A financial analyst is a professional who is responsible for collecting, analyzing,and interpreting financial data as well as preparting reports, models, presentations and recommendations for leaders of a business or clients. Analysts must be good with numbers, and have strong understanding of accounting, and able to manage large data sets. CFI’s world-class financial anlayst definition is anyone who can simoltaniously have extreme attention to detail and high-level business strategy.
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!
CFI is the global institution behind the financial modeling and valuation analyst FMVA Designation. CFI is on a mission to enable anyone to be a great financial analyst and have a great career path. In order to help you advance your career, CFI has compiled many resources to assist you along the path.
In order to become a great financial analyst, here are some more questions and answers for you to discover: