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Financial Analysis

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A Day in the Life

Financial Analysts use past and present data to help their company determine solid financial plans for the future.  A Financial Analyst makes business recommendations for an organization based on analyses they carry out on factors like market trends, the financial status of a company (or companies) and the predicted outcomes of a certain type of deal.

Work Responsibilities

Growth Path

  1. Financial Analyst
  2. Finance Manager
  3. Director of Finance
  4. VP of Finance/CFO

Skills You'll Need

  • Synthesize complex analysis and ideas to communicate them in a straightforward manner (both verbally and via email / PowerPoint)
  • Build and maintain complex financial models, develop and use financial modeling tools, and construct financial statements
  • Use database and programming languages such as SQL and Python to manipulate and analyze data
  • And more...

Industries You'll Work In

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Teams You'll Work With

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Demand for Talent

  • One of the most in-demand in the accounting and finance field
  • Demand has steadily risen for this role over the past few years
  • States with most demand: New York, California, Texas, and Illinois
  • States with projected growth in demand: Utah, Arizona, Colorado, Washington

Compensation

$55K-$95K
Financial Analyst
$85K-$135K
Finance Manager
$110K-$180K
Director of Finance
$120K-$300K+
VP of Finance/CFO
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Work/Life Balance Score

Work/life balance is when someone equally prioritizes their career and their personal life. This balance can vary greatly from one career to the next.

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Job Stability Score

Job stability is about more than your experience and career. As industries decline, so do the jobs in them.

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Prestige Score

Job stability is about more than your experience and career. As industries decline, so do the jobs in them.

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