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About the Corporate Finance qualification

The Corporate Finance (CF) qualification is recognised around the world and establishes a high level of expertise across international markets. It is designed with a focus on the commercial, practical and technical skills demanded by major corporate and financial clients and investors.

In achieving the CF qualification, you will join the international community of over 1,000 professionals in more than 50 countries.


  • The CF qualification acknowledges your expertise in the field of corporate finance.
  • On successful completion you will receive the designatory letters, CF, which demonstrates your achievements.
  • Opportunity to join a professional network of corporate financiers with ICAEW’s Corporate Finance Faculty.

Who is it for?

The CF qualification will be of benefit to professionals in, or aspiring to, the positions of:

  • Investment Banker
  • CFO/Treasurer
  • Venture Capitalist
  • Commercial banker
  • Corporate Finance Executive
  • Corporate Development Executive

Whether you're advising clients on, or are internally responsible for:

  • Merger and acquisition transactions
  • Restructuring
  • Divestitures
  • Valuations
  • Financing transactions