Financial Analyst Objective

The Main Financial Analyst Objective

The objective of a Financial Analyst to collect, analyze, and interpret financial data in order to make optimal decisions. The decisions can relate to persons, corporations, or governments, and typically concern revenues, expenses, profitability, capital, financing, and other objectives. A world-class financial analyst possesses the ability to be extremely detailed in dealing with granular information, as well as is a high-level thinker who can see the big picture.


Financial Analyst Objective

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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