Earnings Before Tax is used for analyzing the profitability of a company without the impact of its tax regime. This makes companies in different states or countries more comparable, as tax rates may differ significantly across borders. Analysts often prefer to add back taxes so they can have an apples-to-apples comparison of earning power across a wide range of companies.
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Below is a break down of subject weightings in the FMVA® financial analyst program. As you can see there is a heavy focus on financial modeling, finance, Excel, business valuation, budgeting/forecasting, PowerPoint presentations, accounting and business strategy.
A well rounded financial analyst possesses all of the above skills!
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