About the Finance Transformation Certificate Programs

We are in a world where customers’ demands require all businesses to provide better products or services to align with rapidly evolving customer expectations. The degree of disruption and change in business is requiring all finance functions to evolve to align with the speed of business decision making. Gone are the days where the finance processes can take months to execute. Responsiveness and decision making in a matter of days is the new norm.

To help companies and finance professionals meet the expectations of their business stakeholders in the context of disruption and enabling professionals to support the future finance organizations, the AICPA & CIMA and KPMG collaborated to develop a learning pathway to help you understand the future of finance and how the finance professional will evolve.

Composed of three certificate programs, these curricula will teach you the importance of, and how to, evolve and upskill your career and finance team to reimagine finance in today’s era of disruption.

Finance’s (and company-wide) focus on improved operational efficiencies and effectiveness, speed of delivery, improvement of the insights provided, and support by artificial intelligence technologies, are only as successful as the individuals who lead the change by:

  • Engaging their business partners with insight and forward looking perspective
  • Participating in the enterprise strategic planning through active engagement
  • Designing, building and deploying the right technology to deliver against the future capabilities needed
  • Aligning processes with the integrated solution design; and
  • Enabling a workforce with the right skills and capabilities and experience to succeed

Why earn the Finance Transformation Certificates?

Finance executives are finding a growing need to reimagine their function’s skills and capabilities to ensure the team is a valued and primary contributor to the organization. According to KPMG’s Future of Finance series, finance teams need a clear perspective on the capabilities, processes and technology that will enable them to succeed and become a valued business partner. Additionally, the AICPA & CIMA and Oracle report, Agile Finance Unleashed: The Key Traits of Digital Finance Leadership, found that only 32% respondents are digital finance leaders. This is further magnified by the accelerating evolution of finance in organizations and the demand to have talent capable of providing the right support to finance and their customers.

After completing the learning pathway, you will be better equipped to lead your team through disruption.

  • Understand how to reimagine your company’s finance function
  • Learn how today’s technology enables a significant change in how finance operates
  • Gain a clear understanding of how finance will operate in the future and what types of resources and skills will be needed

While the future is full of unknowns, and you don’t necessarily know exactly what’s ahead, completing this learning program will position you to be ready for whatever comes your way.

Upon completion of each certificate program, you will receive CPE credits and a digital badge to proudly showcase your new skills on your social networks.




Manage Disruption

The Manage Disruption Certificate provides the context to the accelerating evolution of finance in organizations. It focuses on why and how the business environment is changing and how the finance team can prepare for and respond to these changes.


Ignite Change

The Ignite Change Certificate provides deeper insight into the various objectives and roles within the Finance value chain of the future. It focuses on what changes are required within organizations to adapt to the changing business environment and how new and existing roles will underpin the value chain.


Transform Skills

Self-study online coming summer 2020

The Transform Skills Certificate provides insight into the skills and competencies required in the finance value chain of the future. The program gives an understanding of the changing role of the CFO and the skills needed to adapt to the emerging role of finance.

Who will benefit

  • CFOs
  • Controllers
  • Finance leaders
  • Finance managers
  • Finance staff

Digital Badges

A digital badge helps you gain recognition for earning your certificate by allowing you to easily display and share your achievement. Prospective clients and employers will be able to quickly verify your competencies and skills. The digital badge also provides greater credibility and visually declares your commitment to quality. According to a recent LinkedIn study, profiles with certifications and badges receive six times the number of profile views.

Frequently asked questions

Group Training

If you are interested in purchasing multiple enrollments for your organization at a discounted rate, please call 800.634.6780, option 1 to speak with a training representative, or use this form to request information. Please select that you are interested in training for "My organization".