Depending on the company, yes, a financial analyst may work from home. It’s very unlikely if you work for a bank; however, some corporations (especially technology companies) do allow their financial analysts to work from home. If it is something that’s important to you, try to find companies that list a “flexible working environment” in their company description, as they typically mean they allow employees to work virtually at least some of the time, or potentially all of the time.
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: