corporate Finance Institute (CFI)
  • Skills demonstrated: financial modeling, valuation, and analysis

5. FRM

  • Full description: Financial Risk Manager
  • Issued by: Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP)
  • Skills demonstrated: proficiency in identifying, assessing, and managing financial risk


  • Full description: Certified Corporate FP&A Professional
  • Issued by: Association for Financial Professionals (AFP)
  • Skills demonstrated: financial planning and analysis, budgeting, forecasting, and decision support

7. CA

  • Full description: Chartered Accountant
  • Issued by: Local Institutes of Chartered Accountants
  • Skills demonstrated: financial accounting, taxation, and auditing


  • Full description: Chartered Certified Accountant
  • Issued by: Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
  • Skills demonstrated: financial management, taxation, and audit

9. CIA

  • Full description: Certified Internal Auditor
  • Issued by: Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
  • Skills demonstrated: internal auditing, risk management, and control

10. CTP

  • Full description: Certified Treasury Professional
  • Issued by: Association for Finance Professionals (AFP)
  • Skills demonstrated: managing corporate treasury operations, cash and risk management

Did I miss any certification?
Which one do you think is the most important?

Original Source: LinkedIn