Companies, public and private organizations and individuals use financial reports, analytical
reports and projections produced by financial analysts for investment decisions.
Many financial analysts job relates to analyzing bonds, stocks and other securities for banks,
profit and non-profit organizations. Other financial analysts work for large corporations and
producing financial plans and expense projections, and recommendations to inform budget and
investment decisions by company executives. Government and Nonprofit organizations also hire
financial analysts for similar work.
Path of Career:
After many years of experience, most of the junior financial analysts would think about returning
to school for higher degrees. A graduate person with a master’s degree can expect to begin work
as a senior financial analyst or can rise to the position very quickly in Finance jobs.
With greater expertise and experience, a senior financial analyst can continue into a supervisor
position. In the corporate world, senior analysts can become a treasury manager supervising
working groups within their departments.
While a bachelor’s degree is the minimum requirement in finance jobs for an entry-level job
position, by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that a master’s degree is generally
required for advanced positions and permanent in the field. Varieties of subjects are generally
including business fields such as economics, finance and accounting. Mathematics, Physics and
engineering are not uncommon among financial Job. An advanced job in finance analyst position
requires an MBA degree or a master’s degree in finance.
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Licensure generally requires sponsorship from
the employing firm in United State, so most financial analysts only obtain a license after starting
a job. Financial jobs are present and explain their work to clients and superiors, so presentation
skills and strong communication are crucial. In addition to knowledge of mathematics, statistics
and finance, experience in using software tools is valuable.