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Certified CFO programme aims at transforming senior executives into financial leaders. Berkeleyme’s world-class, comprehensive general management programs are..

Certified CFO programme aims at transforming senior executives into thoughtful business & financial leaders. Berkeleyme’s world-class, comprehensive general management programs are designed to accelerate your effectiveness not as a manager but as a leader, by value addition in strategic and management levels.

Certified CFO programme is designed and delivered by some of the world’s best faculty, you will gain the confidence to make the decisions needed to succeed, expand your thinking and learn what it takes to become an exceptional business & financial leader. A leader who takes the company into such circumstances where growth innovation and creativity transform on all levels of management. It acts on the belief that exercising judgment is neither art nor science, but a craft that can be honed with practice, reflection, feedback, and coaching.

Achieving the Certified CFO programme demonstrates your professional expertise in financial planning, analysis, control, decision support, and professional ethics – skills that are in demand by organizations around the world. Whether you want to expand your career potential or enhance the value you bring to your current position, this course will help you demonstrate your professional credibility.

The program complements functional understanding with a holistic approach that helps leaders build judgment in their specific contexts.

Certified CFO programme is designed to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills learners require to deal with the complexities of Financial accounting and finance operations at the strategic level of the organisation and to develop their ability to lead change in organisations.


Entry Requirements

• Any qualification equivalent to UK standard Level 6 certification or;
• First Degree.
• For Special cases, candidates with experience without any formal qualification can be considered for admission.

Who should take this programme?

• Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
• Finance Manager
• Director/ Managing Director
• General Manager
• Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
• Founder & Group CEO
• Chief Operating Officer (COO)
• Advisor, Strategy & Marketing
• Business Development Leader

• Chief Marketing Officer
• Executive Vice President
• Executive Partner
• Senior Executives
• President
• Vice President
• Head Trader
• Heads of Departments
• Management level Officers

What are the Objectives?

• Provide strategic and managerial support to candidates
• Improve vision, thoughts, decision making, & ability to forecast and predict
• Develop personality and ability to question and find reasoning and leadership.


Our certifications will develop learner ability to:

• apply analytical tests and assessment techniques and methodologies.
• develop their strategic, managerial, and operational analysis skills
• demonstrate practices by adapting best practice concepts and methods.
• Effective learning for specific, measurable, attainable, reliabilities, and timely methodologies.
• Developing creative thinking and innovation to apply in real environments.
• Demonstrate the ability to lead from the front by preparing simulations
• Learn the ways to look forward and foresee the ever-changing business world.


Learning Outcomes

• Understand the financial leadership
• Thinking like a CFO
• Understanding financial innovation leadership
• Developing Financial reporting and latest regulation impacting businesses
• Analyse problem-solving techniques specific to business and industry
• Developing a coherent strategy to work in teamwork with the motivation to lead the CFO affairs
• focus on thinking skills by creating simulations which can be applied in real words

Course Outline

• What is entrepreneurship, why it matters and how it stimulates growth?
• Selling the vision
• Creating traction – Designing an experiment portfolio
• Modelling traction and momentum
• Funding cycles and how to raise capital
• Establishing and strengthening culture

• Introduction to corporate innovation and why it is important
• Overcoming the barriers to corporate innovation
• Identifying todays corporate innovation leaders
• Creating a high performing culture of innovation in large organisations
• How companies can disrupt themselves to create sustained value
• Corporate Governance
A. Internal control frameworks
B. Enterprise risk management (ERM) frameworks
C. Other regulatory frameworks and provisions
• Economic Concepts and Analysis
A. Economic and business cycles – measures and indicators
B. Market influences on business
C. Financial risk management
• Financial Management
A. Capital structure
B. Working capital
C. Financial valuation methods and decision models
• Information Technology
A. Understanding of information technology (IT)
B. Risk associated with IT
C. Controls that respond to risks associated with IT
• Operations Management
A. Financial and non-financial measures of performance management
B. Cost accounting
C. Process management
D. Planning techniques

Ethics, Professional Responsibilities and General Principles
A. Nature and scope
B. Ethics, independence and professional conduct
C. Terms of engagement
D. Requirements for engagement documentation
E. Communication with management and those charged with governance
F. Communication with component auditors and parties other than management and those charged with governance
G. A firm’s system of quality control, including quality control at the engagement level

Assessing Risk and Developing a Planned Response
A. Planning an engagement
B. Understanding an entity and its environment
C. Understanding an entity’s internal control
D. Assessing risks due to fraud, including discussions among the engagement team about the risk of material misstatement due to fraud or error
E. Identifying and assessing the risk of material misstatement, whether due to error or fraud, and planning further procedures responsive to identified risks
F. Materiality
G. Planning for and using the work of others, including group audits, the internal audit function and the work of a specialist
H. Specific areas of engagement risk

Performing Further Procedures and Obtaining Evidence
A. Understanding sufficient appropriate evidence
B. Sampling techniques
C. Performing specific procedures to obtain evidence
D. Specific matters that require special consideration
E. Misstatements and internal control deficiencies
F. Written representations
G. Subsequent events and subsequently discovered facts

Forming Conclusions and Reporting
A. Reports on auditing engagements
B. Reports on attestation engagements
C. Accounting and review service engagements
D. Reporting on compliance
E. Other reporting considerations

Conceptual Framework, Standard-Setting and Financial Reporting
A. Conceptual framework and standard-setting for business and nonbusiness entities
B. General-purpose financial statements: for-profit business entities
C. General-purpose financial statements: nongovernmental, not-for-profit entities
D. Public company reporting topics (U.S. SEC reporting requirements, earnings per share and segment reporting)
E. Financial statements of employee benefit plans
F. Special purpose frameworks

Select Financial Statement Accounts
A. Cash and cash equivalents
B. Trade receivables
C. Inventory
D. Property, plant and equipment
E. Investments
F. Intangible assets – goodwill and other
G. Payables and accrued liabilities
H. Long-term debt (financial liabilities)
I. Equity
J. Revenue recognition
K. Compensation and benefits
L. Income taxes

Select Transactions
A. Accounting changes and error corrections
B. Business combinations
C. Contingencies and commitments
D. Derivatives and hedge accounting (e.g., swaps. options, forwards)
E. Foreign currency transactions and translation
F. Leases
G. Nonreciprocal transfers
H. Research and development costs
I. Software costs
J. Subsequent events
K. Fair value measurements
L. Differences between IFRS and U.S. GAAP

State and Local Governments
A. State and local government concepts
B. Format and content of the financial section of the comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR)
C. Deriving government-wide financial statements and reconciliation requirements
D. Typical items and specific types of transactions and events: measurement, valuation, calculation and presentation in governmental entity financial statements

• Computer Programming for Data Scientists or Big Data Technologies
• Databases, Data Warehousing & Information Retrieval
• Statistics for Data Analysis or Elements of Statistical Learning or Statistics in Finance
• Data Mining
• Elements of Statistical Learning
• Statistics in Finance
• Agents & Multi-Agent Systems
• Nature-Inspired Learning Algorithms
• Pattern Recognition, Neural Networks & Deep Learning
• Network Theory
• Big Data Technologies
• Simulation & Data Visualisation
• Computer Vision
• Telling Stories with Data
• Armchair Intelligence: Open Sources & Online Investigation
• Theorising Big Data
• Machine Learning
• Artificial Intelligence Reasoning and Planning
• Focus on Development
• Identify Linchpin Positions
• Make It Transparent
• Measure Progress Regularly
• Keep It Flexible


These qualifications are vocational as they can support a learner’s career progression. To meet aim to provide an appropriate assessment method each unit will be assessed through tasks that will be written in a way to make them realistic ‘work-related’ tasks wherever possible. Learners will need to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and. Original thought, problem solving and recommendations on actions will also be asked for from learners where appropriate for the unit. Intellectual rigour will be expected appropriate to the level of the qualification.

Assignments will contain a question strand for each of the given unit’s learning outcomes. The assignment tasks will address the LO (learning outcome) and AC (assessment criteria) requirements. Within assignments there will always be requirements for learners to engage with important and relevant theory that underpins the subject area.

The assignment questions will require learners to draw on real organisations to illustrate their answers. To support this activity during the programme of learning, centres are required to make sure that they include case studies of relevant organisations and, wherever possible, facilitate in- company opportunities for learners to undertake research and investigation projects and/or support the organisation with various tasks. Mature and part-time learners will ideally be able to draw on their personal work experience too.



Tuition and guidance should feature flexible approaches to delivering the unit. Formal tuition sessions, whether face to face or online, will identify some of the required, theoretical subject matter. This will help learners to work individually, or as part of a group, researching and gathering information about the subject.

Personal and group research, case studies, simulations, exercises and discussion are typical and engaging ways of learning about the subject. Learners will likely use tutor- and self- directed study and reflect on their experience and expertise.

Up-to-date information and materials are available from many sources such as businesses, the Worldwide web, television and radio broadcasts, broadsheet newspapers and advisory services.



Where a candidate has achieved an overall average mark of at least 70% from all the units, may award a Distinction, although offering such a grade to individual candidates is at the discretion, and is not normally given after any successful referral attempts.

Awarding Organisation

Berkeleyme School of Management & Sciences


Successful completion of the Certified CFO programme, enables to a Postgraduate & Master’s Degree top-up from world class British Universities.


Key Features

  • 100% distance learning.
  • Accepted and recognized all over the world.
  • Duration 6 to 12 months depending upon the course.
  • Cost Effective.
  • Opportunity to visit UK for a study tour.
  • Immigration options to Canada & Australia.
  • Job opportunities across the globe with higher salaries.

Course Instructors

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Course Reviews


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  1. Khalid Abdurrasheed


    Having all these connections with people all over the world, I think will help me greatly in my future. In terms of working or even just meeting up with students and professionals around the world.

  2. Abdullah Al Salama


    The way that Berkeleyme is set up made it really convenient to study. There’s a lot more collaboration within the class, and that’s led to me meeting a lot of really interesting people from a lot of different places.

  3. Andrew Norman


    I love the programme! I think I’ve learned a lot… And I have got many business professional and friends from all over the world. I think this trip the training will be one of the best memories.

  4. Jeffry Wilson


    My overall experience exceeded my expectations. I had a lovely time here… The professors are very friendly and helped us feel welcome here. All the certification programme were very professional, and this programme will be helpful in my work place.

  5. Haroon Mahmood


    One of the things that I enjoy most about the programme is the fact that students are given the opportunity to hone the skills that business world is looking for as a CFO. It enables students to develop key competencies needed in the contemporary business environment. In addition, the school regularly invites guest lecturers from multinational corporations, and organises consultancy challenges that prepare students for future employment and offer them valuable networking opportunities.

  6. Monah Abou Zaki


    The professors are very supportive and are always trying to improve the experience. Along with that we are always supported for the industry based practical knowledge. The course itself is also really well-structured and lecturers provide all kinds of learning resources to help us consolidate knowledge in different ways.

  7. Pankaj Vohra


    Berkeleyme is one of the best places to be student, this is because it is a very vibrant place with plenty of amazing and affordable courses to learn. Besides that, there’s always a good support from professors.

  8. Imran Zamir


    The programme has covered a wide range of subjects, from topics as general as research methods to as specific as entrepreneurial decision-making. The lecturers are experts in the fields they teach, which creates an atmosphere in which questions are encouraged and often answered based in their own empirical experience. This makes learning processes a lot easier.

  9. Souleiman Idriss


    Berkeleyme is one of the most well-renowned institutions in the world. After experiencing the course here, I can see why because the teaching is great.

  10. Nasir Manzoor


    Berkeleyme School and Certified CFO were amazing experience overall. Making friends from all over the world, to learning from expert professors – this course offered a lot. And curriculum was very helpful to revise throughout the program.

  11. Syed Junaid Ali


    Berkeleyme had this great subject called Certified CFO. It was all about effective leadership management studies and strategies which are dymanic modules for a CFO. It tackles the process of organising and taking new information, retaining it and dealing with assessments. However, these skills can be applied to all fields of study and will guarantee any student a better chance of success.

  12. Abdulla Al Jneibi


    I have been student of Berkeleyme and Certified CFO was made up with best curriculum in finance. This participation has enabled me to get to know professionals and heads of finance departments with different backgrounds and created lasting relationships.

  13. Ahmed Hashem Al Shateri


    In my search for a suitable finance program for a senior level, the Certified CFO is the best curriculum I tried out at Berkeleyme. Although I was studied management programs with berkeleyme earlier, the curriculum of Certified CFO itself was fine to my career and the instructor was very nice and helpful when inquired.

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