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Financial Analyst vs Credit Analyst

What is a Financial Analyst vs Credit Analyst?

A Financial Analyst prepares an analysis on a wide range of activities such as budgeting, forecasting, investing, valuation, mergers and acquisitions, and more, while a Credit Analyst exclusively analyzes debt (credit) opportunities. Put another way, Financial Analyst is a broader title and encompasses all types of financial analysis, while Credit Analyst is a very specific title that relates only to debt/credit jobs. To learn more about the differences between a Financial Analyst vs Credit Analyst, see CFI’s career guides.

 

Financial Analyst vs Credit Analyst

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?