Financial analysts make a wide range of salaries, bonuses, and long-term incentives (which forms their total compensation). Average compensation depends on the analyst’s industry and seniority but tends to range between $50,000 for a new hire and $200,000+ for a senior analyst in a management position. To find out more about how much financial analysts make, check out CFI’s Analyst Compensation Guides and explore the interactive career map.
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: