Frequently Asked Questions

What is the CFI FinMo Case Competition?
The CFI FinMo Case Competition is an online financial modeling case competition that will test your financial modeling, valuation, problem solving, critical thinking and communication skills. You will receive a case pakage which will provide information about a particular business case, and your task is to present your findings and provide a reccomendation
What are the prizes?
Winners will be awarded USD $10,000 as follows:
  • 1st place = USD $7,000
  • 2nd place = USD $2,000
  • 3rd place = USD $1,000
Who can compete in the competition?
This competition is open to anyone and everyone.
Where does the competition take place?
This competition takes place 100% online, and all communication will happen digitally.
Is this an individual or team competition?
University students can compete in groups of maximum 5 or individually. All other entrants must enter individually.
What will the case be about?
The 2022 FinMo case is to be determined. The 2021 case involved valuation and strategic advisory. The 2019 and 2020 cases were based on evaluating an M&A transaction, and the 2018 case was based on a private equity group investing in a firm.
Who are the judges?
Submissions will be judged by Tim Vipond (CEO at Corporate Finance Institute), Scott Powell (Managing Director at Corporate Finance Institute) and Darren Tong (VP Finance at CFI).
When is the registration deadline?
The 2022 registration deadline is TBD. Late entrants will not be considered for the competition.
How much does the competition cost?
Please refer to the registration page.
What are the deliverables?
There are three deliverables that we will assess:
  1. Excel Model – values the business and contains any other financial information you wish to include
  2. PowerPoint Presentation – summary and recommendations
  3. Video or Screen Recording – walks us through your Excel model and explains your methodology using the PowerPoint presentation to support your recommendation
Refer to the “Deliverables” section of the Competition Rules for more information.
How do I make my submission?
All submissions must be made on this website from your user account and dashboard. There is an area where you can upload your submission before the deadline.
How much time do I have to work through the case?
Contestants have two weeks to complete the competition. This includes the time required to read the case, conduct your analysis, and prepare your deliverables. The case will be released at 00:01 UTC on October 4, 2021, and will be due at 23:59 UTC on October 17, 2021. Late submissions will not be accepted.
How will the winner be determined?
The winners of the CFI Financial Modeling Case Competition will be determined by the panel of judges according to the Scoring Rubric.
Still have more questions?
Feel free to contact us if you still have more questions!