Being a financial analyst can be a very good career for people who like working with numbers, analyzing, researching, building financial modeling and producing reports. Additionally, analysts are exposed to extremely sensitive and important information at their company (or their client’s company) which can be very interesting. Their work can have a major impact on the success or failure of a business. Financial analyst is a good career if you want to earn a lot of money while performing all of the above types of work.
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: