Financial Analyst Entry Level

Financial Analyst Entry Level Job Overview

A Financial Analyst entry-level job typically involves working with spreadsheets to collect, organize, and analyze financial data for a business. Types of financial analysis that can be performed include profitability, liquidity, solvency, capital structure, operating efficiency, and more. Entry level financial analysts are often expected to perform lots so basic work such as data entry, simple spreadsheets, research, and data gathering. Once a financial analyst becomes more senior, they may start to become involved with more advanced practices such as financial modeling and valuation.


Financial Analyst Entry Level

Analyst Certification FMVA® Program

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.


Financial Analyst certification curriculum


A well rounded financial analyst possesses all of the above skills!


Additional Questions & Answers

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:

  • What is financial modeling?
  • How do you build a DCF model?
  • What is sensitivity analysis?
  • How do you value a business?


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