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Financial Analyst Meaning

Financial Analyst Meaning and Definition

A Financial Analyst is a title used to describe professionals who perform research and analysis and make recommendations based on financial data. The true meaning and definition of the term financial analyst is anyone whose job requires collecting, assessing, and interpreting data in order to make optimal decisions. The title is very broad, and there are many different career patch and job descriptions for different types of analysts. To learn more, check out CFI’s interactive career map.

 

Financial Analyst Meaning

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?