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Certified Financial Valuation Analyst

Indian : Rs.4129
International : $70

Vskills certification for Financial Valuation Analyst assesses the candidate as per the company’s need for financial analysis and valuation. The certification tests the candidates on various areas in financial statements, valuation, accrual accounting, cash flow valuation, the analyst’s checklist, profitability analysis, value of operations, financial statements analysis, credit and equity risk analysis.


This certification is intended for professionals and graduates wanting to excel in their chosen areas. It is also well suited for those who are already working and would like to take certification for further career progression. Earning Vskills Financial Valuation Analyst Certification can help candidate differentiate in today’s competitive job market, broaden their employment opportunities by displaying their advanced skills, and result in higher earning potential.


Job seekers looking to find employment in finance or accounts departments of various companies, students generally wanting to improve their skill set and make their CV stronger and existing employees looking for a better role can prove their employers the value of their skills through this certification.


Financial Valuation Analysts are in great demand. Companies specializing in consulting or finance are constantly hiring skilled Financial Valuation Analysts. Various public and private companies also need Financial Valuation Analysts for their finance or accounts departments.


Introduction To Investing And Valuation

  • Investment Style
  • Investment Style and Fundamental
  • Investors, Firms Securities, and Capital Markets
  • The Business of Analysis
  • The Analysis of Business
  • Choosing a Valuation Technology

Introduction To The Financial Statements

  • The Form of the Financial Statements
  • Measurement in the Financial Statements

How Financial Statements Are Used In Valuation

  • Multiple Analysis
  • Asset-Based Valuation
  • The Architecture of Fundamental Analysis

Cash and Accrual Accounting, And Discounted Cash Flow Valuation

  • The Dividend Discounts Model
  • The Discounted Cash Flow Model
  • Reverse Engineering Converting a Price to a Forecast
  • Simple Valuation Models
  • The Statement of Cash Flows
  • Cash Flow, Earnings, and Accrual Accounting Earnings and Cash Flows

Pricing Book Values

  • The Price-to Book Ratio Concept
  • Prototype Valuations
  • A Model for Anchoring Value on Book Value
  • Applying the Model to Equities
  • Applying the Model to Projects and Strategies
  • Features of the Residual Earnings Model
  • Reverse Engineering the Model foe Active Investing

Pricing Earnings

  • The Concept behind the Price-Earnings Ratio
  • Prototype Valuation
  • A Model for Anchoring Value on Earnings
  • Applying the Model to Equities
  • Features of the Abnormal Earnings Growth Model
  • Reverse Engineering the Model for Active Investing

Business Activities and Financial Statements

  • The Cash Flows
  • All Stocks and Flows
  • Accounting Relations that Govern Reformulated Statements

The Analysis Of The Statement Of Shareholder’s Equity

  • Reformulating the Statement of Owners’ Equity
  • Dirty-Surplus Accounting
  • Ratio Analysis
  • Hidden Dirty Surplus

The Analysis Of The Balance Sheet And Income Statement

  • Reformulation of the Balance Sheet
  • Reformulation of Income Statement
  • Comparative Analysis of the Balance Sheet
  • Ratio Analysis

The Analysis Of The Cash Flow Statement

  • The Calculation of Free Cash Flow
  • GAAP Statement of Cash Flows and Reformulated Cash Flow statements
  • Cash Flow from Operations

The Analysis of Profitability

  • Cutting to the Core of the Operations
  • Distinguishing Financing and Operating Activities
  • Drivers of Operating Profitability
  • Profit Margin Drivers

The Analysis of Growth and Sustainable Earnings

  • What Is Growth?
  • The Analysis of Changes in Profitability
  • The Analysis of Growth in Shareholders’ Equity
  • Growth Sustainable Earnings and the Evaluation of P/B Ratios and P/E Ratios

The Value of Operations

  • A Modification to Residual Earrings Forecasting Residual Operating Income 13.2 Modification to Abnormal Growth in Operating Income
  • The Cost of Capital and Valuation
  • Financing Risk and Return and the Valuation of Equity 13.5 Mark-to-Market Accounting

Simple Forecasting and Simple Valuation

  • Simple Forecasts and Simple Valuations form Financial Statements
  • Adding Speculation to Financial Statement Information
  • The Applicability of Simple Valuations
  • Simple Valuations with Short-Term
  • Simple Valuation as an Analysis Tool

Full-Information Forecasting, Valuation, And Business Strategy Analysis

  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Full- Information Forecasting and Pro Forma Analysis
  • Value Generated in Share Transactions
  • Financial Statement Indicators and Red Flags
  • Business Strategy Analysis and Pro Forma Analysis

Creating Accounting Value and Economic Value

  • Value Creation and the Creation of Residual Earnings
  • Accounting Methods, P/B Ratios, P/E Ratios, and the Valuation of the Going Concern
  • Hidden Reserves and the Creation of Earnings
  • Conservative and Liberal Accounting
  • Accounting Methods and the Forecast Horizon

Analysis Of The Quality Of Financial Statements

  • What is Accounting Quality?
  • Detecting Income Shifting
  • Detecting Transaction Manipulation

The Analysis Of Equity Risk And The Cost Of Capital

  • The Nature of Risk
  • Fundamental Risk
  • Value-At-Risk Profiling
  • Fundamental Betas
  • Price Risk

The Analysis Of Credit Risk

  • Ratio Analysis for Credit Evaluation
  • Forecasting and Credit Analysis
  • Liquidity Planning and Financial Strategy


Frequently Asked Questions

What is Vskills?

VSkills is a “skills testing” and certification exam conducted by - ICSIL, A Govt of India Undertaking and Govt of NCT Delhi Company. Vskills is a testing and certification programme focused on prior learning. Through Vskills Assessments, individuals with learning acquired outside of a formal classroom setting have the opportunity to get certified by appearing in standardized exams conducted throughout the nation at proctored centres.

What is Vskills Certification?

Vskills Certification is a professional skill test that is conducted to assure that a person is qualified to perform a job. It is a proof that the candidate has the requisite skills to do a job.

What are the benefits that I will get by taking Vskills Certification Exam?

Some of the benefits that you get on taking Vskills Certification exam are listed below,-

- Develop skills that are valued by experts in the industry
- Vskills Certifications opens avenue for candidates in various sectors
- Vskills Certification provides an opportunity to get certified in areas where you are not formally educated
- Vskills Certification enhances the chances of employment
- CVs of certified candidates are flagged on Monster India website as “Vskills Certified candidates” to employers.
- CVs of certified candidates are also tagged on website as “Vskills Certified candidates” to employers.
- CVs of all Vskills Certified candidates is shared with relevant employers for employment - Vskills Certified candidates are a part of the Job Centre for Life
- Vskills provides supplementary preparation material (hard copy or online videos) to candidate for easing the process of preparation.
- Vskills assessment exams are structured and regularly updated according to the industry standards
- Vskills Certifications do not require any time commitment since it is only a test and not classroom teaching.

What is the duration of the course?

There is NO course duration for all certification exam. Exams are conducted on monthly basis and candidate has the flexibility to select the exam date from Exam Calender as per their per feasibility. Student can give the exam any time between 1 year from the date of enrollment.

What is the eligibility for registration?

There is no minimum qualification for taking up Vskills Certification Exam, so it is for everyone – from day to day users to senior management, say - Employees - Employers - Students - Teachers - Businessmen and Entrepreneurs - Housewives/Retired Professionals, etc

What is the duration of the exam?

Vskills Certification Exam is for one hour (1 hour) duration.

What type of questions are asked in the exam?

Vskills Certification Exam has 50 multiple choice questions (1 marks each), with no negative marking.

What is the passing percentage?

Passing percentage is 50% i.e., 25 marks need to be scored in order to clear the exam.

When is the the exam conducted?

Vskills Certification Exams are conducted on monthly basis and candidate has the flexibility to select the exam date from Exam Calender as per their per feasibility.

How many attempts can I give for a certification exam?

One exam attempt per registration with no limit on re-appearance.

Can I reschedule the exam?

Yes, candidate can re-shedule the exam till the date of exam after paying the re-schedule fees.

If I fail, what is the procedure to be followed for reappearing in the exam?

In case a candidate is unable to clear the exam then, candidate can register for exam retake by paying for registration fees of Rs. 1250/- but no reading material is sent.

Does the exam is available only in India?

Candidates residing outside India can register for specific certifications as listed under the international students by appearing in online open book exam.

Can I take two or more certification exams at one time?

Yes, candidate can take two or more exams at one time.

How tough will be the paper?

The certification exam is meant to assess the ability of the student in the particular domain and checks entry level to medium level skills in that particular domain. If you know the domain area, and have studied the accompanying material well, you will have no difficulty in passing the exam.

Do you provide any sample questions?

Practice tests are provided under every certification.

What is the duration of the certification?

There is no minimum duration of certification. You may register when you want; we suggest that minimum 30 days should be kept to go over the material provided at the time of registration.

Is the exam available for international candidates?

Yes, candidates residing outside India can follow the process for international students.

What kind of placement support is provided?

Vskills provides placement support to certified candidates as - CVs of certified candidates are flagged on Monster India website as “Vskills Certified candidates” to employers. - CVs of certified candidates are also tagged on website as “Vskills Certified candidates” to employers. - CVs of all Vskills Certified candidates is shared with relevant employers for employment - Vskills Certified candidates are a part of the Job Centre for Life

In case I am unable to take the exam will my fees be refunded?

As a policy under no circumstances will the fees be refunded to the candidate after registration, unless there is a situation that is unavoidable.

When is the result declared?

Result indicating pass or fail is told to candidate after finishing of the exam. Hard copy certificate and performance report is sent to candidates who had cleared the exam. Soft copy certificate is also e-mailed.

Is the material provided by you sufficient from exam point of view or should I refer other sources?

The study material provided by Vskills is a guideline for your exam, but you can refer to other sources for further clarity on any topic.

Are there any classes provided by you to prepare for the exam?

Vskills does not offer classes for any certification exam. The candidates have to prepare on its own for the exam. NO CLASSES are provided by Vskills.

Do you charge extra for placement assistance?

There are no charges apart from the registration fees or exam re-take in case candidate is unable to clear the certification exam.


V skills

VSkills is a “skills testing” and certification exam conducted by - ICSIL, A Govt of India Undertaking and Govt of NCT Delhi Company. It is one of the largest manpower companies of the government of NCT Delhi. VSkills certifications help candidates quantify and prove their skills in a particular domain - skills that are valued by the employer and are in great demand. Your Vskills Certificate is a proof that you have the requisite knowledge and makes you job ready - which is why employers rate VSkills certifications and look for people who have them.

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